Selepak Khmer Angkor

Hello! We are the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas (Wat Jetapon Khemararam) cultural performing arts troupe. We teach our students the art of traditional Cambodian dance and Bokator, an ancient Khmer martial arts.

Selepak Khmer Angkor (SKA) was founded on August 22, 2010 under the sponsorship of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas. The temple serves as a place of worship as well as a community gathering center for Cambodians in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Parents, students, and volunteers are actively involved and are a vital part of the planning and operation. SKA is a volunteer-run organization. By following a weekly schedule, parents and volunteers provide lunch for all members of the organization. Parents also assist with costume design and performance preparation. Other volunteers provide additional support as needed, e.g. designing program materials, serving as photographer etc. Students are under the dance & bokator instruction of Ms. Solina Vong. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at the temple. Students benefit from the teachings of old and new dance choreography and kbach kun boran techniques/exercises. These repertoires are featured annually at the Khmer New Year Celebration in April held at the temple and the Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day) Festival in the fall. In addition to performing for these celebrations, SKA also proudly displays Khmer culture at occasions that provide opportunities to work with a variety of other multicultural organizations. SKA helps build the students’ character within leadership, commitment, and courage. The organization is a gateway to expose the younger generation to Cambodian culture as well as preserving the Cambodian identity.

Operating as usual

04/14/2021

🚨PLEASE READ🚨
As the celebration is near, we want to ensure that the weekend is not only fun but safe for all visitors. We would like to remind you that this is a Buddhist Temple so we ask you to be respectful with the property. Here are some tips/rules that we hope you find helpful:
β€’The temple expects all visitors to take preventive measures and follow CDC guidelines by PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS. Please stay home if you are feeling sick.
β€’ The temple is a place of worship for Cambodian Buddhists, please do NOT sit or climb on any structures or statues as they are considered sacred in our culture.
β€’ Take off hats/shoes before entering a building
β€’ Do NOT touch the monks!
β€’ keep all pets on leashes, the temple is not responsible if anything happens to your pet
β€’ keep trash where they belong: in the trash bins
β€’ the temple does condemn the use of alcohol, drugs and weapons. If you do partake in drinking, please be responsible and aware of your surroundings!!!
β€’ if you suspect any suspicious activity, please report them to an on duty officer
β€’ no ATM on site so bring cash if you plan on buying from vendors
Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

Photos from The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas's post 04/06/2021

Photos from The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas's post

03/11/2021

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas anticipates being open the weekend of April 16, 17, & 18, 2021 for Khmer New Year. On these three days, the public can come in for merit making, alms-giving, and blessings. This was a short-noticed decision so we are still trying to get vendors and live entertainment for our visitors, if possible. We HIGHLY recommend all guests to continue wearing masks on our premises and to continue social distancing. We will be notifying of any updates or changes on our page. We've provided a flyer in Khmer in the comment section.

Donations are still being accepted in-person or by U.S. mail:
To send checks, please make payable to The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas and send them to 5701 Crystal Lake Blvd. Dallas, TX 75236

Thanks for your continued support.

02/22/2021

SKA's AD here with a short lesson on Khmer dance hand gestures:
Here I am showing you four basic hand gestures seen in traditional Cambodian dance. There are over a thousand gestures and movements in Cambodian dance but these four are seen all across Cambodian dance repertoire. When put together, these gestures represent the cycle of life in nature. Click on each photo to learn about each one and how they correspond to the cycle.

02/16/2021

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

Video taken by our resident monk yesterday.

01/28/2021

sathuk sathuk sathuk 🌷

πŸ•―οΈToday is Meak Bochea (Māgha PΕ«jā)
This Buddhist holiday commemorates the last sermon given by Buddha in which he spoke about the "heart of Buddhism" in three principles: ceasing from all evil, doing only what is good, and cleansing the mind.
The group that assembled that day to hear the sermon are sometimes called the β€œFourfold Assembly” because of four factors that were in place:
β€’the 1,250 listeners were all β€œenlightened ones” β€’they were all ordained by Buddha himself
β€’according to the tradition, they came without being summoned
β€’it was a full moon in the month of Magha

01/28/2021

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

Happy 36th anniversary of establishment The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas πŸ™πŸΌ

01/11/2021

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

We got some snow coverage earlier today ❄️

12/24/2020

Happy Holidays from our family to yours. Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season! We truly miss seeing all of our students, parents, and volunteers' faces every week. We hope to be able to come together again in the near future. πŸ™πŸΌ

10/04/2020

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

Bonn Kathin at The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas will be October 10-11, 2020. Masks are required and safe hygiene/social distancing rules are in place for those who choose to participate.
See bottom of flyer on how you can still make a donation if you cannot be there. Thank you!
We have posted the flyer in Khmer in the comment section.

09/19/2020

Even if we're not celebrating together, we want to wish everyone a Happy Pchum Ben! Here are some favorite performance shots from past Pchum Ben festivals πŸ§πŸ™‚

09/13/2020

The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

Hello, hope all is well. The Pchum Ben weekend will be on September 19-20, 2020. Due to COVID, only the Buddhist ceremonies will still occur. We also have received questions on how donations to the temple are being accepted since our major festivals have been cancelled. Please refer to the bottom of the photo to see how you can contribute. The temple relies on donations to help pay bills, utilities, and maintenance for the year. With the cancellation of our major events, we haven't been raising as much money as we use to. However, we want to thank those who have been supporting us through these past months and we really appreciate the help. If you decide to join us for the ceremonies during Pchum Ben weekend, we want to remind everyone to please practice social distancing, safe hygiene, and wear a mask. Ceremony for both days begins at 9:00 A.M.
Thank you,
CBTofDallas Committee

08/18/2020

Robam Neang Tep Apsara-Pchum Ben 2017

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Robam Neang Tep Apsara during Pchum Ben 2017

08/18/2020

Robam Neary Chea Chour-Bonn Pka Prak 2017

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Robam Neary Chea Chour during Bonn Pka Prak 2017

08/14/2020

Robam Somleng Khaen-Dallas KHK Fundraiser 2017

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Somleng Khaen during Dallas Khmer Help Khmer Fundraiser 2017

08/13/2020

Thanks for the support! πŸ‡°πŸ‡­
αž’αžšαž‚αž»αžŽ! πŸ™πŸΌ

07/31/2020

SKA performance-DFW Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Moni Mekhala, Robam Preap Santepheap, Robam Kous Trolaok, Robam Pong Savada collaboration for the DFW Dragon Boat Festival 2018.

07/30/2020

SKA at the 2019 DFW Dragon Boat Festival

07/30/2020

From our performance during the 2014 DFW Dragon Boat Festival

07/30/2020

Robam Pong Savada Khmer-Dallas Asian Festival 2018

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Pong Savada Khmer from Dallas Asian Festival 2018.

07/28/2020

Photos from the Dallas Asian Festival 2016 representing The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas

photo courtesy of Dr. Jarvis Jacobs and Chaz Heed

07/27/2020

SKA performing Robam Somleng Kane at Lunar New Year 2017

07/27/2020

🀼 you can find traditional Khmer artwork on display at The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas. All made by hand by our resident monks and volunteers.

07/27/2020

Photos from The Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas gate inauguration back in June 2016.

07/26/2020

Robam Choun Por-WatBuddhaRaksmey Rosharon, TX 2018

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Choun Por at Wat Buddha Raksmey in Rosharon TX 2018

07/26/2020

Robam Sovan Macha-Khmer New Year 2017

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Sovan Macha from Khmer New Year 2017

[07/26/20]   Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Boung Soung Thvay Preah Por for Wat Jetapon Khemararam 33rd Anniversary 2018

07/25/2020

Robam Kous Trolaok-Dallas Asian Festival 2018

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Kous Trolaok from Dallas Asian Festival 2018

07/25/2020

Robam Preap Santepheap-Dallas Asian Festival 2018

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Preap Santepheap from Dallas Asian Festival 2018

07/25/2020

Robam Raksmey Doung Chan-Pchum Ben 2016

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Raksmey Doung Chan from Bonn Pchum Ben 2016

07/22/2020

Robam Nesat-Pchum Ben 2016

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Robam Nesat from Bonn Pchum Ben 2016.

07/21/2020

Robam Meh Ambao-KNY 2015

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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This is Robam Meh Ambao from Khmer New Year 2015.

07/20/2020

Robam Choun Por-Bonn Kathin 2015

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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This is Robam Choun Por during 2015 Bonn Kathin.

07/20/2020

Robam Bopha Lokey-Pchum Ben 2015

Found an archive of old videos from past performances.
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Here's Robam Bopha Lokey from 2015. We'll post more videos soon!

07/13/2020

can't wait!

*Still in construction.
Buddha statues have been finally placed in their spots for the future garden. Can't wait to reveal this peaceful walkway.

Our Story

Selepak Khmer Angkor (SKA) was founded on August 22, 2010 under the sponsorship of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple of Dallas. The temple serves as a place of worship as well as a community gathering center for Cambodians in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Parents, students, and volunteers are actively involved and are a vital part of the planning and operation. SKA is a volunteer-run organization. By following a weekly schedule, parents and volunteers provide lunch for all members of the organization. Parents also assist with costume design and performance preparation. Other volunteers provide additional support as needed, e.g. designing program materials, serving as photographer etc.

Students are under the dance & bokator instruction of Ms. Solina Vong. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at the temple. Students benefit from the teachings of old and new dance choreography and kbach kun boran techniques/exercises. These repertoires are featured annually at the Khmer New Year Celebration in April held at the temple and the Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day) Festival in the fall. In addition to performing for these celebrations, SKA also proudly displays Khmer culture at occasions that provide opportunities to work with a variety of other multicultural organizations.

SKA helps build the students’ character within leadership, commitment, and courage. The organization is a gateway to expose the younger generation to Cambodian culture as well as preserving the Cambodian identity.

Videos (show all)

Robam Tep Monorom
Khmer New Year 2014- Robam Apsara
Khmer New Year 2014- Robam Bopha Lokey
Khmer New Year 2014- Robam Choun Por
Robam Raksmey Doung Chan
Khmer Dance Practice
Robam Bopha Lokey 2011
Robam Bopha Lokey/Neary Chea Chour

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5701 Crystal Lake Blvd.
Dallas, TX
75236

Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
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