A Life of Great Meaning: Changing Our Heart, Life, and World

April 5-7 A Special Weekend with Internationally Renowned Meditation Teacher Kadam Lucy James


During this unparalleled weekend event, Kadam Lucy James will guide us step by step into recognizing, awakening, and nourishing our deep potential for unbiased compassion and a “supreme good heart”, also known as bodhichitta. Through this healing transformation, we actually become the peace that can change our world.

Friday Night Lecture: Changing Our Heart 7 PM-8:30 PM



Kadam Lucy will help us experience one of the most cherished notions in all of Buddhism, which is bodhichitta — a spontaneous wish to realize our full spiritual potential so as to be of maximum assistance to as many living beings as possible. This vision is a big one, but even if we merely take on the role of a Bodhisattva-in-training to begin with, we can accomplish amazing things in our world.


Saturday Retreat: Changing Our Life 9 AM-4 PM


The journey a Bodhisattva takes toward realizing their potential and helping everyone else is known as the six perfections — six beneficial minds and trainings that bring us happiness and “perfect” our good qualities. These are giving, ethics, patient acceptance, joy, meditation, and wisdom. During this retreat Kadam Lucy will explain a perfection in each session, showing how to integrate them into our daily activities so that our whole life becomes inspiring and meaningful.

Special Sunday Morning Class: Changing Our World 10-11:30 AM



Finally, we will see how changing our mind really does change our world. We will be left with a deep confidence that can only be found through developing our compassion and wisdom and then helping others to do the same through our practical, joyful way of being.

Nowadays, with the world in turmoil, there is a particular need for Westerners to cultivate bodhichitta. If we are to make it through these perilous times, true Bodhisattvas must appear in the west as well as in the east.”  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Meaningful to Behold

These teachings will be derived from the famous Buddhist poem, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, composed by the Buddhist Master Shantideva.



Cost for this Special Event:

*Early Registration (by 3/29) for Entire Weekend:       $55

*Early Registration (by 3/29) for Entire Weekend:       $45 for KMC Madison Members and Benefactors

*Registration (after 3/29) for Entire Weekend:           $70

Friday Night Lecture:                                                   $15

*Saturday Retreat      :                                                $40

Special Sunday Morning Meditation:                          $15

*Lunch will be provided Saturday and included in registration as part of the retreat.

**Membership Guest Passes are not redeemable at this event

Please also note that no physical tickets will be issued for this event. Once you register, your name will be added to a list, and you can simply check-in at registration the day of the event. Any questions about your registration can be directed to info@meditationinmadison.org or by calling 608-661-3211. 

Advanced registration helps with planning purposes for the event, and also ensures you a seat in the meditation room (the first 100 people).There will be additional seating available in our community room with video link. Same-day registration and drop-ins are always welcome!

More details will be available at the Center on the day of each event. ** If you have any questions, please contact us at info@meditationinmadison.org or at 608-661-3211.

About the Teacher

One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving Buddhist meditation centers in the past 35 years. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and United Kingdom due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity.

Her main job for many years was also to help edit and produce Geshe Kelsang’s books. Until recently, she was on a long meditation retreat.

Kadam Lucy is appreciated for her deep experience, clear mind, and inspiring yet practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings and meditations, showing how to make these immediately effective in our modern daily lives.

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Year at a Glance



Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays May 1-31 12:00-12:30 PM (No Class May 17)

Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays May 2, 9 and 23 7:00-8:00 PM 

Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays May 19-26 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays May 12-26 10:00-11:30 AM

International Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC | May 24-29

Weekend Away Retreat: Abiding in Clarity at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI | May 31-June 2



Weekend Away Retreat: Abiding in Clarity at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI | May 31-June 2

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays June 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM

Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays June 6-20 7:00-8:00 PM

Creating the Life You Want Part 1: Friday Night Lecture Silencing the Inner Critic | Friday, June 7  7:00-8:30 PM

Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class June 2)

Meditation for Kids | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM

Creating the Life You Want Part 2: Awakening Our Pure Potential | Saturday, June 22  10:00 AM-1:00 PM


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KMC Madison Fall Fair and Yard Sale | Saturday, August 31 9:00 AM-5:00 PM



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