Benefits of Membership at KMC Madison

 

Becoming a member is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes, courses and retreats, while also supporting the growth of this extraordinary resource for the people of Madison and beyond. If you attend classes regularly, your membership will represent substantial saving over paying for individual classes. With most memberships, since the classes you can attend are unlimited once you have paid a monthly fee, it also provides many opportunities to deepen your meditation practice as well as meet other committed practitioners.

Your membership:

  • supports a flourishing Center by providing predictable income.
  • generates immeasurable merit that can be dedicated toward great enlightenment.

General Program Member

 

Benefits of General Program Membership include:

  • Free unlimited admission to all General Program classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures
  • Free unlimited admission to most Saturday Day Courses and retreats at the Center
  • Discounted rates for Special Events with visiting teachers*
  • Twelve (12) Guest Passes annually for General Program Classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures

 

General Program Membership entails:

  • A monthly contribution of $55
  • We request a 12-month annual commitment (renewal is automatic, unless we hear from you)

 

 

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Foundation Program Member

 

Benefits of Foundation Program Membership include:

  • Free entry to all Foundation Program Classes (enrollment required)
  • Free unlimited admission to all General Program classes, Noontime & Drop-In Meditations and Friday Night Lectures
  • Free unlimited admission to most Saturday Day Courses and retreats at the Center
  • Discounted rates for Special Events with visiting teachers*
  • Twelve (12) Guest Passes annually for General Program Classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures

 

Foundation Program Membership entails:

  • A monthly contribution of $65
  • We request a 12-month annual commitment (renewal is automatic, unless we hear from you)
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Benefactor Level Member

 

Benefits of Benefactor Level Membership include:

  • Free entry to all Foundation Program Classes (enrollment required)
  • Free unlimited admission to all General Program classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations and Friday Night Lectures
  • Free unlimited admission to most Saturday programs and retreats at the Center
  • Discounted rates for Special Events with visiting teachers*
  • 25% discount on Empowerments
  • Twelve (12) Guest Passes annually for General Program Classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures
  • One (1) Guest Pass annually for Half-Day Course or Full-Day Meditation Retreat

 

Benefactor Level Membership entails:

  • A monthly contribution of $108
  • We request a 12-month annual commitment (renewal is automatic, unless we hear from you)
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* Special Events such as Empowerments and the Midwest Dharma Celebration are not included.

 

 

Why Your Contribution Matters

Membership contributions are an important source of income for KMC Madison. They help maintain and improve the facilities and spiritual programs for the benefit of people of all levels of interest. In addition, any profits support the International Temples Project, a registered non-profit which fosters the international development of Buddhist Temples and Retreat Centers worldwide.

A strong membership ensures that the Center will able to carry on in Madison, and continue to be a spiritual sanctuary for anyone wishing to find lasting peace and happiness.  Your contribution is a meaningful act of generosity that will help create world peace and that will benefit generations to come.

KMC Madison is a 501.(c)3 non-profit organization that operates soley on the kindness of volunteers and donations. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about Membership, please contact the Administrative Director at: admin@meditationinmadison.org or (608)-661-3211.

FAQs

Let us answer your Membership questions.

How much does Membership cost?

We offer 3 different levels of membership at $55.00, $65.00 or $108.00 per month. Please read the benefits to find a membership level that works best for you.

How do I sign up for Membership?

You can register to become a KMC Madison member anytime by using our online registration tool via Paypal in order to set up automatic monthly payments.

Is membership sign up only online?

No. If you prefer, you can call or come in to the Center during regular open hours and someone at Reception will help you sign up for membership.

When does my membership start?

You can use your membership to attend classes and sign up for upcoming events right away, as soon as you register.

Can I share my membership?

No. Membership benefits apply to one adult member only and are not transferable. However, the Kids Class is included in Membership so you can bring your Kids along to the Sunday Morning Class at no extra charge.

Are kids included with my membership?

Yes. Kids may attend our Kids Class on Sunday Mornings free of charge when they come with a parent who is a member.

Can I use my membership at other Kadampa Centers?

KMC Madison is part of a global organization and we have many Kadampa Centers worldwide. Each of our Centers are independent registered charities so your KMC Madison Membership only covers classes and courses directly affiliated and organized by Kadampa Meditation Center Madison.

How do I check in as a member when I attend class?

When you attend the Center, please check in at reception and we will make sure you are on our list of Members. We are in the process of getting membership cards for all members. Members will be able to check in at reception by showing this card.

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership, please send an email to admin@meditationinmadison.org with your request with two weeks of notice.

Is my membership tax deductible?

No. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation in addition to your monthly membership please click here.

Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

2018 at a Glance

 

July

Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays July 1-22 10:00-11:30 AM

Just Meditate | Saturday, July 21 10:00-10:45 AM

International Summer Festival KMC Manjushri | July 27-August 11

 

August

International Summer Festival KMC Manjushri | July 27-August 11

Just Meditate | Saturday, August 18 10:00-10:45 AM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, August 19 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays August 19-26 10:00-11:30 AM

Fall Friday Night Lecture Kick-off: Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong | Friday, August 24 7:00-8:15 PM

 

September

Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays September 2-30 10:00-11:30 AM

Transforming Pain Thursday Meditation Series | Thursdays, September 6-27 7:00-8:30 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday September 8 10:00-10:45 AM

Friday Night Lecture: Responding to Rejection | Friday, September 21 7:00-8:15 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, September 23 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Safe Inside Meditation Retreat | Saturday, September 29 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

October

What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 18-November 15 7:00 PM-8:30 PM * No Class November 1

International Fall Festival KMC Portugal | October 5-11

Life is But a Dream: An Introduction to Emptiness | October 20 10:00-2:45 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday September 8 10:00-10:45 AM

Friday Night Lecture: Freedom from Fear and Anxiety | Friday, October 26 7:00-8:15 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, October 28 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

 

November

Midwest Dharma Celebration: Medicine for the Mind | November 2-4

What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 4-November 15 (No Class November 1) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Healing from the Heart: Taking and Giving Retreat | November 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, November 18 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday, November 24 10:00-10:45 AM

Friday Night Lecture: How to Survive the Holiday Season | Friday, November 30 7:00-8:15 PM

 

December

Streams of Purifying Nectar: Vajrasattva Retreat | Saturday, December 8 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday, December 15 10:00-10:45 AM

Meditations for a Wise Heart | Thursdays, December 6-20  7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, December 16 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Festival of Lights Christmas Eve | Monday, December 24 7:00-8:30 PM

 

 

Good Karma Bowl-A-Rama Fundraising

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