Bookstore and Gift Shop
The KMC Madison Bookstore & Gift Shop is the perfect place to start and finish your visit to the Center. During bookstore hours, there is always someone in reception. Please feel free to stop by and check out our beautiful meditation room or spend time in our bookstore and gift shop.
KMC Madison’s Bookstore sells books from Tharpa Publications written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These books reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment with titles suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Tharpa Publications is a non-profit corporation that publishes the works of the renowned Buddhist Meditation Master – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Venerable Geshe-la has published 22 books which range from accessible introductory works to highly acclaimed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Sutra and Tantra.
We also feature guided meditation CDs to help you continue your meditation practice at home, chanted prayer booklets and CDs, and a collection of Buddhist prints and statues.
Our bookstore holds great gifts for children, including four Buddhist books especially written for children.
In addition, we have seasonal apparel: KMC Madison T-shirts and sweatshirts. These items are a great way to support our Center.
Other offerings include meditation and shrine supplies, incense, candles and various gifts. We are available to help you select books and other supplies suitable for your stage of meditation practice. Gift cards are also available for use in the bookstore or for classes and events – just ask.
We are open 1-4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday and 30 minutes prior to events – come by! Some weekend day courses or weekly events may affect the bookstore schedule. Please check our calendar. *Our bookstore is closed during Summer Festival (July 25-August 12). We will resume normal hours August 14.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison
Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays November 7-30 12:00-12:30 PM
What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 4-November 15 (No Class November 1) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
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
The Power to Be Happy Free Meditation and Talk | Monday, November 26 6:30-7:30 PM Cambridge Community Library
Friday Night Lecture: How to Survive the Holiday Season | Friday, November 30 7:00-8:15 PM
New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays December 2-30 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays December 2-30 10:00-11:30 AM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays December 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM
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
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays January 2-30 12:00-12:30 PM
Just Meditate | Saturday, January 5 &26 10:00-10:45 AM
Publicity Distribution Party | Saturday, January 5 1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays January 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays January 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
Who is Buddha Tara? | Tuesday, January 8 7-9 PM
Lamrim Retreat | Saturday, January 12-Tuesday, January 15
Mala Making Workshop | Saturday, January 19 10 AM-1 PM
Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, January 27 12 PM-2 PM
Starting in 2019
Classes in Milwaukee | March 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!