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 July 3-31 12:00-12:30 PM

New! Sunday Morning Series: The Confidence to Change | Sundays July 7-38 10:00-11:30 AM 

Meditation for Kids | Sundays July 7-21 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class July 28)

Mantra Rolling Workshop | Saturday, July 22 10:00 AM-1:00 PM



Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays August 1-30 12:00-12:30 PM

Free Sunday Morning Class and Fall Open House | Sunday, August 18 10:00-11:30 AM

New! Sunday Morning Series: The Confidence to Change | Sundays August 18 and 25 (No Class August 4 or 11) 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays August 18 and 25 (No Class August 4 or 11) 10:00-11:30 AM

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



Starting in 2019

Classes in Milwaukee | New! Series starts September 9, 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!

Fall International Festival at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA  | September 27-October 3 



Good Karma Bowl-A-Rama Fundraising

Check out our progress toward our $10,000 goal. Olimometer 2.52