Bookstore and Gift Shop

Open Before Class

The KMC Madison Bookstore & Gift Shop is open 30 minutes before all events offered in person. Please observe safety guidelines when visiting.

Curbside Pick Up Available

The KMC Madison Bookstore & Gift Shop is happy to offer Curbside Pick Up for all Tharpa books and gift shop items. To arrange a purchase and pick up, please contact us at [email protected].

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 23 books which range from accessible introductory works to highly acclaimed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Sutra and Tantra.

Suggested Reading Order

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books are acclaimed for their unparalleled clarity and practicality; perfectly conveying the essence of Buddha’s instructions. His 23 inspirational books offer practical methods for learning and developing meditation practices and are especially suited for modern day people with busy lives.

For more information about each book, click the image below. All of these books can be purchased here at KMC Madison through a contactless pick up. Please e-mail us at [email protected] or call us (608) 661-3211 if you have any questions or to arrange a pick up time.

Prayer Booklets and Audio

Prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind and can be used as a basis for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Tharpa Publications provides a wide range of Buddhist prayers in printed, ebook and audio format.

Buddhist prayers are often referred to as ‘sadhanas’, which means ‘ritual prayers for spiritual attainments’. A sadhana is practised by reciting the verses and deeply contemplating their meaning. Through regular practise a sadhana acts as a method for attaining realizations that enable us to progress along our spiritual path.

All Sadhanas that are part of our monthly Center chanted meditation practices (Pujas) can be purchased here at KMC Madison through a contactless pick up. Please e-mail us at [email protected] or call us (608) 661-3211 if you have any questions or to arrange a pick up time. 

Additional Tharpa & Gift Shop Items

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.

We have seasonal apparel: KMC Madison t-shirts and sweatshirts. These items are a great way to support our Center.

Meditation & Shrine Supplies and Gifts

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. If you have any questions about our bookstore items, or would like to arrange a contactless pick up, please give us a call at (608) 661-3211 or send an e-mail to [email protected]