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.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, April 1-29 | 12-12:30 PM
Thursday Morning Meditation | April 2-23 | 10-11:15 AM
Making Every Moment Meaningful: Free Public Talk & Special NKT Day Event | Saturday, April 4 | 1-2:15 PM
Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Resilience through Meditation | Sundays, April 5-26 | 10-11:15 AM
Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, April 6-27 | 7-8:15 PM
Buddha's Enlightenment Day: Special Talk with Gen Gomlam | Wednesday, April 15 | 7-8:15 PM
Friday Night Lecture: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: A Buddhist Perspective | Friday, April 17 | 7-8:15 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Introduction | Friday, May 1 | 7-8:30 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa| Saturday, May 2 | 9 AM-5 PM
Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Special Sunday Class and Retreat| Sunday, May 3 | 10 AM-5 PM
Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Escape to Reality| Sundays, May 3-31 | 10-11:15 AM
Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, May 4-18 | 7-8:15 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays May 6-29 | 12-12:30 PM
Thursday Morning Meditation | May 7-28 | 10-11:15 AM
Part 1: Friday Night Lecture: Calm Mind in a Crazy World| Friday, May 15 | 7-8:15 PM
Part 2: Saturday Meditation Retreat: Finding the Solution Within| Saturday, May 30 | 10 AM-3 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, June 3-30 | 12-12:30 PM
An Evening of Benefit and Bliss: KMC Madison Benefit Dinner| Saturday, June 6 | 5-8 PM
New! Sunday Series| Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14
Meditation for Kids | Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14
A World of Loving Kindness: Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and Teachings on Loving Kindness | US Festival at KMC New York | June 12-17
Special Away Retreat with KMC Chicago & KMC Madison: Awakening the Heart: A Weekend Retreat on Loving Kindness | Friday, June 26 - Sunday June 28 at Siena Retreat Center in Racine
Part 1: Friday Night Lecture Silencing the Inner Critic | Friday, July 10 | 7-8:30 PM (Rescheduled from March 13)
Part 2: Connecting with Our Pure Potential Meditation Retreat | Saturday, July 18 | 10 AM-4 PM (Rescheduled from March 18)