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
2018 at a Glance
Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays September 2-30 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays September 2-30 10:00-11:30 AM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays September 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM
Transforming Pain Thursday Meditation Series | Thursdays, September 6-27 7:00-8:30 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
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays October 3-21 12:00-12:30 PM
International Fall Festival KMC Portugal | October 5-11
Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays October 7-28 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays October 7-28 10:00-11:30 AM
Just Meditate | Saturday, October 13 10:00-10:45 AM
Free Sunday Class and Open House | Sunday, October 14 10:00 AM-11:30 AM and 11:30-1:00 PM
What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 18-November 15 7:00 PM-8:30 PM * No Class November 1
Life is But a Dream: An Introduction to Emptiness | October 20 10:00-2:45 PM
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
Midwest Dharma Celebration: Medicine for the Mind | November 2-4
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
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 11-25 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