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.


Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

2018 at a Glance



Loving Difficult People | Thursdays March 1-29 7:00-8:30 PM (No Class Thursday, March 15)

A Heart of Loving Kindness: Healing a Hurting World: The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya | Saturday, March 17 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday, March 24 10:00-10:45 AM

Friday Night Lecture: Say Goodbye to Guilt | Friday, March 30 7:00-8:15 PM



New! Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays April 1-29 10:00-11:30 AM

NKT Day Open House and Free Meditation | Saturday, April 7 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Wisdom in Modern Times: Teachings on Heart Jewel | Thursdays April 5-19 7:00-8:30 PM

Compassion Fasting Retreat | Saturday, April 14 6:30 AM-4:00 PM 

Just Meditate | Saturday, April 21 10:00-10:45 AM

US Festival KMC New York | April 27-May 2



New! Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays May 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM

Just Meditate | Saturday, May 5 10:00-10:45 AM

Overcoming Distraction | Thursdays May 10-31 7:00-8:30 PM

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat | Saturday, May 12 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Friday Night Lecture: Imagine Yourself Without Worry | Friday, May 18 7:00-8:15 PM

The Power to Be Happy: Free Meditation and Talk at E.D Locke Public Library, McFarland | Wednesday, May 23 6:30-7:30 PM



New! Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays June 3-24 10:00-11:30 AM

Good Karma Bowl-A-Rama Fundraiser at Dream Lanes | Saturday, June 23 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM