Creating the Life You Want

With Gen Kelsang Gomlam

There is nothing fixed about us or our lives. If we know how to change our thoughts, we also know how to change our world. Buddha specialized in practical methods for letting go of negative self-defeating thoughts and realizing the boundless potential we have within – methods that are still available to us today.

In this two part series, we will learn how to get rid of limiting thoughts and use positive thinking to improve daily life. Attend both sessions, or feel welcome to drop in to one that works for you. Although both parts together offer maximum benefit, the Friday Night Lecture and Saturday Workshop are also stand alone in nature.  Everyone welcome!


Part One

Friday Night Lecture: Silencing the Inner Critic

June 7, 7:00-8:30 PM

Many people are hard on themselves in a way that is counter-productive and painful. In this Friday Night Lecture, we will learn practical methods to overcome these negative mental habits. Through skillful analysis and meditation, we can gradually learn to identify unhelpful thought patterns, feel empowered to accept our shortcomings, and transform our self into the confident, happy person we wish to be. Everyone is welcome to this light-hearted and practical Friday Night Lecture!


Part Two

Saturday Workshop: Awakening Our Pure Potential

June 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Buddha taught that each of us have within us an extraordinary potential for inner growth and transformation. This pure potentiality is utterly indestructible and exists amidst the negativity that often crowds our mind. When this potential meets the right conditions, all the qualities of enlightenment will awaken within us and we will experience pure, lasting happiness. In this inspiring workshop, we can  start to identify with this pure potential, rather than our limitations, and begin to train in special methods to cause this pure nature to ripen.


Cost: Parts 1 & 2 Together: $25 before 5/31 or Free for KMC Madison Members and Benefactors. Friday Night Lecture Only: $10 before 5/31 $15 after; free for KMC Madison Members and Benefactors. Saturday Workshop Only: $20 before 6/15 or $30 after; free for KMC Madison Members and Benefactors

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About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Gomlam is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison and Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s representative in Madison. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years. Gen Gomlam’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. 


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