Friday - Sunday May 1 - 3 2020


Full weekend varies (see below); Friday $10, Saturday $45, Sunday $25

Abiding at the Heart

Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa 
Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3

The source of all our suffering is our ignorance. If we have wisdom, there is no basis for experiencing problems. By relying upon the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. For Kadampas, there are no more powerful teachings or blessings than those of Je Tsongkhapa. By opening our heart to Je Tsongkhapa and sincerely relying upon his help, our realizations will definitely grow. We will discover a deep, unshakable sense of inner peace that brings great meaning to our life.

Gen Kelsang Gomlam will grant the empowerment, and give teachings on Heart Jewel Practice: The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. She will also lead the Sunday Retreat Sessions, providing guidance and commentary to inspire us to integrate this powerful practice into our busy lives.

Texts for the weekend

Purchasing your own copies is not required, but your practice will be enhanced if you can follow along.

You may purchase the Heart Jewel sadhana at this link.
Purchase a copy of the book here.

If you are in Madison, we can arrange a no-contact pickup of either or both of these texts. Just email [email protected] to make arrangements.

Registration Details

Our community has moved online! Please review our terms and conditions before registering. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most benefit from our livestream classes.  Please note that registration closes one hour before each day’s sessions begin to allow for time to get people the link in a timely manner and prepare for the livestream class.

Cost for individual days:
$10 Friday night introduction
$45 Saturday empowerment
$25 Sunday class and retreat

Cost for full weekend:
$70 non-members
$60 FP and GP members
$50 benefactors

Youth ages 9-15 are half price (use code LamrimYOUTH); kids 8 and under are free.

Register in 3 Easy Steps!

1. Click the Register button.
2. Select a class date, follow the instructions and make your payment. (Please do not use any member discount codes for this weekend.) You will be taken to a PayPal page where you can use a credit/debit card or your PayPal account.
3. Watch for the livestream link to be emailed 45-60 minutes before class starts. (If you do not receive the link, email [email protected].)

Hourly Schedule

Friday, May 1

7 PM - 8:15 PM

Saturday, May 2

9 AM - 10 AM
Joining online and settling in
10 AM - 12 PM
This Empowerment will include the transmission of the Mantra of Guru Sumati Heruka
12 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch break
1:30 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea break
3:30 PM - 5 PM
Heart Jewel with Commentary

Sunday, May 3

10 AM - 11:15 AM
Special Sunday Class
1:30 PM - 3 PM
Retreat Session 1
3 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea break
3:30 PM - 5 PM
Retreat Session 2
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  • Gen Kelsang Gomlam
    Gen Kelsang Gomlam

    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.