Letting Go of Negativity

The practice of 35 confession Buddhas

This is an in-person event with livestream attendance available for members!

Does it feel like no matter how hard you try you can’t develop a calm and peaceful mind? Under the influence of deluded minds we have created a great deal of negative karma, as a result we now experience many difficulties and suffering. No matter how negative our mind is, there is a way to find peace. We have the opportunity to purify our mind completely and develop a calm and peaceful mind by engaging in this ancient purification practice.

One of the most powerful purification practices is the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps, also known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls. In this practice, we visualize the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and practise purification in their presence. Through the power of their blessings and prayers, we can swiftly purify even the heaviest negative actions simply by faithfully reciting their names.

In this practice we will use the prayer booklet, ‘The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls’ which can be purchased in our bookshop or online at Tharpa.com.

Registration details:

Cost: $20; free for members

Location: KMC Madison, 1825 S Park St, Madison

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, March 2

10 - 11:15am
Session 1
11:15 - 11:45am
11:45am - 1pm
Session 2
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Saturday March 2 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


$20; free for members


KMC Madison
KMC Madison
1825 S Park St, Madison, WI
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  • Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Resident Teacher, KMC Madison

    The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison is Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.