Monday Nights: Advice We Need Right Now

Is it possible to remain hopeful when our world is overrun with so much pain, injustice, sickness, poverty? Yes. It is not only possible, it is essential. According to Buddha, we cannot uproot the causes of the world’s dilemmas until we have uprooted our own negative minds and ripened our potential for authentic and stable happiness. If we are to help others activate their potential we first need to activate our own.

In this series of talks and guided meditations, Gen Kelsang Gomlam will show us how we can tap into peaceful and positive minds and maintain that experience all the time. In particular, we will learn how we can even transform painful experiences into minds that increase our inner peace and happiness. Of course, this requires training. But what better thing to train in, for both ourself, all our relationships, and our world?

Note: No class on Monday, August 24.


July: Things to think about that can change your life
7/6:  What makes my human life so precious?
7/13:  Where does happiness come from?
7/20: What is the mind?
7/27:  When my life is over… what then?

August: Real freedom comes from wisdom
8/3: What does our death mean?
8/10: Actions and effects
8/17: Why bad things happen to good people
8/24: What is samsara?
8/31: What is the point of thinking about suffering?

September: What to meditate on!
9/7: Faith and intelligence
9/14: Living responsibly
9/21: Eliminating 3 inner toxins
9/28: Energy to grow

October: A meaningful life
10/5: Bye bye samsara!
10/12: The foundation of real happiness
10/19: A daily meditation practice for everyone
10/26: Developing confidence in meditation

Texts for the class

Gen Gomlam will be teaching from the texts The New Meditation Handbook, which is available at this link, and How to Transform Your Life, which is a free download here.

If you are in Madison, we can arrange a no-contact pickup of this book. Just email [email protected] to make arrangements.

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Monday August 10 2020


7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


$10 single registration (no charge for members)


  • 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.