Offering Our Faith

Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A special day of retreat at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. However, around the auspicious day of June 4, in honor of Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day and Venerable Geshe-la’s birthday, Kadampa centres around the world offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat. These prayers are done with a mind of great respect and gratitude to build our faith and joyful practice, while requesting the flourishing of this holy dharma for generations to come.  

There will be three sessions of self-guided retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer. 

Registration details

This event is free; sign in at the door.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, June 1

10 - 11:15am
Session 1
11:15 - 11:45am
11:45am - 1pm
Session 2
1 - 2:30pm
Lunch (on your own)
2:30 - 3:45pm
Session 3


Saturday June 1 2024
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10:00 am - 3:45 pm


KMC Madison
KMC Madison
1825 S Park St, Madison, WI


  • 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.