Friday Night Lecture: Silencing the Inner Critic

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!

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. The second part is a Saturday meditation retreat, Connecting with Our Pure Potential. It will take place on Saturday, July 18 from 10 AM – 4 PM. However, both events are stand-alone in nature. Feel welcome to attend one or both parts.

Registration Details

Cost: $10 for the Friday Lecture only, $20 for the retreat only or $25 for both. (If you are registering for both, choose the discounted rate when registering for the retreat.) Free for GP and FP members and benefactors.

A livestream link is available 72 hours after the class for everyone who registers.

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Friday July 10 2020


7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


$10 (free 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.