Sunday Mornings: Becoming a Friend of the World

With all the new appearances in our world and the unusual circumstances changing so many of the things we took for granted; now is the time to look more deeply into a way of being in the world that actually benefits everyone.

Buddha taught practical and rare guidelines for living a purposeful life in a busy and hectic world. By applying these powerful methods we can help our family, friends, and our world find real happiness and a better quality of life.

“It is said that there exists a magic crystal that has the power to purify any liquid into which it is placed. Those who cherish all living beings are like this crystal—by their very presence they remove negativity from the world and give back kindness.”
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Topics each month


  • 1/3 Giving and keeping
  • 1/10 Special Sunday: What exactly is Lamrim?
  • 1/17 Giving practical help
  • 1/24 Giving protection and fearlessness
  • 1/31 Giving love


  • 2/7 Giving good advice
  • 2/14 Special Weekend with Gen Demo, How to Protect Ourself and Others: Learning to Love
  • 2/21 Promising not to harm
  • 2/28 Promising to increase positive actions


  • 3/7 Promising to benefit others
  • 3/14 The inner armour of patience
  • 3/21 Patience of not retaliating
  • 3/28 Power of patient acceptance


  • 4/4 Patiently thinking about Dharma
  • 4/11 Procrastination and effort
  • 4/18 Laziness and discouragement
  • 4/25 Attraction to what is meaningless


  • 5/2 Empowerment Weekend: Purification for a healthy mind
  • 5/9 Perfection of mental stabilization: pure meditation
  • 5/16 Perfection of wisdom
  • 5/30 The result: a new Bodhisattva!!

Text for the class

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Sunday Program: Transforming Life's Challenges $10

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Sunday April 25 2021


10:00 am - 11:15 am


  • 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.