How to Solve Our Human Problems
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Beginning September 9
at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park | 1500 E Park Place
with Modern Buddhist Nun Gen Kelsang Gomlam
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. We want happiness and freedom from problems, but problems keep coming. This series of classes will be based on the book, The How To Solve Our Human Problems, a practical manual on Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths. Through teachings and guided meditations, Gen Kelsang Gomlam will help us learn practical methods we can use right now to bring about the positive and lasting changes we long for.
Drop in for a class or try the whole series! Classes are stand-alone in nature, and include teachings, guided meditations, as well as a chance to discuss & ask questions.
Class Topics by Date
Monday, September 9: What is the problem?
Monday, September 16: Where do our problems come from?
Monday, September 23: Is change possible?
October: The Anatomy of Anger
Monday, October 7: How to recognize anger
Monday, October 14: How anger hurts us
Monday, October 21: Why do we get angry?
Monday, October 28: Beginning to heal
November: The Hidden Power of Patience
Monday, November 4: Protecting ourself from harm
Monday, November 11: The real nature of pain
Monday, November 18: Letting go of the past
Monday, November 25: Enjoying the new you
December: Connecting With Our Pure Potential
Monday, December 2: Who do you think you are?
Monday, December 9: Recognizing our hidden potential
Monday, December 16: Sustainable happiness
September: 9, 16, 23
October: 7, 14, 21, 28
November: 4, 11, 18, 25
December: 2, 9, 16
Cost: $10 a Class, or $25/September, $35/October, $35/November, $25/December/ (With the monthly discount, this is $120 for all 14 classes).
Register in advance by using the drop down menu below. You do not need a Paypal Account for this transaction.
There are no physical tickets for this event. Your name will be added to a list, and you can check in at the class. You can also register at the event. Drop-ins are always welcome!
About the Teacher
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.
About the Venue
Classes are held at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park. The address is 1500 E. Park Place. There is street parking as well as a parking lot. When you arrive, feel welcome stop the desk- they will direct you to 2nd floor where the class is held in the Camoflauge Room. There will be a person to greet you and check you in or register you for the class. Everyone welcome!
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison
Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays October 2-30 12:00-12:30 PM
Sunday Morning Series: Compassion and Wisdom: Meditations for a Happy Life | Sundays, October 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays, October 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
New! Thursday Morning Class: Basic Buddhist Meditations for Busy People | Thursdays October 10-31 10:00-11:15 AM (No Class Thursday, October 3 due to Fall International Festival)
Happiness from the Inside Out: A Meditation Workshop | Saturday, October 26 10:00 AM- 1 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays November 1-29 12:00-12:30 PM (No Class Friday November 15 due to Midwest Dharma Celebration)
Sunday Morning Series: Compassion and Wisdom: Meditations for a Happy Life | Sundays, November 3, 10 & 24 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class Sunday, November 17 due to Midwest Dharma Celebration)
Meditation for Kids | Sundays, November 3, 10 & 24 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class Sunday, November 17 due to Midwest Dharma Celebration)
New! Thursday Morning Class: Basic Buddhist Meditations for Busy People | Thursdays November 7-21 10:00-11:15 AM (No Class Thursday, November 28)
A Life Without Anger Meditation Workshop | Saturday, November 9 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Midwest Dharma Celebration | Friday, November 15-Sunday, November 17
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays December 4-28 12:00-12:30 PM (No Class Wednesday, December 25)
Sunday Morning Series: Compassion and Wisdom: Meditations for a Happy Life | Sundays, December 1-22 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class December 29)
Meditation for Kids | Sundays, December 1-22 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class December 29)
New! Thursday Morning Class: Basic Buddhist Meditations for Busy People | Thursdays December 5-19 7 10:00-11:15 AM (No Class Thursday, November 28)
Streams of Purifying Nectar: Vajrasattva Purification Retreat | Saturday, December 14 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
New Year's Eve Candlelight Meditation for World Peace | Tuesday, December 31 7:00-8:30 PM
Long Life and Wisdom Amitayus Retreat| Wednesday, January 1 10 AM-3 PM
New Year, New You: Learn to Meditate in Half a Day | Saturday, January 4 10 AM-1:15 PM
Lamrim Meditation Retreat |Saturday, January 11- Tuesday, January 14
Blue Sky Mind: Finding Peace Weekend Retreat with Guest Teacher Kadam Kyle Davis, January 24-26