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Meet like-minded people interested in meditation near you! Learn how to meditate or deepen your current meditation practice. A trademark of the meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both "on the cushion" and in our daily lives. Each meeting will include practical meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented. Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group. Kadampa Buddhism stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!

For more information on Kadampa Buddhism and meditation in Madison visit http://www.meditationinmadison.org/

Upcoming events (5)

Training Our Mind in Meditation

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Meditation makes our life happy and meaningful & teaches us how to make both ourselves and others happy. Join us each week as we learn Buddhist meditation practices that are actual methods to control our mind and keep it positive longer and longer so that our whole life is an expression of our meditation. This extremely practical class provides indispensable information for those seeking happiness and meaning in their life.

The design of the class includes two guided meditations and a short teaching. Everyone welcome!

Cost: $10 or Free for Members and Benefactors

Training Our Mind in Meditation

Online event

Meditation makes our life happy and meaningful & teaches us how to make both ourselves and others happy. Join us each week as we learn Buddhist meditation practices that are actual methods to control our mind and keep it positive longer and longer so that our whole life is an expression of our meditation. This extremely practical class provides indispensable information for those seeking happiness and meaning in their life.

The design of the class includes two guided meditations and a short teaching. Everyone welcome!

Cost: $10 or Free for Members and Benefactors

30-Minute Meditations

Online event

$5.00

Simple. Profound. Transformative.

Offered first thing in the morning, at lunchtime and and after work to help you get in touch with your infinite potential.

Weekly Special: Three 30 Minute Classes for $10

In just 30 minutes, your whole day can change. By connecting to our heart, and intentionally cultivating inner peace, we can access the best of ourselves and learn to live from this place.

Take 30 minutes out of your day to join us at the following times:

Monday: First thing in the morning, 7-7:30 am, Meditations for a Clear Mind with Linda Zoesch

Wednesday: Midday, 12:15-12:45 pm, Meditation for Relaxation with Lowanna Mobley

Friday: After work, 6-6:30 pm, Meditations for a Kind Heart with Dave Ropa

While the meditations offered are Buddhist, they generally appeal to anyone wanting to cultivate a deeper state of peace and authentic happiness.

No previous experience is necessary. Just show up!

Register in 3 Easy Steps!
1. Click the Register button HERE: https://meditationinmadison.org/events/30-minute-meditations
2. Select a date, follow the instructions and make your payment. (Members, enter your member code). You will be taken to a PayPal page where you can use a credit/debit card or your PayPal account.
3. Watch for the livestream link to be emailed 45-60 minutes before class starts. (If you do not receive the link, email [masked].)

Cost: $5 per class; free for Members and Benefactors!
Weekly special: $10 for all 3 classes that week.
New to online classes? Find out about introductory offers.

Sunday Mornings: Becoming a Friend of the World

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$10.00

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

Registration Details
When you click Register, all dates with open registration will appear. See below for registration details.

Our community has moved online! Please review our terms and conditions before registering. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most benefit from our livestream classes. Please note that registration closes one hour before each class starts to allow for time to get people the link in a timely manner and prepare for the livestream class.

The Livestream link is available 72 hours after the class for everyone who registers.

Cost: $10 per class; free for Members and Benefactors!
New to online classes? Find out about introductory offers Here--> https://meditationinmadison.org/new-to-online-classes/

Register in 3 Easy Steps!
1. Click the Register button from the below link:
https://meditationinmadison.org/events/sunday-morning-friend-of-the-world/?occurrence=2021-01-03&time=1609668000
2. Select a class date, follow the instructions and make your payment. (Members, enter your member code) You will be taken to a PayPal page where you can use a credit/debit card or your PayPal account.
3. Watch for the livestream link to be emailed 45-60 minutes before class starts. (If you do not receive the link, email [masked].)

Topics each month

January:
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

February:
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

March:
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

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

May:
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!!

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30-Minute Meditations

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