Death and Dying

A meditation retreat on the truth of our existence

with Gen Kelsang Gomlam

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Awareness of death helps us to live a more meaningful and positive life right now and gives us guidance for our own death time so we can die peacefully without regrets.

In this retreat, Gen Gomlam will explain Buddha’s unparalleled insight into death and dying and give us essential instructions to help those who are dying—one of the kindest things we can do at their greatest moment of need.

If we do not keep death in our mind throughout our life, when the time of our death comes, we shall suddenly discover that all of our possessions and friends cannot help us.

This event is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Gomlam, Resident Teacher at KMC Madison, has been studying, practicing, and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, she encourages us all to take Buddha’s teachings to heart.


$25 (free for supporting members) • Register in advance in person or online

Retreat Schedule

10–11:15am Session 1
11:45am–1pm Session 2
1–2:30pm Lunch
2:30–3:30pm Session 3