Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington

406 S. Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47401

Across from the Chocolate Moose


Free parking (including disabled) available on the Smith Avenue side of the building


(812) 318-1236

Bookstore/Open Hours:

30 minutes before or after any class

Monday and Wednesday 1-4pm

Friday 12-3pm

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Weekly Meditation Classes


Tuesday Drop-In Classes | Current Topic:

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45pm | with Resident Teacher Gen Tsoglam

Imagine having harmony and joy in all your interactions with others, then create the causes to experience exactly that. In Buddha's timeless wisdom we find simple methods to change our usual tendencies for irritation and anger with certain people, and replace them with constructive views and intentions. Learn how to choose kindness in any situation and find harmony in all your relationships.

Classes include guided meditation, a talk based on practical wisdom for daily life, and Q&A.  No experience is needed. Chairs and cushions are provided. Everyone is welcome!

Cost: $10 | $5 students | FREE for monthly card holders!


Our Resident Teacher is Kadampa Buddhist nun Gen Tsoglam. She has been practicing, and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Her teachings are heartfelt, practical, and presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.

Weekly Classes

with Resident Teacher Gen Tsoglam
Sunday Morning Meditation: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Suitable for everyone, these weekly drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings. Classes include guided meditation and a talk.  No previous experience is needed. Cushions and chairs are provided. The class is followed by refreshments in our community room. Cost:  $10 | $5 students | FREE for Monthly Members

Lunchtime Meditation: Wednesday: 12:15 - 12:45 pm

Take 30 minutes in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and clarify your intention for the day. Each class includes guided meditation and a brief teaching. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. 

Cost: $5 per class  | FREE for Monthly Members

Other classes + Chanted Meditations:

Select Saturdays: Meditation for Teens & Tweens

Just like everyone, young people can benefit from the inner strength and emotional well-being that come ​from the tool of meditation. ​In addition to meditation, t​his class will​ offer special w​​ays of thinking and insights into keeping a happy mind in any and every situation. Next class: January - check back for date.

Monday -  Friday afternoons: Heart Jewel Prayers with Meditation

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism and is a condensed Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the  practice of his Dharma Protector. Includes 15 minutes of silent meditation.

8th of the month: Tara Prayers

Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means “Rescuer. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Tara’s chanted prayer practice is called Liberation from Sorrow.

Select Days: Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with Tsog Offerings

Check calendar for dates. This special practice of the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the the practice of his Dharma Protector and special offerings.

Please see Calendar for details

Where are the Classes + Meditations?

Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington
406 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Across the street Chocolate Moose

How do I pay?
You may pay by cash or card.

Access/Parking Information
  • Free parking (including disabled) available on the Smith Avenue side of the building.

  • The Center is wheelchair accessible.

  • We open our doors thirty-minutes before each class.

  • We provide headphones to support hearing as needed.