Membership at Lamrim KBC

Becoming a member is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes, courses and retreats, while also supporting the growth of this extraordinary resource for the people of Iowa and beyond. If you attend classes regularly, your membership will represent substantial saving over paying for individual classes. With most memberships, since the classes you can attend are unlimited once you have paid a monthly fee, it also provides many opportunities to deepen your meditation practice as well as meet other committed practitioners.

Your membership:

  • supports the Center by providing predictable income.
  • generates immeasurable merit that can be dedicated toward great enlightenment.

Become a member!

General Program Member

$55 contribution monthly

General Program Membership benefits:

  • Free unlimited admission to all General Program classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures*
  • Free unlimited admission to most Saturday Day Courses and retreats through the Center
  • Discounted rates for Special Events with visiting teachers*
  • Twelve (12) Guest Passes annually for General Program Classes, Noontime & Drop-in Meditations, and Friday Night Lectures*

Foundation Program Member

$65 contribution monthly

Foundation Program Membership includes everything in the General Program Membership PLUS:

  • Free entry to all Foundation Program Classes (enrollment required)

Benefactor Level Member

$108 contribution monthly

Benefactor Level Membership includes everything in the Foundation Program Membership PLUS:

  • 50% discount on Center Empowerments (does not include MWDC) and Special Events with Visiting Teachers
  • Discounted rate for away retreats
  • Four (4) Guest Passes annually for Half-Day Courses or Full-Day Meditation Retreats

Special Notes on Membership

For all membership options: We request a 12-month annual commitment (renewal is automatic, unless we hear from you).

Where applicable below:
*Special Events such as Empowerments and the Midwest Dharma Celebration are not included.
**Passes include General Program Classes only – Day Courses, Retreats, Empowerments, or Special Events such as Midwest Dharma Celebration or Visiting Teachers are not part of the free class package.

Why Your Contribution Matters

Membership contributions are an important source of income for Lamrim KBC. They help maintain and improve the facilities and spiritual programs for the benefit of people of all levels of interest. 

A strong membership ensures that the Center will able to carry on in Iowa, and continue to be a spiritual sanctuary for anyone wishing to find lasting peace and happiness. Your contribution is a meaningful act of generosity that will help create world peace and that will benefit generations to come.

Lamrim KBC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates solely on the kindness of volunteers and donations. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about membership, please contact [email protected] or (608) 661-3211.

FAQs about membership

How much does membership cost?

We offer 3 different levels of membership at $55.00, $65.00 or $108.00 per month. Please read the benefits to find a membership level that works best for you. 

How do I sign up for membership?

You can register to become a Lamrim KBC member any time by using our online registration tool via Paypal in order to set up automatic monthly payments.

Is membership sign up only online?

If you need to register offline, please call (608) 661-3211.

When does my membership start?

You can use your membership to attend classes and sign up for upcoming events right away, as soon as you register.

Can I share my membership?

No. Membership benefits apply to one adult member only and are not transferable.

Can I use my membership at other Kadampa Centers?

Lamrim KBC is part of a global organization and we have many Kadampa Centers worldwide. Each of our Centers are independent registered charities so your Membership only covers classes and courses directly affiliated and organized by Lamrim KBC. Classes are offered in partnership with Kadampa Meditation Center Madison, and your Membership includes in-person classes there if you are visiting.

How do I check in as a member when I attend class?

Registration is available online for both in-person and livestream attendance. When you register for a livestream, you will automatically be sent a link to access the class. When you attend a class in person, just identify yourself to someone when you enter. 

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership, please send an email to [email protected] with your request with two weeks of notice.

Is my membership tax deductible?

No. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation in addition to your monthly membership, just let us know.