Kadampa Buddhist Teachers
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe-la has established an extensive Study Program through which he has trained hundreds of qualified Kadampa Buddhist Teachers in many countries around the world. Kadampa Teachers are dedicated to transmitting the unbroken lineage of Buddha’s teachings to everyone, everywhere, now and in future generations. The goal is to ensure that every person can attain the supreme inner peace of enlightenment.
General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Dekyong is NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC.
An ordained Buddhist nun, she has been a student of Venerable Geshe-la for over thirty years, sincerely training under his guidance in all aspects of Kadam Dharma. She is recognized as a fully qualified Dharma Teacher of both Sutra and Tantra. She teaches at major events throughout the world.
Gen-la Dekyong's gentle nature and profoundly relevant teachings have touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world, inspiring them to integrate Buddha’s teachings into their modern daily lives and to find a peace and contentment that cannot be found elsewhere. For Kadampa practitioners, her good heart, powerful teachings, and sincere, inspiring example are unequaled.
Retired General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
Gen-la Khyenrab is NKT Canada National Spiritual Director, the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, and a retired NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director. An internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist monk, he is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as for his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He has trained closely with Venerable Geshe-la for nearly thirty-five years.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Gen-la Jampa is NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism.
Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe-la for many years. Under the latter's guidance, he has taught at many centers and events internationally. He is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and for his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.
Deputy Spiritual Director
Retired Deputy Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
Gen-la Kunsang is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Glasgow and a retired NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director. She has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for many years, during which time she has won the admiration and affection of many students through her pure example and loving-kindness.
Western US National Spiritual Director
Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Gen Rigpa, an American Buddhist monk, is NKT Western US National Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe-la, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.
Eastern US National Spiritual Director
Kadam Morten Clausen
Kadam Morten is NKT Eastern US National Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City and the Bodh Gaya Center in Bayside. For over 30 years, he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe-la, who gave him the title “Kadam,” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition.
Midwestern US National Spiritual Director
Gen Kelsang Demo
Gen Demo is NKT Midwestern US National Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student and disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for over 20 years and has been teaching for 18 years.