The Teachers

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The Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.

Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.

She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.

Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

General Spiritual Director
Besides being the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism, Gen-la is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. In addition to her responsibilities at Manjushri KMC, she teaches extensively at major events around the world.

Events with Gen-la Dekyong ~ Resident Teacher & General Spiritual Director of NKT

Tuesdays Nov 1 - Dec 13

7:30 - 9pm

Learning from life ~ How to be happy, whatever happens!

Buddha taught that with wisdom, everything that arises in our life can teach us something beneficial and help us improve our mind and our good qualities. Through using our day to day difficulties as a special training, we can grow our inner strength, confidence and joy. Eventually we will have a healthy, flexible mind that is happy whatever happens!
Each week we will learn to transform these difficulties into benefit through wisdom and meditation.

  • Criticism
  • Failure
  • Conflict
  • Loss
  • Guilt
  • Change

Practical life changing advice for everyone. Come and feel uplifted not just by the class but also by the company and the Temple for World Peace 

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Wednesdays
Nov
2, 9, 16, 23 and Dec 7 & 14
7:30 - 9pm

How to Understand the Mind ~ A Practical Guide to developing & maintaining a light positive mind
In this series of classes following the extraordinary book How to Understand the Mind (Part One) by Venerable Geshe Keslang Gyatso, we will begin to develop a clear understanding of the mind. We will discover how to engage in the essence of Dharma practice, by learning how to recognise and abandon states of mind that harm us and replace them with peaceful beneficial states. This is the real purpose of being born human. Invaluable and practical advice for everyone.

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Special Teacher Teaching Programme

This special programme was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche  to train qualified Teachers of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Teachers at Kadampa centres around the world study on this programme with Gen-la.

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International Events

Gen-la Dekyong will teach at the next  International Fall, Spring & Summer Festival, as well as various National Festivals.

Fall Festival 2022

Spring Festival 2023

Summer Festival 2023

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Gen-la-Jampa-2Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon.

Having taught internationally for many years he is greatly admired for his warm personality and clear, inspiring teachings.

 

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada. He is the Resident Teacher at KMC Canada.

Gen-la is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

Retired Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Switzerland, Italy & Austria.

Having taught internationally for many years, she has won the admiration and affection of many students through her pure example and loving-kindness.

 

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Director of International Kadampa Internet, Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for over forty years.

He was the principal editor of many of his books and has taught internationally for many years, sharing a wealth of practical and meditative experience.

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Kadam Bridget Heyes

National Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU for the UK and Ireland and Resident Teacher of Nagarjuna KMC. Kadam Bridget is  known for her powerful teachings and her compassionate heart.