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
February 7 - April 4
Train your Mind
~ for inner strength and confidence
7.30 - 9pm
We normally spend all our time and energy improving external conditions in our search for happiness and solution to our problems. But the actual correct method for doing this is changing our mind - changing our attitude from negative to positive.
In these 9 drop-in classes, we will learn to train our mind in special positive attitudes or internal qualities - both in meditation and busy daily life. As our mind becomes more positive and peaceful - we will begin to become the happy person we long to be.
Everyone is welcome
Come and be inspired by an uplifting talk, meditation and discussion with good company in the Kadampa Temple for World Peace.
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 15, 22
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.
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.
Gen-la Dekyong will teach at the next
Spring & Summer Festival, as well as various National Festivals.
Gen-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.
Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
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.
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.