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
Sept 5 - Oct 3, 2023
How to Solve our Anger Problem
7.30 - 9pm
If our mind accepts difficulties there is no problem. Problems only come when our mind does not accept them.
In this series of classes we will cover important topics such as:
- Anger is everyone’s enemy
- The value of patience
- The actual causes and nature of pain
- The correct object of blame
- Learning not to retaliate
- How anger and jealousy are related
- Making our suffering meaningful
Each class will include 2 meditations, a teaching and some discussion.
Essential practical advice for everyone.
Everyone is welcome
Sept 13, 20, 27
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 Kelsang 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.
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.