Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
GENERAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace.
She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years, during which time she has inspired thousands of people around the world through her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, taking his teachings to heart and putting them into practice in every aspect of her life.
Gen-la Dekyong is a highly experienced Buddhist Teacher who has taught at many different centers internationally.
Before her appointment as General Spiritual Director, she was the National Spiritual Director of the USA. She is a very powerful Teacher able to make Buddha’s teachings easily accessible and to show through her example how to integrate these teachings into our daily life.
Gen-la has dedicated her life to helping spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by developing meditation centers and Temples in as many countries as possible, and she provides enthusiastic support and encouragement to everyone engaged in these projects.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
DEPUTY SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of the International Kadampa Retreat Center 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 Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe-la’s guidance, he has taught at many centers and events internationally. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.
Gen Kelsang Rigpa
WESTERN UNITED STATES NATIONAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the Western US, as well as the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.
Kadam Morten Clausen
EASTERN UNITED STATES NATIONAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director and a senior disciple of renowned teacher and author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He has been teaching Buddhism for over 25 years and is a clear, humorous and compelling speaker. He is also the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York City.
Gen Kelsang Demo
Midwestern United States National
Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern USNational Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student and disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and has been teaching for 18 years.
Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.