Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
The founder of the New Kadampa Tradition is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism.
He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books on Buddhism and the founder of over 900 Kadampa Meditation Centers and Groups throughout the world.
Geshe Kelsang presents Buddha’s teachings clearly and practically, empowering us to take them to heart and use them to improve the quality of our daily life.
He is a perfectly qualified spiritual Teacher who can show us directly from his own experience how to begin, make progress on, and complete the spiritual path.
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
The General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practised Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Her responsibilities include giving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, granting precepts, and instructing Kadampa Teachers from around the world on the International Teacher Training Programme.
The Resident Teacher of Ganden Centre is Gen Togden, a Buddhist monk and international teacher of Modern Buddhism who is a close disciple of our Founder, the great meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Togden has been practising meditation and Buddhism for nearly 25 years and has given Dharma teachings in five continents of the world. He has also helped establish and improve Dharma Centres in Canada, the USA, South America and Portugal. Gen Togden is greatly admired for his good example and known for his joy, clarity, warmth and inspirational teachings that easily touch our hearts.