Meet Our Teachers
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Founder & Spiritual Guide
Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time.
From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title ‘Geshe’, which literally means ‘spiritual friend’.
Fully accomplished meditation master
Under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he then spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayas.
In 1977 he accepted an invitation to teach at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England, where he has lived and taught ever since, giving teachings and guidance to an ever-growing group of disciples.
Internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism
He has published a series of remarkable books on Buddhism and meditation, from basic introductory books to advanced philosophical texts and meditation manuals.
Geshe-la has established three unique study programs and 1100 centers and groups around the world, trained hundreds of qualified Teachers and a flourishing ordained community, and created a project to build Buddhist Temples in every major city in the world.
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC
As one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s close disciples, Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings, humour and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life. She is a perfect example of a Kadampa Teacher.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU
He has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and taught internationally for many years and is greatly admired for his warm personality and clear, inspiring teachings.
Gen Kelsang Pagpa
Resident Teacher at Vajravarahi KMC
Well known for his warm and compassionate nature, his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a clear and practical way, and his 20 years experience in teaching and studying meditation.