The Teachers

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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The Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

A Spiritual Guide for the modern world.
He is a contemporary Buddhist meditation master renowned throughout the world for the path of wisdom and compassion he has introduced into modern society. He has over 30 years of teachings, 22 authoritative books and established a global network of Temples and meditation Centres. Through doing this, he has made the immensely practical teachings of Buddha available to us in a form that we can easily understand and practice in our busy modern lives.


Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

General Spiritual Director of the NKT – IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, Cumbria.

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She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 30 years, sincerely training under his guidance in all aspects of Kadam Dharma. She is recognized as a fully qualified Dharma Teacher of both Sutra and Tantra. Gen –La teaches at major Kadampa events around the world, and over the years has touched the hearts of thousands of people whom she has inspired to integrate Buddha’s teachings into their modern daily lives.


Gen Kelsang Tumo


Resident Teacher at Kashyapa Centre – Bolton

She is local to this area and has been practicing Kadam Dharma for over 15 years. She is known for being compassionate, warm and friendly and for teaching in a down to earth manner.