Our Resident Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years. Gen-la Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness.

Gen-la Khyenrab teaches the Tuesday Evening class as well as regular weekend courses and events. He also teaches the Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program.

Edwin Tubb

Edwin has been studying Buddhism and practising meditation for over 15 years and has taught at Kadampa Meditation Centres in England, New York City, Montreal and Toronto. He uses his experience of integrating meditation into daily life to present the teachings in a clear, practical and inspirational way.

Edwin teaches the Sunday Morning, Tuesday Morning and Thursday Evening classes as well as regular weekend courses at KMCC. He also teaches the weekly classes in Etobicoke and Queen St West.

Christine Reeves

Christine has been studying Buddhism and practising meditation for over 15 years. Studying on the Teacher Training Program, Christine is known for her clear and powerful teachings. She shares her experience of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into the context of day-to-day working life in an inspiring and practical way.

Christine teaches the Wednesday Evening class at KMCC as well as regular courses.

Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis is a student on the Teacher Training Program and has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for several years. She is known for her inspiring and kind-hearted approach to teaching Buddhism and meditation and is a dedicated volunteer at the Centre.

Sandra teaches the Thursday Morning class as well as regular courses at KMCC.

Rose Hirano

Rose Hirano is a long term practitioner and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for over 10 years. Rose is a student on the Teacher Training Program and shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that is applicable to everyone’s busy daily life. She is a warm-hearted and dedicated volunteer member of the spiritual community.

Rose teaches regular courses at KMCC as well as the class in Richmond Hill.

Heather Jo Drees

Heather Jo is a student on the Foundation Program and regular volunteer at the Centre. Having dedicated time to helping Kadampa Centres in Vancouver and New York, Heather Jo is passionate about integrating Buddha’s teachings and meditation into her every day experiences, and is known for her warm and sincere presentation of dharma.

Heather Jo teaches the weekly class in Niagara Falls, New York.

Anne Gruel

Anne Gruel is a student on the Foundation Program and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Anne uses her experience as a parent to show how Buddha’s teachings – the Dharma – can be skilfully integrated into daily life and she is passionate about bringing those benefits to young people.

She is a regular volunteer at the Centre and teaches the Kids Class on Sunday mornings.