Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation Master and internationally renowned Teacher of Buddhism.

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 he studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title ‘Geshe’, which literally means ‘spiritual friend’. 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 lived and taught for many years. Having formally retired as Spiritual Director, he continues to work tirelessly to spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world. He has published a series of unique books on Buddhism and meditation, established over 1200 Centres and groups around the world and trained hundreds of qualified Teachers.

Venerable Geshe-la is a humble Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people throughout the world find true happiness in their hearts. We are extremely fortunate to be guided by this unique and humble Buddhist monk, yogi and scholar.

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 and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.

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

Rose is a sincere, senior practitioner who has been practising for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. She is a student on the Teacher Training Program and explains Buddha’s teachings in a practical way that is easily applicable to everyone’s busy daily life. Rose is a warm-hearted and dedicated volunteer member of the spiritual community at KMC Canada. Rose teaches the Tuesday Morning class as well as some Saturday courses.

Pauline has been studying and practising Buddhism for over 20 years and has worked at KMC Canada as well as KMC Winnipeg. She is a reliable and devoted volunteer and is a student of the Teacher Training Program. She is appreciated for her easy-going nature and calm approach to everything she does. Pauline teaches some Saturday courses as well as some Sunday morning classes.

Kelsang Rigma has been practising Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for almost 25 years at KMC Canada in Toronto and is a dedicated student of the Teacher Training Program. She is well known for her kind-hearted and compassionate guidance tempered with a wealth of life experience. Kelsang Rigma teaches the Thursday Evening class as well as some Saturday courses.

Sandra is a sincere student on the Teacher Training Program and has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for almost 10 years in Toronto. She is known for her inspiring and kind-hearted approach to teaching Buddhism and meditation and is a dedicated volunteer at KMC Canada. Sandra teaches the Wednesday Morning class as well as some Saturday courses.

Gabrielle is the Education Program Coordinator for KMC Canada as well as a student on the Teacher Training Program. A sincere practitioner, she applies Buddha’s teachings in her daily life and transmits their usefulness in our daily lives. Her teachings are very practical and are flavoured with humour. Gabrielle teaches the Wednesday Evening classes.