Main Teachers

Founder: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. He is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

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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’. Under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he then spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayas.

In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life, the need to be truly happy, and how to cultivate a good heart to help others — and he demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life.

Resident Teacher: Gen Kelsang Norden

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We are delighted to welcome our new Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Norden. 

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Gen Norden was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1994 and has dedicated her life to teaching modern Buddhism and meditation throughout the U.S. and the U.K.

She has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with students, which she presents with humour, warmth and clarity.

Branch Teachers


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Katy teaches Buddhist meditation with clarity and kindness.