General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center. Born in Northern Ireland, she has been studying under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 30 years.
Ordained as a Buddhist nun, Gen-la Dekyong has devoted her life to helping others by teaching modern Buddhism – a heartfelt commitment she displays in both her inspirational teachings and her personal example.
She has a deep understanding of the problems we face in the modern world and how we can solve them by developing the capacity of our mind.
Gen-la is an internationally-renowned teacher who is held in high regard by thousands of people throughout the world for her practical and extremely accessible teachings.
Deputy General Spiritual Director
Western US National Spiritual Director
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and the Western US National Spiritual Director. He is also the Resident Teacher at KMC California and KMC Hollywood.
Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice.