The Teacher at the Spring Festival is Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, a principal disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche who holds the lineage and blessings of his teachings.
Gen-la is a retired General Spiritual Director who is now the National Spiritual Director for Canada and Resident Teacher at KMC Canada. He teaches widely at International and National Kadampa Festivals.
Gen-la also teaches the Intensive Teacher Training Programme at Manjushri KMC each year, and this year is conducting a six-month intensive for 40 fortunate trainee Teachers.
Gen-la is widely admired for his profound understanding of the teachings of modern Kadampa Buddhism and his ability to present them in clear, practical ways that are easy to follow and put into practice in the modern world.
His humility, humour and pure example are an inspiration for thousands of people around the world.
The meditations during the teachings will be led by Gen Kelsang Rabten.
The retreat will be led by Gen Losang Kelsang.