2019 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
The Teachers at the Festival are the General and Deputy Spiritual Directors of NKT-IKBU. They are senior disciples of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche who hold the lineage and blessings of his teachings.
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Dekyong has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for 36 years.
An ordained Buddhist nun, she is recognized as an accomplished practitioner of Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and an inspiring example of a modern disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.
Gen-la is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism.
She teaches extensively at major events around the world and is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon.
He has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years and is greatly admired for his warm personality and clear, inspiring teachings.
Gen-la teaches widely at International and national Festivals around the world.
The Introduction will be given by Gen Kelsang Rabten, Resident Teacher at KMC Brisbane and National Spiritual Director for Australasia and Southeast Asia.
The meditations will be led by Gen Kelsang Chokga, Resident Teacher at KMC Spain and National Spiritual Director for Spain.
The retreat will be led by Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Resident Teacher at KMC Hollywood and Dharmachakra KBC Palm Springs and National Spiritual Director for Western USA.
The meditations will be led by Gen Kelsang Dragpa, Resident Teacher at Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre Oslo and National Spiritual Director for the Nordic Region.
The retreat will be led by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, retired Deputy Spiritual Director, Resident Teacher at KMC Edinburgh and National Spiritual Director for Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
Gen-la Kunsang will also lead the meditations for a special session in the evening of August 3 when there will be a recitation of the blessed prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples.