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Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

For over 40 years he has shared this knowledge and experience with the people of the modern world, giving thousands of teachings, composing twenty-two highly acclaimed books, establishing hundreds of centres around the world, and inaugurating the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.

Drawing on the profound lineage of ancient wisdom that he holds, Geshe Kelsang presents the teachings of Buddha in a way that everyone, even non-Buddhists, can easily apply them to their daily lives and begin to experience true inner peace. This unique lineage lives on in the teachings of Geshe Kelsang’s disciples who he has trained to become Teachers of modern Buddhism.

Through almost twenty years of study and practice in the great Tibetan monasteries followed by another twenty years of meditation retreat in the Himalayas, Geshe Kelsang has earned a reputation as a great contemporary practitioner and Teacher of Buddhism.

Our Spiritual Directors

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK.

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at International Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA.

Gen Kelsang Dragpa is the National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU for the Nordic Region and the Principal Teacher at Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre

 

PRINCIPal TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Dragpa is a Modern Kadampa Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. He is the Principal Teacher at Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre, Oslo.

He received ordination in 1993 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is one of his most senior disciples. Gen Dragpa has taught extensively in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and France.

His teachings are very practical and easy to understand. They offer profound solutions to our everyday problems.