Spiritual Directors

General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years. During this time she has inspired thousands of people around the world through taking his teachings to heart and putting them into practice in every aspect of her life. She is a powerful teacher, able to make Buddha’s teachings easily accessible and to show through her example how to integrate these teachings into our daily life.

Residing most of the year in the UK, at the mother center for the New Kadampa Tradition, Manjushri KMC, she visits the US annually, teaching at National and Regional events, and giving public talks on Modern Buddhism. She also teaches internationally at annual Kadampa International Festivals around the world.

Deputy Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism.

Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe-la’s guidance, he has taught at numerous centers and events internationally. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness. Gen-la Jampa teaches internationally at annual Kadampa International Festivals around the world.