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Kadampa Meditation Center Teachers

An Internationally-Renowned Resident Teacher

Kadam Lucy James

Our main teacher at KMC Colorado is Kadam Lucy James. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving meditation centers in the past 40 years. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and Europe due to her ability to present both simple and profound subjects with great clarity.

For many years, her main job was to help with the editing and production of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books and she has also engaged in several years of meditation retreat.

Kadam Lucy is appreciated for her deep wisdom, clear mind and inspiring yet practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings and meditations. She is very skilled at explaining how to make these teachings immediately effective in our busy modern lives to help both ourselves and everyone around us.

Our partners, the Denver Art Museum, published a Q&A with Kadam Lucy if you would like to know more about her and about the relevance of meditation.

Other Center Teachers

A — Z

Amber Hanna

Amber has been practicing Kadampa Buddhist meditation since 2005, and taught classes along the front range before moving to Grand Junction.  Her teachings are imbued with clarity and encouraging warmth. She draws on her experiences as a mother and professional to share how Buddha's teachings can bring joy to all aspects of life.

Art Hoxworth

Art is a student on the Teacher Training Program and currently works for the United States Post Office. He is known for his sincerity and deep love of dharma. He currently calls Denver home with his loving partner.

Billy Lee Elrick

Billy Lee found Kadampa meditation here in Denver in 2000 and has devoted herself to the practice, as well as participated in countless volunteer activities at the Center. A life-long educator with a very big heart.

Brian Matthews

Brian is currently a student in the Teacher Training Program. He is a good example of inner peace in action and volunteers regularly at KMC CO. For Brian, meditation comes naturally and he enjoys giving others the opportunity to discover this valuable skill.

Chris Isbell

Chris is known for his generosity of spirit and enjoyment of community. He has a passion for sharing his joy of meditation to those who are new to the practice. He received his Master's degree in mental health at Naropa University in Boulder.

Daniel Klein

Daniel first attended dharma class ten years ago in Phoenix, Arizona and is now in the Teacher Training Program. Daniel is known for his calm demeanor, humor and clear and inspiring teachings. He is currently an attorney and partner at a local law firm.

Doug Yarn

Doug has been practicing Buddhism for many years and brings a peaceful example and gentle demeanor to his guided meditations and teachings. Doug is also the KMC CO Building Manager and helps in numerous other ways as a volunteer.

Dylan Jordan

Dylan has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation for many years. He is appreciated for his incredible kind-heartedness. His light and practical style brings Buddha’s teachings to life in an easily accessible way. Through his example, Dylan demonstrates how every moment of our life can be meaningful.

Erica Richardson

Erica is the Educational Program Coordinator at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Colorado. She previously served as Resident Teacher at Bodhichitta KBC in Lubbock, TX and Kalpa Bhadra KMC in Harrisburg, PA. She is known for her enthusiasm, a strong daily Dharma practice, and a very kind heart. Her teachings are heartfelt and practical, applying Buddha’s teachings to the issues of day-to-day work and family life. We are very fortunate to have her helping to deliver dharma here in the Denver community.

Hugo Rojas

Originally from Columbia, Spanish is his first language. As a husband, father and professional Hugo understands how to apply meditation to his daily life to experience peace and happiness. He has been a member of KMC Colorado since 2015 and is currently in our Teacher Training Program

Jamie Holland

Jamie has been practicing Kadampa Buddhist meditation, as well as studied on the Teacher Training Program and Foundation Program, for over 20 years. Jamie delights in applying Buddha's teachings to solve everyday problems and brings this practical experience of meditation into his teachings. 

Kate Franklin

Kate has been studying Kadampa Buddhist meditation since 2003 and has been the Admin Director and Education Program Coordinator at multiple Kadampa centers around the US. She is currently the Admin Director at KMC CO. Being a school teacher by profession, Kate has a clear and practical way of teaching meditation that is easy to understand and apply to daily life.

Kristen Goldrick

Kristen has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 8 years & volunteers with our Education program. Kristen is a professional ballerina and medical copywriter. She is known for her good heart and her dedication to self improvement!

Ljubica Aaen (Lj)

LJ has been teaching meditation for many years, having started in Phoenix and then London and now Denver. As a mother and working professional, LJ teaches from a wealth of understanding and experience from applying Buddha's teachings to modern busy life. Classes with LJ are sure to leave you with something to ponder, practice and be happy about.

Nirav Shah

Nirav started meditation at the General Program. He is currently a student in the Teacher Training Program. He brings plain spoken folksy style to meditation teachings. His ability to explain with relatable examples makes the class lively. As he puts it, if he can find peace, anyone can find peace!

Steven Rachal

Steven is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC Colorado and has been studying for many years in Colorado Springs where we have a branch. He brings a light-hearted and friendly yet sincere approach to teaching, making meditation and Buddhism accessible for everyone.

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