Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. He is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.
Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time.
From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title ‘Geshe’, which literally means ‘spiritual friend’. Under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he then spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayas.
In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life, the need to be truly happy, and how to cultivate a good heart to help others — and he demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life.
Gen Rigma has been the main teacher at Khedrubje Buddhist Centre for 25 years, she is known for her clarity and wisdom.
Gen Rigma has been a student of her Spiritual Guide, the Meditation Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, for over 35 years; during that time she has been a Buddhist Nun for over 20 years. She teaches a number of classes here at Khedrubje Buddhist Centre is deeply appreciated by our community.
As the Resident Teacher in Hull, Gen Rigma has been instrumental in the development of Khedrubje Centre. She devotes her time to teaching the various courses and study programmes at the Centre, and also teaches in locations outside of Hull. She is valued in her formal capacity as a teacher, and also as a spiritual friend.
Neil is a sincere practitioner with good insight into Buddhist principles who conducts his classes in a light-hearted manner.
Buddhist monk Kelsang Topgyal has studied Buddhism for many years and brings a positive vibe to all he meets.
Jendrik is a generous-hearted and skilled teacher who has been a practising Buddhist for over 20 years.