Empowerment & Teachings
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. He is also the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA. He will grant the empowerment and give teachings during the Celebration.
Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.
Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism. She has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 30 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra.
She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally. People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.
Gen Kelsang Tsoglam is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for nearly 20 years. Her teachings are heartfelt, practical, and presented with warmth and humor.
Prior to her arrival in the South Bay, Gen Tsoglam was the resident teacher at Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center in Providence, RI, Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, IN, Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center in Olympia, WA, and taught extensively throughout the NY/NJ area. She also spent time at our LA center under the guidance of Gen-la Dekyong, our General Spiritual Director.