Our Lineage

 

THE FOUNDER ~ VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO

Geshe-la-PortugalVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism.

Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time.

In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasises 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. He demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life.

This remarkable teacher inspires so many people from many countries because he teaches by example.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a humble Buddhist monk who has dedicated his life to helping people throughout the world to find happiness in their hearts.

GENERAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR ~ GEN-LA KELSANG DEKYONGGen-la-D1

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace.

She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years, during which time she has inspired thousands of people around the world through her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, taking his teachings to heart and putting them into practice in every aspect of her life.

Gen-la Dekyong is a highly experienced Buddhist Teacher who has taught at many different centres internationally.

Before her appointment as General Spiritual Director she was the National Spiritual Director of the USA. She is a very 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.

Gen-la has dedicated her life to helping spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by developing meditation centres and Temples in as many countries as possible, and she provides enthusiastic support and encouragement to everyone engaged in these projects.

But busy as she is, she never loses her connection with the people she is dedicated to helping and always has a kind word and wise counsel for whoever she meets.

DEPUTY SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR ~ GEN-LA KELSANG JAMPAGen-la Jampa 2

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe-la’s guidance, he has taught at many 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.

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