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 20 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 30 years; during that time she has been a Buddhist Nun for over 15 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.
Kelsang Yonchog, a Buddhist Monk for over a decade, brings peace, clarity and kindness to all who meet him.
Jendrik is a generous-hearted and skilled teacher who has been a practising Buddhist for over 15 years.
Kate's kindness and light-hearted nature shines through and is admired for her wisdom and knowledge.