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Festival Teachers


Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, will grant the empowerment and give the teachings at the Festival.

Gen-la is loved and respected throughout the world for the sincerity of her practice and the power of her wisdom and compassion. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang 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. Before her appointment as General Spiritual Director she was the National Spiritual Director of the United States. 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-jampa-reg-sizeGen Kelsang Jampa, Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the NKT and Resident Teacher at KMC Texas, will give the Festival Introduction. Gen Jampa is well-loved for his warmth and kindness and is known for inspiring and clear teachings. By his example, he shows us how to practically and joyfully integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives.




Gen-Rigpa-600x600-300x300Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT and Resident Teacher at KMC California and KMC Hollywood, will guide the Festival retreat. Through his teachings and personal example, Gen Rigpa shows the joy of living a spiritual life, helping student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world.


kadam-morten-regular-sizeKadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher at KMC New York City, will guide the Festival meditations. Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and his teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.