Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the Retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher at KMC Canada, will grant the empowerment and give the teachings at the Festival. Having trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly thirty-five years Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist monk who is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness.
Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC Hollywood and KMC California, will give the Festival Introduction. His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.
Kadam Morten Clausen, the Eastern US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City, will lead the Festival retreat. He is greatly admired and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma.
Gen Kelsang Lingpur, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona, will guide the morning meditations at the Festival. She is appreciated for her ability to articulate Buddha’s teachings in a way that is easy to understand and that touches people’s hearts.