Spiritual Directors

GENERAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center. Born in Northern Ireland, she has been studying under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 30 years.

Ordained as a Buddhist nun, Gen-la Dekyong has devoted her life to helping others by teaching modern Buddhism – a heartfelt commitment she displays in both her inspirational teachings and her personal example.

She has a deep understanding of the problems we face in the modern world and how we can solve them by developing the capacity of our mind.

Gen-la is an internationally-renowned teacher who is held in high regard by thousands of people throughout the world for her practical and extremely accessible teachings.

DEPUTY GENERAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher of KMC Texas.

Gen-la Jampa is an American Buddhist monk (originally from Seattle!) dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism.

Gen-la Jampa 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.