Spiritual Directors

General Spiritual Director – Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

The General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Her responsibilities include giving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, granting precepts, and instructing Kadampa Teachers from around the world on the International Teacher Training Program.

Gen-la is also the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the Mother Center of Kadampa Buddhism, and regularly teaches at Festivals and Dharma Celebrations throughout the world.

As one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s close disciples, Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings, humor, and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life.

Deputy Spiritual Director – Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

He is the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at International Kadampa Retreat Centre Grand Canyon. He has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and taught internationally for many years and is greatly admired for his warm personality and clear, inspiring teachings.

National Spiritual Director for South East Asia – Gen Kelsang Rabten

He is also the Resident Teacher at KMC Brisbane and has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. His teachings are clear, and he exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life, inspiring many people to embark on this meaningful path.