Founder of Kadampa Modern buddhism


Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a world-renowned meditation master who has founded hundreds of centres and is the Spiritual Guide to thousands of people around the world.

In his heart, Venerable Geshe-la holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings, which he transmits to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism that he has introduced into contemporary society. His compassionate presence is felt throughout the world.


General Spiritual Director

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of  NKT-IKBU.  She is also the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Gen-la Dekyong has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.

She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.



Deputy Spiritual Director

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon.

Having taught internationally for many years he is greatly admired for his warm personality and clear, inspiring teachings.

National Spiritual Director of Canada

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada. He is theResident Teacher at KMC Canada.

Gen-la is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.