Festival Teachers


Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) National Spiritual Director for Canada and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto.

A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for forty years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.

We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to receive teachings directly from him as well as the empowerment of Dorje Shugden.

Gen Kelsang Rabgye

Gen Kelsang Rabgye is the Resident Teacher of Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Hamilton. He began study of Kadampa Buddhism in 1996 and was ordained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 2001. Gen Kelsang Rabgye will teach the Friday night introduction of the Ontario Dharma Celebration.

Gen Kelsang Chöyang

Gen Kelsang Chöyang is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa. She has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for twenty-five years, and taught in British Columbia, California and Toronto before coming to Ottawa. Gen Kelsang Chöyang is known for her sincere & practical approach to integrating Buddhism into daily life. Her teachings are powerful and inspiring. Gen Kelsang Chöyang will guide the Saturday and Sunday morning meditations.