Resident Teacher of KMCC
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the National Spiritual Director. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly thirty-five years. Gen-la 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.
A Canadian Buddhist nun, Kelsang Rigden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg. She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and has been ordained for over 12 years. She has taught in Canada, the Caribbean and USA. Rigden is known for her heartfelt, light and inspiring teachings.
Edwin has been studying Buddhism and practising meditation for over 15 years and has taught at Kadampa Meditation Centres in England, New York City, Montreal and Toronto. He uses his experience of integrating meditation into daily life to present the teachings in a clear, practical and inspirational way.
Christine has been studying Buddhism and practising meditation for over 15 years. Studying on the Teacher Training Program, Christine is known for her clear and powerful teachings. She shares her experience of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into the context of day-to-day working life in an inspiring and practical way.
Christine teaches the class on Wednesday Evening at KMCC as well as regular courses.
Kelsang Choyang is a Canadian Buddhist nun who has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 20 years. Teaching for 15 years in Vancouver, British Columbia and California, Choyang is known for her warm and clear presentation of meditation and Buddhist wisdom.
Choyang volunteers at Tharpa Publications Canada in Toronto and teaches the class in Bloor West Village.
Rose Hirano is a long term practitioner and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for 10 years. Rose is a student on the Teacher Training Program and shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that is applicable to everyone’s busy daily life. She is a warm-hearted and dedicated member of the spiritual community at KMCC.
Drew Anderson has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for several years and is a student on the Teacher Training Program. He shares his experience of the teachings with clarity and warmth and is a dedicated member of the spiritual community. Drew teaches the weekly classes in Riverdale.
Sandra Lewis is a student on the Teacher Training Program and has been practising and meditating for several years. She is known for her inspiring and kind-hearted approach to teaching Buddhism and meditation. Sandra teaches the Meditation for World Peace class at KMCC.
Erick Gamez is a student on the Teacher Training Program and has been practising and meditating for several years. He started studying Foundation Program at Atisha Meditation Centre, where he also started teaching. Erick is especially known for his clarity, humor and kind-hearted presentation of Dharma. Erick teaches the class at Yonge-Eglinton in Toronto.
Jean Nicholas has been practising and studying Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years. A student on the Teacher Training Program, Jean is a sincere and dedicated member of the community and shares her experience of the teachings in a warm and practical way. Jean teaches the weekly classes in Nobleton.
Heather Jo Drees
Heather Jo is a student on the Foundation Program at KMCC and regular volunteer at the Centre. Having dedicated time to helping Kadampa Centres in Vancouver and New York, Heather Jo is passionate about integrating Buddha’s teachings and meditation into her every day experiences, and is known for her warm and sincere presentation of dharma. Heather Jo teaches the weekly classes in Niagara Falls, NY.