Teachers

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.

Gen-la Khyenrab teaches the drop-in classes Buddhism for Daily Life on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 21 Meditations for Your Life on Thursdays and regular weekend courses. He also teaches the Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program.

Kelsang Rigden

A Canadian Buddhist nun, Kelsang Rigden is the Resident Teacher of Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Mississauga. She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and has been ordained for over 11 years. She has taught in Canada, the Caribbean and USA. Rigden is known for her heartfelt, light and inspiring teachings.

Kelsang Rigden teaches the classes in Guelph and London.

Rose Hirano

Rose Hirano is a long term practitioner and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for 10 years. Rose uses her background as an artist and mother to share 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.

Rose teaches classes in Orangeville and Richmond Hill.

Christine Reeves

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 Learn to Meditate class on Wednesdays at KMCC as well as regular courses.

Katrina Natale

Katrina has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is a student on the Teacher Training Program. She is a dedicated member of the spiritual community, having volunteered as administrative director of Kadampa centres in Vancouver and Toronto. Katrina teaches in a warm and inspiring way, showing how it is possible to combine meditation with busy working life.

Katrina teaches the class in Bloor West Village.

Lynne Tierney

Lynne has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is a student on the Teacher Training Program. She has taught classes throughout Ontario and presents meditation in an inspiring and practical way. Lynne teaches the Meditation for World Peace class on Sundays.

Edwin Tubb

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.

Drew Anderson

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 classes in Cabbagetown and Toronto Rehab Centre.

Sandra Lewis

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 classes in Cabbagetown and Toronto Rehab Centre.

Christopher Emory-Moore

Christopher is a student on the Special Teacher Training Program and has been practising Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for over 15 years. Currently studying for a PhD in Religious Studies, Christopher uses his experience of integrating meditation into daily life to present the teachings in a practical, warm and accessible way. Christopher teaches the class in Kitchener-Waterloo.