Gen Kelsang Rabten

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) National Spiritual Director for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, and has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over twenty-eight years. Gen Rabten exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life, brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

Kelsang Lachpa

Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington and Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland. He has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 14 years.

Lachpa is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism.

Lachpa will guide the morning meditations at the NZ Dharma Celebration.

Kelsang Luma

Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. She has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 18 years.

Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path, and showing us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.

Luma will guide the retreat at the NZ Dharma Celebration.