Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism.
Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe-la’s guidance, he has taught at many centers and events internationally. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.
Kelsang Luma is the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch, and is Venerable Geshe-la’s representative in the South Island of New Zealand.
Kelsang Luma will introduce the Festival on Friday evening and guide the retreat sessions on Monday. She is also guiding a post Festival retreat in Island Bay.
Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. She will guide the meditations during the Festival.