Meditation Teachers



Founder ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, or Geshe-la as he is affectionately called by his students, is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Since coming to the West in 1977 he has established over 1000 centres and groups world wide and has written 21 highly acclaimed books which transmit the complete Buddhist path in a way that is entirely accessible and applicable to modern life. In all his activities he shows a perfect example of compassion and wisdom combined with simplicity and humility.




Gen-la Dekyong






Spiritual Director ~ Gen-la Dekyong


Gen-la Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cumbria. She is a highly experienced modern Buddhist Teacher who has taught at many centres internationally.

Kelsang Chonyi




Resident Teacher at
Pure Land Centre
~ Kelsang Chonyi

Kelsang Chönyi has been ordained for 14 years and is Geshe Kelsang’s representative in Exeter. She has a deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings which she explains with lightness and gentle humour.