Festival Teachers

Festival Teachers

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) National Spiritual Director for Canada and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto.

A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for forty years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.

We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to receive teachings directly from him as well as the empowerment of Buddha White Tara.

Mélodie Paré

Mélodie Paré is the Resident Teacher of Shamata Kadampa Meditation Centre in Trois-Rivières. She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for more than ten years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Mélodie conveys Buddha’s teachings with gentleness and clarity. She inspires others by her example of a sincere and devoted practitioner.

Mélodie Paré will guide the Saturday morning meditation prior to the Blessing Empowerment of Buddha White Tara.

Kelsang Khacho

Kelsang Khacho is the Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Calgary. She has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. She is known for her loving and compassionate nature, as well as her practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everybody discover Buddha’s wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.

Kelsang Khacho will guide the Sunday morning meditation on the practice of the Yoga of Buddha White Tara.

Gen Kelsang Zopa

Gen Kelsang Zopa is the Resident Teacher of Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre in Victoria. He has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

Gen Kelsang Zopa will be guiding the post-Festival Retreat on the practice of the Yoga of Buddha White Tara.