Principal teachers in our tradition

Founder - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of NKT-IKBU, as well as KMC London and the STTP, is a contemporary Buddhist meditation Master who has dedicated his entire life to world peace by spreading the compassion and wisdom of Buddha throughout the world.

Through the International Temples Project, which he founded, he has created hundreds of meditation centres and Temples worldwide, developed special study and meditation programmes and trained modern Buddhist Teachers in over 40 countries.

He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation that present even the most profound aspects of Buddha’s teachings in ways that are easy to understand and integrate into our busy lives.

By applying his teachings to their lives everyone, whether Buddhist or not, can learn to solve their daily problems, improve their relationships with others and follow a pure spiritual path that leads to permanent inner peace and happiness.

He is in every respect a modern Teacher for the modern world.

The General Spiritual Director Gen-la Dekyong

The General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of the NKT.

She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty years, sincerely training under his guidance in all aspects of Kadam Dharma. She is recognised as a fully qualified Dharma Teacher of both Sutra and Tantra.

Gen-la teaches at major Kadampa events around the world, and over the years has touched the hearts of thousands of people, inspiring them to take Buddha’s teachings into their modern daily lives.

For Kadampa practitioners, her good heart, powerful teachings and sincere anecdotes are unparalleled.

National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Chokga

Guen Chokga is the Resident Teacher of Vajrayana KMC, and also the National Spiritual Director of the NKT in Spain.  

In Madrid, she teaches study programs, courses, retreats and tantric empowerments, in both the main venue  in Mahadahonda and in the surrounding boroughs and towns. In Spain she teaches in the Dharma Celebration that is held each year as well as different courses and retreats in the other centres in Spain. She visits Menorca each year to lead a retreat.

Guen Chokga’s clarity in transmitting Buddha’s teachings along with her kindness and love make her an exemplary Kadampa practitioner.