NKT Spiritual Director
The Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for many years under Geshe-la’s guidance. Her responsibilities include giving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, granting precepts, and instructing Kadampa Teachers from around the world on the International Teacher Training Program. As one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s close disciples, Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings, humour and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life.
Gen-la is also the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the Mother Center of Kadampa Buddhism, and regularly teaches at Festivals and Dharma Celebrations throughout the world.