Our General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC. She is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness by developing inner mental peace through the practice of Kadam Dharma.
She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years, during which time she has inspired thousands of people throughout the world through her sincere reliance on Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, her Spiritual Guide, taking his teachings to heart and putting them into practice in every aspect of her life. Through his kindness, she has become a powerful Teacher able to make Buddha’s teachings easily accessible and by example, how to integrate them into our daily life.
Gen-la has dedicated her life to spreading Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world. by developing meditation centers and Temples in many countries. She has a kind word and wise counsel for everyone, and maintains a special connection with whoever she meets.
Our Deputy Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. As a senior NKT teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years, and under Geshe-la’s guidance has taught at many Festivals, Centers, and events around the world.
Geshe-la requested him to become the Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon, in addition to his international duties for the tradition.
Our Eastern US Spiritual Director
Kadam Morten Clausen
Kadam Morten is a greatly admired meditation teacher, especially known for his clarity, humor, and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are practical instructions and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts. Kadam Morten met his teacher, Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche while attending university in England. He taught widely throughout the UK and helped develop many Kadampa Centers in England. Kadam Morten has been teaching in the US for more than 20 years and has established centers throughout the New York area, as well as Washington DC, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. In addition to his local and regional teaching responsibilities, he teaches and guides retreats throughout the United States and Europe.