Our General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years and is a highly experienced Buddhist Teacher who has taught at many different centres internationally. Before her appointment as General Spiritual Director, she was the National Spiritual Director of the USA. Gen-la Dekyong is a very powerful Teacher able to make Buddha’s teachings easily accessible and to show through her example how to integrate these teachings into daily life. She has dedicated her life to helping spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by developing meditation centres and Temples in many countries, and she provides enthusiastic support and encouragement to everyone engaged in these projects.