Our Teachers

Classes are taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Kunden and by senior Kadampa students at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Gen Kunden also teaches on Tuesday nights in Kitchener and Wednesday nights in Georgetown.

Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Kunden is a Canadian Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph. Kunden has been studying Buddhism for over 23 years and was ordained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2002.  Since 1998, Gen Kunden has worked for the New Kadampa Tradition in various Kadampa Centres throughout Canada as well in Centres in Asia, and the United States.  Gen Kelsang Kunden emphasizes the practical application of modern Buddhism in a clear and patient manner.

Gen Kunden teaches General Program (drop-in classes) and Foundation Program classes at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph, as well as weekend courses and retreats. During the current covid-19 situation, Gen Kunden had been teaching all classes from our main centre in Guelph with students onsite (when it has been allowed) as well as broadcasting the class via zoom. Now we are back to in-person classes, we invite you to attend at the Centre or at our branches locations.

Gen Kelsang Kunden