Our Teachers

Classes are taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Kunden and by senior Kadampa students at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Gen Kunden teaches on Tuesday nights in Kitchener, Thursday nights in Georgetown, on select Saturdays in Fergus/ Elora and London.

Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Kunden is a Canadian Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph. Gen Kunden has been a close disciple of  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 26 years and received ordination from Venerable Geshe-la in 2002.

Gen Kelsang Kunden

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 humourous manner.

Gen Kunden teaches General Program (drop-in classes) at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph and also also the branch classes in various locations.  She also teaches the Foundation Program class and most weekend courses and retreats.

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