Our Teachers

Classes are taught by our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden. Classes are also taught by senior Kadampa students at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre and branches.

Our Resident Teacher

Resident Teacher Kelsang Kunden

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 Canada, Asia, and the United States.  Gen Kelsang Kunden emphasizes the practical application of modern Buddhism in a clear and light manner.

Kelsang 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. Generally, Kunden also holds classes in various branches. However, during the current covid-19 situation, Gen Kunden has been teaching all classes by live-stream. We welcome you to join these classes from the comfort of your home.