Our Teachers

Classes are taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Kunden. Normally, classes are also taught by senior Kadampa students at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre and branches, however during the current covid situation, Gen Kunden has been broadcasting all teachings via Zoom from our main location in downtown Guelph. There is some reserved seating for these classes for those who would like to join us onsite. If you live outside the Guelph area, you are welcome to join our classes via Zoom. We hope to start branch classes again throughout Southwestern Ontario with various teachers in Spring 2022.

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 has 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.

Our teachers hope to begin branch classes in various towns around Southwestern Ontario in spring 2022.

Gen Kelsang Kunden