our national spiritual director

Gen Kelsang Rabten

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. He is currently living in Brisbane and is the Resident Teacher of the Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre.

Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, for over 20 years. His teachings are precise and compassionate, and he exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life,  and his deep faith in Kadam Dharma and the sincerity of his practice inspires many people.

This year he will be visiting New Zealand in January, and will be teaching at the retreat following the NZ Dharma Festival. He will also be teaching at our annual NZ Dharma Celebration in April. He is a wonderful teacher, so it is really worth taking the opportunity to come to either (or both) events if you can.