our spiritual directors

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner peace.

She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for thirty years. While teaching internationally, she has inspired many thousands of people through her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, her tireless dedication, and her clear and accessible teachings.

In all her varied activities as General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Dekyong is dedicating her life to helping Kadam Dharma flourish throughout the world.


Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher at KMC Texas. He travels frequently throughout the world visiting Centers and teaching at national and international festivals. His friendly disposition, warm heart, and accessible teachings are very inspiring.




Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab (left) is a retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. He is now Resident Teacher at KMC Canada. Gen-la Khyenrab is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang (right) is a retired Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. She has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years, during which time she has won the admiration and affection of many students through her pure example and loving-kindness.

Although both have retired from their positions as General Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director, they continue to play an active role in supporting teaching centres and teachers around the world.