KMC Georgia Teachers

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Bob Buchman

Bob has been studying meditation and Buddhism since 1999. He is one of our senior teachers, teaching since 2002. He has a unique skill for helping others to apply Buddha’s teachings into daily life and is enthusiastic about sharing his personal experiences with others. He has his own business as a technical trainer in Atlanta.

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Kelsang Wangdu

Wangdu is an American Buddhist Monk. He has studied Meditation for over 14 years and has been a Buddhist monk for 10 years. Wangdu has been teaching meditation classes for over 2 years. Wangdu is the Education Program Coordinator for Kadampa Meditation Center. In this role he works with the Resident Teacher to plan Meditation Classes and retreats for the center. During the day he drives a school bus for the Fulton County school system.

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Elin Begley

Elin is on the Board of Directors. She has been a member of KMC Georgia since 2006 and has been teaching since 2010. She currently works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Health Scientist at the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in the Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch.

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Melanie Boyd

Melanie began studying and practicing meditation with KMC GA in 2006, and she started teaching about a year later. She is a native Georgian and lives in East Atlanta with her husband. Professionally, Melanie works in Human Resources.

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Mayra Cuevas

Mayra has been a student of the New Kadampa Tradition since 2003. She is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has attended multiple international teachings and meditation retreats, including a month-long retreat at the renowned KMC International Meditation Centre in Glen Spey, NY. A Puerto Rican native, Mayra has also served on KMC Georgia’s management team and its Board of Directors

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Terri Cooke

Terri has been studying and teaching at KMC GA for many years. With a light-hearted and gentle approach, she enjoys sharing meditation with others and helping others apply Buddhist principles in their daily lives to achieve peaceful minds.