Our Spiritual Directors

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

General Spiritual Director

 
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of 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 with her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, her tireless dedication, and her clear and accessible teachings.

Previously, Gen-la Dekyong was the IKBU National Spiritual Director of the US for 10 years, and the Resident Teacher at KMC New York from 2005-2008.

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

What's Coming Up...

Jun
20
Wed
12:00 pm Atlanta Central Library Meditation
Atlanta Central Library Meditation
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Meditation causes peace of mind, the source of true happiness. You can use it throughout your daily life to free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress, and to help you be the person you want to be in every relationship, creating harmony at home and on the job. These meditation classes include a short introduction ...
6:00 pm Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Bonita McCay. Learn or refine your meditation skills with this highly qualified meditation guide! All are welcome. Just drop in…no advance registration needed. Please call (256) 412–5734 if you need any additional information. Class Fees: ° General & Foundation Program Members: Free ° Benefactors: Free ° Non-Members: $7 per class Please see our Membership page at ...
Jun
23
Sat
8:00 am Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Sometimes we need to skip a Saturday due to weather or other special circumstances. Please refer to our Facebook page or Events Calendar to confirm all event dates.Join us each Saturday morning this summer for Morning Meditations in the Park! These meditations are perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike. What a great way to get your weekend off to ...
Jun
24
Sun
10:30 am Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Please join us every Sunday as we look at various aspects of Buddhist psychology, providing practical advice for our busy modern world. We begin each class with a short meditation to relax and prepare our minds, followed by a practical teaching perfect for both beginner and advanced meditators. We then end the session with another brief meditation based on the ...
Jun
25
Mon
8:00 pm Living Fearlessly: The Courage t...
Living Fearlessly: The Courage t...
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A four-week series with meditations, teachings, and meaningful discussions each week. KMC Georgia Resident Teacher and American Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Mondrub, introduces a simple and pragmatic approach to cultivating the courage to change and improve our lives, based on the practices of modern Buddhism. This practical advice will lead to authentic and lasting results in our pursuit of happiness ...
Jun
26
Tue
7:30 pm Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Ancient wisdom for modern times! Join us for a special series exploring the practical advice found in the famous Buddhist text, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by meditation master Shantideva. These ongoing drop-in classes are designed so that you can join us at any point in the series and not feel left out. Each class contains two meditations ...
Jun
27
Wed
12:00 pm Atlanta Central Library Meditation
Atlanta Central Library Meditation
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Meditation causes peace of mind, the source of true happiness. You can use it throughout your daily life to free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress, and to help you be the person you want to be in every relationship, creating harmony at home and on the job. These meditation classes include a short introduction ...
6:00 pm Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Bonita McCay. Learn or refine your meditation skills with this highly qualified meditation guide! All are welcome. Just drop in…no advance registration needed. Please call (256) 412–5734 if you need any additional information. Class Fees: ° General & Foundation Program Members: Free ° Benefactors: Free ° Non-Members: $7 per class Please see our Membership page at ...
Jun
30
Sat
8:00 am Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Sometimes we need to skip a Saturday due to weather or other special circumstances. Please refer to our Facebook page or Events Calendar to confirm all event dates.Join us each Saturday morning this summer for Morning Meditations in the Park! These meditations are perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike. What a great way to get your weekend off to ...
Jul
1
Sun
10:30 am Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Please join us every Sunday as we look at various aspects of Buddhist psychology, providing practical advice for our busy modern world. We begin each class with a short meditation to relax and prepare our minds, followed by a practical teaching perfect for both beginner and advanced meditators. We then end the session with another brief meditation based on the ...

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Deputy Spiritual Director

 
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism.

Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe-la’s guidance, he has taught at many centers and events internationally. Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.