Gen Kelsang Dzogden

Born in Halifax, Dzogden (pronounced ‘sogden’) has been practicing meditation and Buddhism
for over 15 years and has been ordained as a monk since 2001.
Dzogden teaches the Wednesday evening class, Workshops and the Foundation Programme held at the Centre.


Martin Allingham

Martin has been a Buddhist since 1996 and lives with his wife and son in Hipperholme near Halifax. Martin teaches our Wednesday lunchtime class.




Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

The Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Her responsibilities include giving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, granting precepts, and instructing Kadampa Teachers from around the world on the International Teacher Training Program.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Author of Books on Buddhism & Meditation
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism.

He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books on Buddhism and the founder of over 900 Kadampa Meditation Centers and Groups throughout the world.

Geshe Kelsang presents Buddha’s teachings clearly and practically, empowering us to take them to heart and use them to improve the quality of our daily life.

He is a perfectly qualified spiritual Teacher who can show us directly from his own experience how to begin, make progress on, and complete the spiritual path.

Kadampa Buddhism
Geshe Kelsang first introduced Kadampa Buddhism to the West in 1977. Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist School, following the teachings of
Buddha Shakyamuni as presented by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054).

The external forms of presenting Buddhism may change as it meets with different cultures and societies, but its essential authenticity is ensured through the continuation of an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

The Kadampa Buddhism of the NKT-IKBU (New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union) is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations.

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