Gen Rigpa is the NKT-IKBU Western US Spritual Director and resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood in Los Angeles. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful. He will grant the empowerment and give the commentary.
Gen Rinzin is Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2004 and taught at Heruka Buddhist Center in Fort Collins for 15 years. Gen Rinzin communicates his love of Dharma with a down-to-earth approach and humor that helps the listener to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice. His teachings are clear and practical, making them easy to apply to modern life. Gen Rinzin will give the introductory talk and guide the final prayers and meditation practice.
Kadam Heather has been Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon for fourteen years. She has been studying, practicing, and teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998. Her teachings are heartfelt and presented with clarity and warmth that makes them accessible to everyone. Kadam Heather will guide the morning meditations.