Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a contemporary Buddhist meditation master and holder of the Ganden Oral Lineage of Mahamudra who had pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.
Over the last 40 years, besides giving thousands of teachings and granting all the essential Tantric empowerments Venerable Geshe-la, as he is affectionately known, has worked tirelessly to make the practices of modern Buddhism available to people throughout the world, creating a global infrastructure to support their growth and development both now and in the future.
Through his selfless dedication this humble monk has touched the hearts of countless people around the world and helped them to discover a blissful journey to lasting happiness and inner peace.
S.E.Asian Dharma Celebration Teacher:
Gen Kelsang Rabten
Gen Kelsang Rabten will be granting the empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and giving teachings in this year’s South East Asian Dharma Celebration. He has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. He is the National Spiritual Director of Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia.
Gen Kelsang Rabten exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life, brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.