Our Teachers

Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU.  He is also the Resident Teacher at  Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood and Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center, Palm Springs.  Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.

Mike Racadio

Kadampa Teacher and Representative of Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Mike Racadio has been studying the teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years.  As a teacher himself, he enjoys helping students discover practical ways to incorporate these teachings into their daily lives;  his experience of Kadam Dharma and his counseling skills make him an effective and compassionate Kadampa Teacher at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center.

Craig Bruce

Teacher

Craig Bruce is an experienced meditator and a student at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center.  He shares Buddha's teachings and meditation techniques with others skilfully, and is happy to help people to find peace and happiness in their daily lives.

Jan Van Horn

Teacher

Jan Van Horn is a long-time student in the Teacher Training Program at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, and also spends summers at Mahasiddha Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon.   Jan is an effective, and happy, teacher of meditation and Dharma.

Olga Duff

Teacher

Olga Duff is a student in the Teacher Training Program at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, and has been a student and teacher of Kadam Dharma and meditation for many years.  She is currently focusing on teaching meditation and dharma at all levels from beginner to experienced.

Allen Howe

Teacher

Allen Howe is a long-time student and experienced teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  His teachings are meaningful,  sharing his depth of understanding with humor and kindness, and also appeal to students for their practical applications.

Maggie Tennesen

Teacher

Maggie Tennesen is an experienced meditator and has been studying Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's teachings in depth for many years.  She is happy to pass her meditation skills on to her students.

 

 

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