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 California,  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.

Sheila O’Brien

Teacher

Sheila O’Brien is a long-time dharma practitioner and is currently a student in the Teacher Training Program at the DBC.  She is also the Administrative Director for the center.  She especially enjoys making Buddha's wisdom accessible for her students.

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.

 

 

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