Principal TeacherGen-La Kunsang

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is the principal teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh. She is highly experienced, well-respected and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. Throughout this time she has travelled the world teaching meditation and the Buddhist way of life, serving also as a Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU (retired). Her tireless and compassionate example has won the admiration and affection of many students. She demonstrates an extraordinary and inspirational example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner.  Her teachings are powerful and clear.


 

Kelsang Shri

Kelsang Shri has been an ordained Buddhist nun for many years. She brings to her teachings a sincere interest in helping others, a clear and insightful understanding of how meditation and mindfulness can improve our daily life, and a skillful way of making the teachings accessible and relevant to our busy modern lives.

Shri is known for her kindness, warmth and sincere approach.

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Jill Richardson

Jill is a modern Kadampa Buddhist who has been practising for almost 20 years. Originally from the United States, she now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and teaches at a school for children with learning difficulties. Jill is a student on the Foundation Programme and teaches occasional meditation workshops in the city. She is appreciated for the lightness and warmth that she brings to her teachings.

Janice Kelly Buddhist teacherJanice Kelly

Long interested in Buddhism, Janice is the latest addition to our teaching team. A dedicated student on the Foundation Programme, she teaches After Work Meditation classes and is developing her practice and deepening her experience of the benefits of meditation every day.  Janice’s presentation of Dharma is warm, direct and from the heart, and her full-time career in the vibrant Scottish cultural sector provides a wealth of practical examples of how Buddhist teachings can inspire us to transform our lives.

A native of Paisley, Janice now resides happily in Edinburgh with her partner and 3 cats.

Buddhist teacher Kevin

Kevin Thomson

Kevin has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 20 years. He is from Edinburgh and lives in North Berrick with his wife and their three boys aged 4, 5 & 6. Through the week Kevin works in IT on George Street. He is appreciated for the lightness, clarity and humour that he brings to his teachings.

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Dr Chammy Sirisena

Chammy is originally from Sri Lanka and has been practising Kadampa Buddhism in the west for many years. She draws from her experience as a working professional and mother of three to transmit Buddha’s teachings in a way that can easily be integrated into busy modern life. Chammy is a student on the Foundation Programme and teaches occasional courses and events in the Scottish borders. She is known for her kind heart and the clarity she brings to her teachings.

Alana Notman

Alana has been practising meditation and studying Buddhism for many years. She brings to her teachings a wealth of practical ways to use Buddhist meditation, sharing her appreciation and experience of the many benefits for our relationships and happiness. Alana studies on the Foundation Programme and will be teaching a regular evening class in the Scottish Borders from June 2017. She is known for her practical, down-to-earth and light-hearted approach.