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. She is also the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland and teaches at National Festivals. 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.


Jill Richardson

Jill is a modern Kadampa Buddhist who has been practising for many years.
Originally from the United States, she now lives in Edinburgh and teaches at a school for children with learning difficulties.

Janice Kelly

Janice is a modern Kadampa Buddhist who has been practising for a number of years.  She works in the vibrant Scottish cultural sector, and her teaching provides a wealth of practical examples of how Buddhist teachings can inspire us to transform our lives.

Originally a native of Paisley, Janice resides happily in Edinburgh with her partner and cats.

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.