Gen Samten Kelsang

Resident Teacher of KMC New York

Gen Samten Kelsang is an ordained Buddhist monk and is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students.

Before coming to KMC New York in Fall 2008, Gen Samten taught for many years in the United Kingdom, including at Manjushri KMC. He has engaged in focused meditation retreat at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre and now guides retreats year-round.

He is regularly invited to give teachings and guide meditations at Kadampa Buddhist Centers throughout the United States and world. Gen Samten is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation.