KMC Southampton

Meet our teachers

We have a wonderful team of experienced teachers who teach branch classes, day courses, workshops and meditation classes at the city centre.

our resident teacher

gen kelsang lekma

Gen Kelsang Lekma, a close disciple of the Founder of our tradition Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, is our resident teacher. She is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time.

She is a very popular and experienced teacher and her clear and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world. She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.

Gen Lekma teaches meditation weekly classes, study programmes, day courses and guides retreats in Southampton and surrounding area. She is sometimes invited to guide retreats at other Meditation Centres in UK and abroad.

Currently Gen Lekma teaches various weekly classes at KMC Southampton, at our Chichester branch (Fridays) and Teacher Training Programme (Sundays). Also she teaches regularly weekend courses (see our courses programme)

All our other teachers

We are a Meditation Centre for Modern Buddhism that offers a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings for the modern world showing how Buddha’s advice on wisdom and compassion can benefit anyone in modern society regardless of age, race, gender or faith. Its introduction into modern society has been pioneered by the contemporary Meditation Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Teachings are given by qualified Kadampa meditation teachers, all of whom study on the Kadampa Teacher Training Programme.

Kelsang Dana

Kelsang Dana

Gail Mott

Gail Mott

George Dinsdale

George Dinsdale

Kaz Tate

Kaz Tate

Linda Chorlton

Linda Chorlton

Andrew Collinson

Andrew Collinson

Eva Perez

Eva Perez

Maria Jose Luna

Maria Jose Luna

Anne Lamerton

Anne Lamerton

Ben Gallagher

Ben Gallagher