Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, overseeing 70 meditation centers and branches. He is also Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center California in LA, and Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.
Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.