Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Her compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others. Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for approximately 15 years and brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.
Kadam Deann Bishop is the Resident Teacher of Dharmapala Buddhist Center. She has studied Kadampa Buddhism for sixteen years under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and his senior students. Deann delights in bringing her personal experience of practicing Buddha’s teachings to her native home of Virginia and is known for her approach to teaching meditation in a healing and heartfelt way. Deann will co-lead the June West Virginia weekend retreat.
Kelsang Kalden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 14 years and was ordained in 2004. She mostly recently lived at our national temple in Glen Spey, NY for almost 3 years. Previous to that she was the Resident Teacher at Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center in Indianapolis. Kalden has also taught classes in several other cities in the Northeast. She is known for her loving kindness, sincere dedication to serving others, and for her boundless energy and good humor.