Our Resident Teacher is Gen Öpel. Well loved and cherished by all who know her, she has studied and practiced Buddhism for many, many years, under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Öpel is able to present kadam dharma in a practical and meaningful way, her wisdom, skill and faith in Dharma come through in her illuminating teaching style. Gen Öpel has been teaching here for the past eight years and has a humorous and relaxed manner and is very caring in the way she relates to people.
Gen Öpel teaches the Monday evening and Tuesday and Friday morning meditation classes at Akanishta Centre, as well as the Foundation Programme, on a Wednesday Evening and Sunday Morning and at the Morning Workshops, Day Events and Guided Meditation Retreats.