Gen Losel – Interim Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Losel, has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of our tradition,  for over 30 years. Many of those years were spent teaching in the USA where she gave teachings in many different states and worked to establish two Kadampa Meditation Centres in Colorado. 

After returning to the UK, she has taught in Carlisle and at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the mother centre of the New Kadampa Tradition, in Cumbria where she currently lives. She has been appointed to teach in Cheltenham for a few months as an Interim Resident teacher whilst Gen Opel takes a sabbatical break.

Gen Losel has a wealth of meditation and teaching experience. Her teachings are clear, lighthearted and insightful showing a practical approach to all aspects of the Buddhist Spiritual Path. She is greatly cherished by students for her warm and compassionate manner.

Gen Öpel –  Resident Teacher

Well-loved and cherished by the community here at Akanishta KBC, she has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty 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 is currently having a break from teaching at Akanishta Centre until August 2022.