Gen Kelsang Öpel, is the resident teacher of Akanishta Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is a Buddhist nun and has been a disciple of the founder of our tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, for twenty four years. She is a qualified meditation teacher and has been the main teacher at Akanishta Kadampa Buddhist Centre for nearly ten years.
Gen Öpel is a very sincere teacher. Her talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a practical and down to earth way that is easily relatable to modern busy life. She’s greatly cherished by her students for her warm-hearted and wise example.
Gen Öpel teaches weekly classes, morning course, the study programmes and guides meditation retreats in Cheltenham and the surrounding area.