Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Togden

GEN KELSANG TOGDEN was designated Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland in December 2016. For over 20 years he has been a Buddhist monk and close disciple of the great meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Gen”, indicating that he is a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Togden is an internationally renowned teacher who has taught Buddhist meditation in five continents of the world, having helped establish Dharma Centres in Canada, the USA, South America and Portugal. We feel fortunate that he is now in New Zealand to share his Dharma wisdom with us.

Wherever he goes, Gen Togden is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his joy, clarity and inspirational presentation of Buddhadharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his loving approach and his good example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts and enjoy more meaning in their lives.

Gen Togden is a very flexible teacher who makes regular presentations in conferences, schools and universities, and other private and nonprofit organisations. At our Centre he conducts regular classes, special courses and meditation retreats.