The Teachers

The Teachers

Resident Teacher - Kelsang Lachpa

Teacher - Bio - Kelsang Lachpa

Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland. He has been ordained for over twelve years. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.

Classes taught by Kelsang Lachpa

Weekly Online Classes
Wednesday Evenings

Foundation Programme
Monday Evenings

Other Teachers

Teacher - Bio - Anastasia Dailianis

Anastasia Dailianis

Anastasia has practised Modern Kadampa Buddhism for many years in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. She is a warm and compassionate teacher who has great skill in connecting with others from all walks of life. She brings to her classes, her love of Kadampa Buddhist teachings and lively, practical approach to solving daily problems.

Stasa teachers our regular classes in Mt Eden.

Teacher - Bio - David MacPherson

David MacPherson

Dave has been practising Kadampa Buddhist teachings for many years in Australia and in New Zealand. He has received extensive teachings and shows a perfect example of applying the teachings and practices of Kadampa Buddhism in his daily life. Dave is known for his great sincerity, loving kindness and wisdom. He is a skilful teacher who has helped many people to begin the practice of integrating Buddhist wisdom into their lives.

Teacher - Bio - Elizabeth Kelly

Elizabeth Kelly

Lizzie is an experienced practitioner and teacher who is well known for her enthusiasm for Kadampa Buddhist teachings. She speaks from the heart and gives thoughtful, helpful and down-to-earth teachings that are based on her own life experiences. Lizzie is the order manager for Tharpa New Zealand.

Teacher - Bio -  Fiona Brennan

Fiona Brennan

Fiona has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Her teachings are heartfelt, inspiring and extremely practical, making it easy for students to apply the instructions in daily life.

Teacher - Bio - Jasmine Dungey

Jasmine Dungey

Jazz is an experienced and dedicated Kadampa practitioner and teacher. Her sincere practice and experience of applying Buddhaโ€™s teachings in daily life are an inspiration to all who know her. Jazz's teachings are very clear and logical, using examples and analogies that make her teachings easy for students to put into practice. Jazz is the Admin Director for Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland.

Jazz teachers our regular classes in Albany.


Mathew Stewart

Mat has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years. He is known for his heartfelt and gentle teaching style which helps students to understand how to practically apply meditation to their busy daily lives.

Mat teachers our regular classes in Tauranga.