The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rabten, the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia, has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than twenty-five years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

Gen Rabten will give the teachings and empowerment at the Australian Dharma Celebration.



Gen Kelsang Dornying, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne, will give the introduction on Friday evening. Gen Dornying has been teaching Kadam Dharma in Australia for over 16 years. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to modern life.



Gen Kelsang Drolkyi, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane, will guide the morning meditations. Gen Drolkyi is a senior Teacher who has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. Her experience of Dharma makes her teachings clear and practical showing how everyone can learn to live a joyful life through Dharma practice.