The Resident Teacher of Odiyana KBC is Matthew Stein.

Matthew has practiced and taught Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years under the guidance of many senior teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Matthew previously lived at the Kadampa World Peace Temple in New York where he engaged in in-depth study and retreat, and recently he completed the Intensive Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Northern England.

Matthew teaches from the heart in a clear, warm and relaxed way, that is always practical and relevant to our daily lives.

A Special Note from Matthew:

Dear friends,

I first want to say thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful community. I am so happy to be moving to Connecticut to begin this new role, and feel very blessed and grateful to be joining such a sincere group of spiritual practitioners.

I recently returned from spending 6 months on an intensive teacher training program at our mother center, Manjushri KMC, in northern England. There are many valuable lessons and insights that I took away from this program that I look forward to sharing during our upcoming classes.

Buddha’s teachings offer us time tested methods for developing deep and lasting happiness from within our own mind. I’ve found from my own experience that it is incredibly beneficial (if not essential) to learn and practice these teachings with a group of like minded friends in a supportive and special environment, like we have at Odiyana Center.

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming classes, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

As we often say, everybody welcome 🙂

With love,


Thank you Gen Khedrub!

Gen Khedrub has been serving as the Resident Teacher of Odiyana KBC for the past year and a half while also serving as the RT at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. During this time, Gen Khedrub has given clear and compassionate teachings and guidance to the Odiyana KBC community and has shown us an inspiring example of how to practice Buddha’s teachings in modern life.

We sincerely thank Gen Khedrub for his kindness and generosity during this important transitional time for the Center.  We wish him and KMC Boston all the best!