We are so delighted to announce that Gen Kelsang Khedrub has taken on the role of Resident Teacher of Odiyana KBC.

Gen Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for almost 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

We are so fortunate as a Center to welcome one of the New Kadampa Tradition’s most senior teachers as our new Resident Teacher (RT)!  Gen Khedrub will be serving in this role as RT of both Odiyana KBC and KMC Boston until a permanent RT can be found for our Center.

Currently, Gen Khedrub teaches a weekly drop-in class via online streaming on Wednesday evenings, monthly in-person courses and the  Teacher Training Program.


A letter from Gen Khenwang:

Dear Odiyana students and community,

I hope you are well and have been enjoying and finding benefit in putting the dharma teachings into practice in your daily lives.

I’d like to share some news with all of you.  I have been asked to become the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. I know that I have been blessed with this amazing opportunity over the past twelve years to practice dharma in this community as the Resident Teacher.  I have so much gratitude and joy for that experience and deeply want to thank all of you for putting such joyful effort into flourishing dharma in your own heart and sharing that peace, love and wisdom with others.

Through all of us practicing dharma together over these years – engaging in classes, retreats, chanted prayers, special events, volunteering in so many ways, putting out publicity (a favorite of mine!), and relying on each other’s support to help improve our good heart – this has been the most meaningful time. I thank all of you and will keep you in my prayers. I hope to see you soon at the next NKT event. (Temple opening in Malaga, Spain!)

With much love and prayers,

Gen Khyenwang

Thank you Gen Khyenwang!

On behalf of all of the students at Odiyana KBC, we would like to thank Gen Khyenwang from the depths of our hearts for her humble service to the people of our area for the past 12 years as the Center’s Resident Teacher.  Gen Khyenwang, we thank you for your years of heartfelt spiritual guidance and devotion to Odiyana’s students and for being our daily example of how to live the bodhisattva’s way of life in this modern world.

We are so happy for you and the students at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico and send wholehearted prayers and well-wishes that dharma may flourish widely in that area under your care