Menlha KBC Teachers
OUR TEACHERS IN LAMBERTVILLE, NJ and BRYN MAWR, PA
Gen Kelsang Chogyop is a Buddhist nun and a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She is the main teacher at Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center. Gen Chogyop has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years, and is known for her warm heart, practical teachings and sincere practice of Dharma. She provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner. Through emphasizing the Bodhisattva’s way of life, she encourages all the students at the center to bring their practice of Buddha’s teachings into their daily lives, bringing joy to as many people as possible.
Robin Kelly is a senior student at Menlha Center who has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many years. Rob enjoys helping students apply Buddhist methods to everyday problems, and is known for his inspiring and humorous presentation.
Ethel Rackin is a senior student at Menlha Center who has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Through her practical and warm-hearted manner, Ethel shares Buddha’s teachings in a joyful and engaging way. She is also a poet and professor of English.
Matthew Stein is a senior student at Menlha Center who has been practicing Buddhism for a number of years. An experienced meditator, he has engaged in many meditation retreats. Matt presents these thoughtful teachings in a very practical and light-hearted manner.
Sarah first encountered Kadampa Buddhism in 2003. She studies in the Foundation Program at Menlha Center and attends yearly retreats at KMC New York in Glen Spey, NY. As a teacher, she hopes to reach others with wisdom and compassion.
Diane Cadman has been a Kadampa Buddhist meditation practitioner for over 20 years and teaches the Foundation Program on Monday nights. Diane teaches meditation in a friendly, practical, down to earth manner.
Chuck Minguez is a Foundation Program student at Menlha Kadampa Center and teaches General Program classes at the center. He has been studying meditation for many years. Chuck enjoys sharing how Dharma opens our hearts, revealing how we are all interconnected.