The General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, a Buddhist nun and senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. She is the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England.

Gen-la Dekyong has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over thirty years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

As one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s close disciples, Gen-la Dekyong’s dedication and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life.

“During my life I shall have laid only the basic foundations, but later generations need to develop these more and more until the New Kadampa Tradition flourishes in every single country of the world”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso