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Gen Kelsang Devi

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre and a modern Buddhist nun. She is a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for almost 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

During this time Gen Devi has engaged in extensive silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats ranging from a few days to three months both at Tharpaland IRC and internationally. These are very popular with students from all over the world as well as with the local community, and her regular classes, programmes and courses are greatly enjoyed by all.

Gen Devi’s experience makes her teachings and guidance in retreats very powerful, clear and practical. Her joyful warmth and humour make them accessible to everyone. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everyone find peace in their minds through the experience of meditation and to use Buddha’s timeless teachings to discover real happiness in modern life.