Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun originally from Scotland and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years.
During this time Gen Devi has engaged in many months of silent meditation retreat and has also taught and skilfully guided numerous group retreats ranging from a few days to three months, both in UK and Germany. These retreats are very popular with International 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