Gen Kelsang Devi

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre. She is a Western, Buddhist nun and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over fifteen years.

During this time Gen Devi has spent many months in silent meditation retreat and has also skilfully helped guide group retreats ranging from a few days to 3 months previously at Tharpaland IRC in Scotland. Gen Devi has been a Resident Teacher in Scotland since 2007 and now in Germany at the new Tharpaland IRC since 2013.

Gen Devi’s teachings and guidance in retreats are very powerful, clear and practical, with a lightness, warmth and humour which 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 daily life.