The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington is Kelsang Shechog

Kelsang Shechog is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism.  She has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  She has studied on Special Teacher Training Programme and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.  Shechog is known for her ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.  She teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area. She also teaches our Foundation Programme.

Kelsang Lachpa is a New Zealand Buddhist monk and the Education Programme Coordinator for Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. He is known for his heartfelt, light and inspiring teachings. Lachpa teaches our Petone class.

Kwai Chan is our teacher in Paraparaumu. Kwai has been studying on our Teacher Training Programme for many years. She uses her experience of integrating meditation into daily life to present the teachings in a clear, practical and inspiring way. Kwai teaches our Paraparaumu branch classes.

Rachael Steele is a student on the Foundation Programme and regular volunteer at the Centre. Having dedicated time to helping Kadampa Centres in New Zealand and Australia, Rachael is passionate about integrating Buddha’s teachings and meditation into her every day experiences and is known for her joyful and sincere presentation of Dharma. She teachers our meditation for children class.