Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher at our Centre 

Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.

Kelsang Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

Kelsang Lachpa

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 The Terrace and Lower Hutt class.

Michele Lint

Michele Lint is a warm-hearted teacher and an experienced meditation practitioner who has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for more than 12 years. She brings to her teachings a sincere interest in helping others and a clear and insightful understanding of how meditation and mindfulness can improve our daily life. Michele teaches the Kapiti evening class.

Rachael Steele

Rachael Steele is a heartfelt Buddhist practitioner who has been studying Buddha’s teachings and practising meditation for many years. As a mother in a modern busy world she has a skilful way of making meditation accessible and relevant in our everyday lives and is known for her joyful and sincere presentation of Buddha’s teachings. Rachael is the Administration Director at our Centre. She teaches the Kapiti daytime class.

Jane Copsey

Jane is an experienced and dedicated Kadampa practitioner and meditator, who teaches with great warmth and sincerity. Her teachings are extremely practical, making it easy for students to apply the instructions in daily life. Jane teaches the Friday Island Bay Class.