Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher at our Centre 

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.  Shechog has studied on the Special Teacher Training Programme and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra. She has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems and find happiness through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

Shechog has spent many years developing Kadampa Meditation Centres where she has inspired many people through her kindness and loving example and is much loved for her gentle manner, inner strength and clear, skillful teachings.

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 our Ngaio 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 our weekly drop-in classes in Kapiti evening class.

Kwai Chan

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 Kapiti lunchtime 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 our our Children’s class.