The Blessing Empowerment & Teachings

Kadam Morten Clausen, the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York City, will be granting the empowerment of Dorje Shugden and giving teachings on the Heart of Kadampa Buddhism. Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.


The Celebration Introduction

Kyle-DavisKyle Davis Kyle is the Resident Teacher of KMC Boston and Serlingpa Mediation Center and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for five years, beginning at the Kadampa World Peace Temple in New York and then moving to New England three years ago to teach. He has studied and practiced extensively on long-term, in-depth training programs at Manjushri KMC and KMC New York. Kyle is well known for his good heart and clear, practical teachings.



The Celebration Meditations

Kadam HollyKadam Holly McGregor is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Holly is a much-admired Teacher and is known for her clarity and skill in presenting Buddha’s teachings and for her loving and joyful manner. She shows by example how we can integrate the practice of Buddha’s teachings into our modern lives.

The Celebration Retreat

Gen Samten Kelsang

Gen Samten Kelsang, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York, will guide the Celebration retreat. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation. As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s senior disciples, Gen Samten has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three-year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.