Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, international Buddhist teacher and the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, is a modern Kadampa Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace. Gen-la is loved and respected throughout the world for the sincerity of her practice and the power of her wisdom and compassion.


GKRGen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, and the Resident Teacher at KMC Hong Kong. Gen Rabten will give the introductory talk and guide the retreat at the festival.

aniKelsang Ani, the Resident Teacher of Dharmapala Kadampa Meditation Centre in Perth, will guide the meditation sessions.