Kadam Morten Clausen
NKT Eastern U.S. National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of KMC NYC
Kadam Morten is the main Celebration teacher. He will be granting the empowerment and giving the commentaries.
Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City, and also Bodh Gaya Center in Bayside, Queens. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Kadam,” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.
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.
Gen Kelsang Demo
NKT Mid-Western U.S. National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher, KMC DC
Gen Demo will be giving the Friday night introduction.
Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998.
Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.
Gen Kelsang Chogden
Resident Teacher, KMC Maryland
Gen Chogden will be guiding the meditation sessions.
Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 21 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.
Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.
Videos of Celebration Teachers
Video Excerpt of Kadam Morten’s Fall Festival Teaching, 2014; video Excerpt of Gen Demo teaching on Attachment at KMC DC; video of Gen Chogden leading meditation at the US Festival 2013