Celebration Teachers

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.


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.