Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director

Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood and KMC-California. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.

Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

Gen Kelsang Rigpa teaches the following:

Weekly Classes

Monday Night Intro Class
Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Lunchtime Meditation
Mon, Wed, Fri 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Thursday Evening Foundation Program
Thursday 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Sunday Afternoon Foundation Program
Sunday 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Training Program
Friday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Morning Intro Class
Sunday 11:00am - 12:30pm
Heart Jewel Practice Class
Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am

Events & Workshops