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

Prayers for World Peace
Sunday 11:00am - 12:15pm
Lunchtime Meditation
Mon, Wed, Fri 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Sunrise Meditation
Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00am
Thursday Morning Foundation Program
Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am
Thursday Evening Foundation Program
Thursday 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Sunday Afternoon Foundation Program
Sunday 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Training Program
Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunrise Meditation
Friday 7:30am - 8:00am
Special Morning Series GP
Wednesday 7:00am - 8:30am
Sunday Morning Intro Class
Sunday 11:00am - 12:30pm

Events & Workshops

Post Fall Festival Retreat

Fri, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 22
7:30pm - 10:15am