Resident Teacher,
Gen Kelsang Dorje

The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago is American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humour in making Buddha's teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha's teachings into a joyful life.


Branch Teachers

Under the guidance and instruction of our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje, a number of our senior students also teach meditation and Buddhism at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago's Oak Park and Wicker Park locations. By incorporating Kadampa Buddhism into their lives, each is able to present Buddha's teachings in ways that are clear and relevant to modern day life.

Steve Florian

Steve contributes greatly to KMC Chicago as a teacher, Administrative Director, and Foundation Program student. His practical, down-to-earth teaching style provides a perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhism.

Glynis Kinnan

Glynis has been a key part of the KMC Chicago community since its early days in Chicago. She is lively and compassionate, and her style of teaching is clear, incisive, and practical.

Elena Marre

Elena has been deeply involved with KMC Chicago for many years. She presents Buddha's teachings with great clarity and a sense of compassion.

Jacob Murphy

Jacob is a Foundation Program student at KMC Chicago. He has great enthusiasm for teaching Dharma and a down-to-earth style.

Rafael Valadez

Rafael is a long-time resident of Oak Park. He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years, and can often be found teaching Saturday workshops in his warm, sincere style.


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