Resident Teacher,
Gen Kelsang Zamling

The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago is modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zamling. Gen Zamling has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and has taught in the United States and in the UK. Gen Zamling completed an intensive 6 month Special Teacher Training Program with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, to further his qualifications as a teacher.

He is well-loved by his students, and sets an immaculate example of someone who has taken Buddha's teachings to heart. Gen Zamling is known for his practical approach, warmth, and clarity.


Branch Teachers

Under the guidance and instruction of our Resident Teacher, 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 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.

Paula Lozano

Paula is a very warm and caring teacher. She has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for many years, and has over 6 years of experience leading classes for children. She is known for presenting Buddhist ideas in a way that young children can easily understand.

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.