Our Teachers

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Gen Kelsang Dema – Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dema is the resident teacher at Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre. She gives clear and practical guidance from her own experience of Buddha’s teachings. Gen Dema teaches the following classes at the centre: General Programme, Foundation Study Programme, Guided Retreats, Day Courses, Special Events as well as branch classes at other venues.


Kelsang Mondrul

Kelsang Mondrul is a longstanding member of Uma Centre and our Foundation Programme. As well as being the Admin Director she also teaches a lunchtime class. Her careful and gentle manner in guiding people in meditation and in her job at the Centre is much appreciated by everyone.


Kelsang Khunpen

Kelsang Khunpen is our branch teacher at Whitehaven and Workington Branches. Having recently become a member of Uma KMC, she studies on Foundation Programme and assists with social media and publicity design as well as teaching these two branches. Known for her warmth and enthusiasm, she is an inspiring and engaging meditation teacher.

Dave Stones

Dave Stones is a Foundation Programme student and  has been a Kadampa practitioner for many years.  He has a wealth of experience of putting Buddha’s teachings into practice. His humble, warm, practical and engaging style is welcomed at the Penrith branch class.