Meet the Team

 

lhachog 2 croppedThe Principal Teacher at KMC Manchester is Gen Kelsang Lhachog

She is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been practising and teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 16 years, living and studying for 8 years at Manjushri KMC, our mother centre in the Lake District. She has been resident with us in Manchester for 6 years.

Gen Lhachog teaches through her experience of life which makes Buddha’s teachings so accessible to all. With her warm approach and extensive knowledge of Buddhist teachings, as well as her clear and relaxed manner, she inspires us to practice in our daily lives.  Lhachog teaches the Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation, Thursday After Work Meditation, Thursday evening Modern Buddhism class and the Half Day Courses on Saturday.  She also teaches the Tuesday evening class and the Wednesday Teacher Training Programme as well as special courses at our Centre in Chorlton

 

Our team in the city work on a daily basis and are volunteers who are part of our community.

We will have a group photograph appearing soon, when we can get everyone together.

Below is a little bit of information on the team each day:

 

Mondays – Ben & Drayang


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is the teacher of the Lunchtime Meditation and Monday After Work Meditation.  He lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and is studying on a Teacher Training Programme.  He has been involved in Kadampa Buddhism for several years and also volunteers to manage our World Peace Cafe in Chorlton.

 

Drayang is a Kadampa Buddhist monk.  He lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and is studying on a Teacher Training Programme.  Drayang also helps with various roles in Chorlton.

 

Tuesdays – Lhachog & Alastair (Ally)

Lhachog is the teacher of the Lunchtime Meditation.  She has been the principal teacher at KMC Manchester over the past 6 years.  She also teaches the Thursday evenings and Half Day Courses in the City.  Lhachog also teaches the Tuesday evening and Teacher Training Programme in Chorlton.

Ally is the shop & class assistant.  He has been the full-time Education Programme Co-ordinator for KMC Manchester over the past 2 years.  He lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and also teaches the Time Out Tuesday Class and Lunchtime Meditation on a Friday.  Ally studies on the Teacher Training Programme.

 

Wednesdays – Yonchen & Phachog

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Yonchen is the teacher of the Lunchtime Meditation.  She is a experienced Kadampa teacher and studies on the Special Teacher Training Programme.  As well as volunteering in the city Yonchen helps with various roles including the World Peace Cafe and sewing.

 

Phachog is the shop & class assistant.  She has been the full-time Adminstration Director of KMC Manchester for the past 3 years. She lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and oversees the day to day running of the Centres

Thursdays – Daytime: Vicky & Herbert & Evening: Lhachog & Phachog

Herbert is the shop & class assistant.  Originally from Germany, Herbert studies on the Teacher Training Programme at KMC Manchester.

Lhachog is the teacher of the Thursday After Work Class & Thursday Modern Buddhism Class.  She has been the principal teacher at KMC Manchester over the past 6 years.  She also teaches the Tuesday lunchtime and Half Day Courses in the City.  Lhachog also teaches the Tuesday evening and Teacher Training Programme in Chorlton.

Phachog is the shop & class assistant.  She has been the full-time Adminstration Director of KMC Manchester for the past 3 years. She lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and oversees the day to day running of the Centres

 

Friday – Alastair (Ally) & Paul

AllyAlly is the teacher of the Lunchtime Meditation.  He has been the full-time Education Programme Co-ordinator for KMC Manchester over the past 2 years.  He lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and also teaches the Time Out Tuesday Class.  Ally studies on the Teacher Training Programme.

 

Paul is the shop & class assistant.  He is also our publicity co-ordinator and studies on the Teacher Training Programme and KMC Manchester.  Paul also assists at the Thursday evening class in Chorlton.

 

Saturday – Lhachog & Phachog

Lhachog is the teacher of the Saturday Half Day Courses.  She has been the principal teacher at KMC Manchester over the past 6 years.  She also teaches the Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday evenings in the City.  Lhachog also teaches the Tuesday evening and Teacher Training Programme in Chorlton.

Phachog is the shop & class assistant.  She has been the full-time Adminstration Director of KMC Manchester for the past 3 years. She lives at KMC Manchester in Chorlton and oversees the day to day running of the Centres