Our Teachers.

Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rabten.

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the Resident Teacher of KMC Australia (Dandenong Ranges) and KMC Melbourne (CBD). Ordained in 1994, he has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 30 years. He has taught in many centres around the world including Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia.

Gen Rabten exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa way of life, brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

Kelsang Luma.

With over a decade of experience as a teacher of modern Buddhism in The New Kadampa Tradition, Kelsang Luma is well-loved for her humble nature, energy, and joy in sharing Buddha's teachings. Her practical and uplifting approach makes meditation and Buddhism accessible to all.

Beth O'Brien.

Beth is an experienced teacher of meditation and modern Buddhism, with many years of experience as a teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. Beth teaches with a genuine warmth and loving demeanor, making Buddha’s wisdom easily accessible to everyone.

Christielli Portela.

Christielli has been teaching modern Kadampa Buddhism for a decade. As an experienced and well-loved teacher, she inspires people to use Buddhist meditation to improve their lives through her sincere example and clear teachings.

Colleen Isaacs.

Colleen Issacs is an experienced Kadampa Buddhist teacher. Colleen’s friendly, engaging teaching style and clear presentation inspire people from all walks of life to find happiness and solve problems through the practice of modern Buddhism.

Damian Auton.

Damian is an experienced practitioner who has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for a decade. Damian is a kind and caring practitioner, who is much loved for his laid-back and easy to relate to teachings.

Dani Brunton.

Dani Brunton is a dedicated and experienced practitioner of the New Kadampa Tradition. Dani's natural warmth and sincerity, along with her clear and practical teachings, inspire others to solve their problems through the practice of modern Buddhism.

Gerry Bensoussan.

Gerry is an experienced and well-loved teacher in the new Kadampa Tradition. Gerry has a kind and caring nature and presents Buddha's teachings in a way that is both accessible and easy to understand, making Buddha's profound wisdom accessible to everyone.

Maria Mylonas.

Maria Mylonas is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition, effortlessly blending her natural confidence and clear teaching style to make Buddha's wisdom accessible to all.

Melinda Hulls.

Melinda Hulls is a dedicated student of the New Kadampa Tradition, who teaches with a loving and gentle demeanor, making her teaching relatable and accessible to all.

Natalie Eichelmann.

Natalie is an experienced teacher of modern Kadampa Buddhism who is greatly admired for her kindness and loving example. Nataie's teachings are clear, straight-forward and relate perfectly to busy modern life.

Nicole Tan.

Nicole is a teacher of Kadampa Buddhism with over a decade of personal practice. Nicole skillfully delivers clear and relatable teachings with a gentle and soothing approach, making the profound wisdom of Buddhism easily understandable to all.

Tom Gallagher.

Tom Gallagher is a dedicated student and experienced practitioner of the New Kadampa Tradition. Tom’s easy to relate to teaching style and natural confidence make his teachings clear and accessible to all.

Zanda Dinsdale.

Zanda has been a dedicated practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Zanda’s gentle nature and natural warmth, along with her clear and relatable teachings, encourage people to find inner peace using Buddhist wisdom.