Our Teachers

Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Mila

Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Mila

Gen Kelsang Mila was ordained in 2010 and has been Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre’s resident teacher since September 2010. She is greatly appreciated as a meditation teacher and is especially known for her clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.

Mark Berry

Mark has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years and is a dedicated student at Vajrapani Centre. Mark teaches through his own experience and provides great encouragement in practicing meditation and applying wisdom to our daily life. He is currently substitute teacher at our Bedfordview weekly meditation classes.

Our Teachers
Our Teachers

Colinda Linde

Colinda has been practicing Buddhism for many years and is admired for her warmth, enthusiasm and joyful approach to teaching meditation. She teaches our meditation for kids classes where kids can learn simple techniques for keeping a happy mind in daily life.  Colinda also teaches our weekly meditation class in Blairgowrie and several special courses annually.

 

Leigh Ponsonby 

A longtime member of Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Leigh teaches our drop-in meditation class on Wednesday evenings and our childrens class at Craighall Park. With a great love for meditation and a teaching style that helps everyone calm their minds and feel relaxed, Leigh’s classes are joyful and encouraging.

Our Teachers
Our Teachers

Kelsang Phuntsog

Kelsang Phuntsog is a Buddhist monk, who was ordained in 2008, he taught meditation in Durban for many years and is now living in Johannesburg. He is a humble, kind example of a modern day Kadampa practitioner, providing clear explanations of meditation and Buddha’s teachings, giving us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.

Claudia Steinert

Claudia has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She is appreciated for her clear and heartfelt teachings and practically demonstrates how we can incorporate Buddhist meditation into our daily lives to solve our problems. Claudia currently teaches the Monday evening Foundation Programme course in Craighall Park.

Our Teachers

Kirsi Bottomley, Sue Malfeld, Laurie Parr

Kirsi participates in the New Kadampa Tradition Special Teacher Training Programme and teaches the Friday lunch time Learn to Meditate class. Sue and Laurie both study on the Foundation Programme. They are among our Centre’s newest teachers who provide invaluable support to our educational programme at the Colony and in the Pretoria area. Sue teaches Wednesday nights in Pretoria and Laurie co-leads our monthly Meditation for Children programme.

Kirsi Bottomley
Kirsi Bottomley
Sue Malfeld
Sue Malfeld
Laurie Parr
Laurie Parr