Resident Teacher


Resident Teacher Kelsang DragdenKelsang Dragden

Kelsang Dragden is the Resident Teacher at Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Centre, and has been a faithful student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. He has been ordained as a monk for over ten years.

He is highly respected and recognised for his kind, warm, accommodating heart. Dragden teaches profound methods to overcome daily problems, and presents them with a great sense of humour and wisdom.

He has a wealth of teaching experience and brings with him boundless enthusiasm and energy, providing an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner.

Dragden teaches meditation classes in Darlington, Durham, YarmBarnard Castle and Middlesbrough, as well as the childrens meditation class, lunchtime classes, workplace meditation sessions, school trips and the more in-depth study programmes – the Foundation Programme on Fridays, the Foundation Programme on Sunday mornings and Teacher Training Programme.
Dragden’s classes offer clear, practical advice with warmth and compassion.

The main class he teaches at Atisha Centre, Darlington is on a Tuesday evening, 7.30pm.