The Teachers
Samudra Buddhist Centre, Buxton


Gen Kelsang Sangye

Gen Kelsang Sangye originally came to Tara Centre, Buxton in 1991 and ordained as a Buddhist monk the following year. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He has over 20 years teaching experience including the USA, London and Europe. His encouraging and uplifting teachings show us how to integrate Buddha's teaching to make our lives happy and meaningful.

Sangye is our Residential Teacher where he teaches Foundation Programme and General Programme classes in Glossop on Tuesday evenings, Whaley Bridge on Wednesday evenings and in Buxton on Sunday evenings and Wednesday mornings.


Jan Horvath

Jan is the Education Programme Co-ordinator at Samudra Centre and has studied Buddha’s teachings through Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, extensively. He is well known for the sincerity of his practice and his devotion to dharma teachings. His knowledge and kind compassionate nature are appreciated by all those associated with Samudra Buddhist Centre.

Jan is currently studying on the NKT Special Teacher Training Programme and is the Branch Teacher for classes in Prestbury.


Kevin Bradd

Kevin became interested in Buddhism through the teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in the late 1980’s. Encouraged by positive results from his early meditation practice, and inspired by many wonderful teachers over the intervening years, he has deepened his experience and now delights in integrating Buddha's teachings to all aspects of his daily life.

Kevin is studying on Samudra Centre's Foundation Programme and helps others to gain a similar appreciation of the benefits of meditation through teaching classes in Leek.


Tommy Trueman

Tommy was one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's earliest students in Buxton and is a well-known character within the New Kadampa Tradition. He has worked tirelessly and selflessly on building projects around the world so that others may easily have access to Buddha' teachings.

After many years of listening to well qualified teachers in our tradition for 30 years, he has recently begun to offer the benefits of his own experiences to others by giving teachings himself. His happy, joyful disposition and enthusiasm for the benefits of dharma in our daily lives are an inspiration to others.

Tommy is currently studying on Samudra Centre's Foundation Programme and teaches the Tuesday evening class in Buxton.

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