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Gen Kelsang Norbu

Resident Teacher

Gen Norbu was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and was requested by him to be the Resident Teacher of KMC North Carolina. He earned the title "Gen" in 2012, indicating that he is a senior ordained teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition of modern Buddhism. 


Gen Norbu is known for his loving and gentle nature and holds a very clear and sharp understanding of Buddha’s teachings. Through his teachings and his personal example, Gen Norbu shows us how to integrate Buddha's teachings into our daily life.

Fariba Homesley

Branch Teacher

Fariba Homesley received her first Kadampa Dharma teaching in 2006 from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche at the International Fall Festival. She then began regular studies with Gen Kelsang Tilopa at KMC North Carolina. Fariba's nature is kind, her understanding of the teachings is good, and her presentation is clear.


Cate Fields


Cate Fields has been practicing Buddhism in the New Kadampa Tradition since 2006. In 2018, she completed the Intensive Teacher Training Program at Manjushri KMC. She is a sincere practitioner, well loved for her enthusiasm and optimism. Her teachings are heartfelt and practical, and reflect love and delight in the Dharma.

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