Kelsang Drenpa teaches General Program classes

Kelsang Drenpa

Kelsang Drenpa is a Buddhist nun who serves as the Administrative Director for the Center.  She met this tradition in 2008 and enjoys studying in both the General Program and Foundation/Teacher Training Programs.


Keith Holmes Teaches Buddhist Meditation Sunday mornings at South Coast Botanic Garden

Keith Holmes

Keith has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2005.  He teaches with warmth and humor and has been instrumental in helping to keep Dharma flourishing in the South Bay.


Nick teaches meditation

Nick Ploplys

Nick enjoys studying and practicing Kadampa meditation and shares Dharma with others with humor and sincerity.  Admired for his clarity of the teachings, he has a compassionate wish for others to enjoy its benefits.


Crista Riccio

Crista enjoys sharing her love of Dharma and enjoys helping people find inner peace through meditation.  Crista studies in the General Program and Foundation/Teacher Training Program and also serves as the Education Program Coordinator for the Center.


John Williams

John has been studying for several years in both the General Program and Foundation/Teacher Training Programs.  He has a vast appreciation for meditation and a practical way of engaging with students that is easy to understand and apply to every day life.