OUR TEACHERS

 

Gen Kelsang SumaGen Kelsang Suma
Resident Teacher

Canadian Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Suma, a geologist by training, has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since the mid-1990s. A mother, grandmother and devoted practitioner, she is known for the warmth and clarity of her teachings and for her love of her students.

Kelsang Chopel

Kelsang Chopel has worked internationally as an organizational group facilitator, teacher, trainer and coach of adults. A keen spiritual seeker, diligent practitioner and participant in the Foundation Program at Jampa Ling. He teaches the Foundation Program class in Collingwood.

Kelsang OdenKelsang Oden

Kelsang Oden came to Buddhism in the late 1990s, taking ordination in 2007 after a long career in teaching, diplomacy, and health policy/communications consulting. She served as Resident Teacher at Tara Buddhist Centre in Barbados for some years. A mother of two, she teaches with practicality and insight, and just enjoys helping out at the Dharma Centre in Barrie.

Alma Sanders

Alma has been a music teacher, creative writing instructor, peace and environmental activist, yoga instructor and, most importantly, the mother of two cherished children. Long drawn to Eastern philosophies she finds Jampa Ling a comfortable fit, and contributes happily to several aspects of Centre life. She sees teaching as a meaningful way benefit to others while strengthening her own dharma practice .

Betty Whitehouse

Betty retired from a lengthy career in the business world, exchanging it for the joy of nurturing Jampa Ling. A practitioner of Dharma for many years, she is a Foundation Program student,  mother of two, and  grandmother to three beautiful girls.

kellie webpageKellie McNabb

Kellie is an author and a busy mother of three, and has taught elementary school for over 20 years. An enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, she teaches our Meditation for Kids program.

Lois Bickley

Lois is a retired elementary school teacher and mother of three. Her exploration of various spiritual traditions brought her to Jampa Ling where she is a committed student of our Foundation Program, and is enjoying her expanding role as a branch teacher.

Michael Dunn

Michael’s original curiosity about Buddhist understandings of consciousness stemmed from his professional involvement in the mental health field.  His deepening faith in Buddhism as a way of life now challenges him to weave the Dharma into every aspect of his life, whether professional or personal. He lives in Barrie with his wife Ashley and dog Liba, and enjoys an active life, both in the community and outdoors.