Our Teachers

Gen Kelsang Sanden  is a western Buddhist monk.  He has considerable experience practicing and teaching others meditation.  Gen Sanden is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

Kelsang Chenma is a western Buddhist nun.   She is well loved for her kindness and compassionate teachings. Chenma teaches our classes in Coquitlam, Langley and Maple Ridge.


Kelsang Migden: With her gentle and loving manner, western Buddhist nun Kelsang Migden presents Buddha’s teachings with joy and clarity.  Midgen teaches our South Surrey/White Rock Class and Kids Meditation class on Sundays.

Chaplain Kelly McCallum teaches in Maple Ridge as well as offering meditation classes to inmates in BC Corrections – North Fraser Pretrial Centre (Port Coquitlam) and at The Storefront Alternative School (Maple Ridge). Kelly is a compassionate and hardworking teacher.

IMG_0132-2Laurel Leaman-Konrad: For many years Laurel  was the Education Program Coordinator of Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley.  She is an experienced Kadampa teacher and people enjoy her joyful, practical, true-to-life teachings.

Jill Arseneau is our Education Program Coordinator. She also teaches many different courses for Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley.   Her practical, real-life examples and deep understanding bring these teachings to life!

Contact: epc.kmcfv@gmail.com

Todd Arseneau is a fun, down to earth teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley. His teachings are earnest,  warm and humble – a joy to receive!  Todd teaches our Mission class.

Sandy Darrell is currently our Administrative Director and has many years of experience teaching and volunteering at meditation centres.   Sandy is a gentle, compassionate teacher.   Her kind wisdom brings comfort and relaxation to each of her meditation sessions.

CONTACT: kmcfv.ad@gmail.com


Gloria Borrows teaches in Maple Ridge and at the main centre in Abbotsford.  She has a kind, patient heart that shines through in each and every one of her clear, inspiring teachings. Until recently Gloria kindly volunteered as our Administrative Director.