Our Teachers

Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley. She has been practicing and teaching meditation under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 30 years. She is loved by her students for her kindness, sincere example, and the clarity of her teachings.

 

 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.

Kelsang Tsalden is a western Buddhist nun and a member of the Teacher Training Program.  She has taught in many venues including Bodhichitta Centre in Victoria, Duncan, Langford and James Bay.   Tsalden draws from both her meditation and life experiences to make her teaching clear, meaningful and practical.

 Sandy Darrell is our Administrative Director.  She also has many years of teaching experience and successfully completed a six month intensive teacher training program in the UK training as a Kadampa teacher. She is a gentle compassionate teacher and her wisdom brings her teachings to life.

CONTACT: kmcfv.ad@gmail.com


Jill Arseneau is our Education Program Coordinator. She also teaches the Foundation Program and many other courses at our centre in Abbotsford.   Her practical, real-life examples and deep understanding bring these teachings to life!

Contact: epc.kmcfv@gmail.com

 

Chaplain Kelly McCallum teaches meditation and Kadampa Buddhist study programs to inmates in BC Corrections – North Fraser Pretrial Centre (Port Coquitlam) and Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (Maple Ridge).  For several years she also offered classes for School District #42 and at the CEED centre in Maple Ridge.  Kelly is a compassionate and hardworking teacher.

 Laurel Leaman-Konrad: For many years Laurel  was the Education Program Coordinator of KMC Fraser Valley.  She currently teaches meditation classes Thursday evening in Maple Ridge and Tuesday morning in Abbotsford.  She also teaches day courses courses at our centre in Abbotsford.  Laurel is an experienced Kadampa teacher and people enjoy her joyful, practical, true-to-life teachings.

Todd Arseneau is a fun, down to earth teacher at KMC Fraser Valley. His teachings are earnest,  warm and humble – a joy to receive!  Todd teaches our Monday Mission class, Friday night & Pie class and other courses in Abbotsford..

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. In the past, Gloria kindly volunteered as our Administrative Director.

Bonnie Fulford  has been studying Dharma for many years at KMC Fraser Valley and is now the teacher of the Chilliwack class.  Bonnie’s teachings show her enthusiasm for practically using the teachings of Buddha to solve our daily problems.