Gen Kelsang Tsoglam, Resident Teacher

Resident Teacher Gen Tsoglam has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Her teachings are heartfelt, practical, and presented with warmth and humor.

Gen Kelsang Tsoglam teaches the Foundation Program in Providence and Worcester, as well as Wednesday Night and Sunday Morning meditation classes. She also guides Mini Meditation Retreats, Weekend Retreats, and Special Events throughout the year.

Susan Dearing—Monday Lunchtimesd_crop_200x200 Meditation

Susan is a long time practitioner of Kadmapa Buddhism and meditation. She presents teachings with concise and immediately relevant practicality.


Jason Valcourt—Tuesday Night Meditation

Jason has always been an avid seeker of spiritual growth and has been studying Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for over ten years. He is a singer-songwriter and organic vegetable farmer. He draws on a broad spectrum of personal and professional experiences to enhance his teachings.

Jason is down to earth and approachable and his classes focus on practical methods to apply Buddhist instructions to improve the quality of our daily lives. He also does community outreach meditation classes at Wheeler High School.


Laura McPeake—Thursday Lunchtime Meditation

Laura McPeake has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism with many teachers, both locally and internationally, for over 20 years.  Professionally her work in the emergency department informs her teachings, giving her practical examples of the importance of being kind and present in the moment.

Her interactive teachings help people explore Buddhist concepts both in meditations as well as in work and relationships.  She is known for her integrative teachings.

Lloyd Williams—Thursday Night Meditation: Worcester

Lloyd Williams has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher and student. He brings a very practical and clear understanding and experience to his teachings.

Katherine Brown—Friday Morning Meditation: Little Compton

Katherine is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher and student. She has been studying Kadampa Buddhism since 2002 and meditation for 40+ years.  In 2000, inspired by the benefits of urban agriculture, she retired from an academic career in health policy and ethics to help people grow their local food system. She is a former Director of Southside Community Land Trust in Providence and lives in Little Compton on Quicksand Pond.

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Angela Stewart—Sunday Kids & Family

Angela teaches meditation for kids and families at AKBC. She is a senior Kadmapa Buddhist teacher, studying and practicing for over eight years. She has learned from Kadampa teachers in Seattle, Philadelphia, and Providence.

Angela’s professional background is in elementary education and psychology. She has over 20 years of experience developing theatre, outdoor, educational, and therapeutic programs for children. She is warm, friendly, and engaging with children and adults alike; her classes are known for being interactive, meaningful, and lots of fun!