Kosala Buddhist Center

Meditation In Chapel Hill

Our Teachers


In order from Left to Right: Gen Kelsang Tilopa, David Rademacher, Ethan Lechner, Gunther Huang

Gen Kelsang Tilopa, the Resident Teacher of Kosala Buddhist Center, is a fully ordained monk and close disciple and student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  Tilopa is well loved for his humorous yet clear and profound teachings and for the great care he skillfully and compassionately gives to his students.  Born and educated in Scotland, Gen Tilopa brings to the teachings of pure Kadam Buddhadharma his varied life experiences to help and guide his students, and to show how pure Dharma teachings and practice can improve the quality of our daily lives at work, at home, and in our everyday relationships.

David Rademacher, a student of Gen Kelsang Tilopa of the Kosala Buddhist Center in Carrboro, is a long time practitioner of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s teachings on Kadampa Buddhism.  He regularly teaches meditation classes in Carrboro.  He has been a fan of Buddhist teachings for over thirty years.  David lives in Chapel Hill, and works in Pittsboro and Chapel Hill as a psychotherapist.  He is married and has two children and two cats.

Ethan Lechner has been practicing Buddhism for eight years. In 2009 and 2010, he received teachings directly from internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Ethan loves listening to Dharma lessons and applying them in his daily life. He is also a musician and is training as a clinical social worker, with the intention of working in bereavement counseling.

Gunther Huang just graduated from the doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University and teaches the Tuesday night class Meditation 101. Gunther was born as a Buddhist and has been practicing Kadam Dharma in a serious manner for more than 4 years. His delightful sense of humor and sincerity in his practice of meditation shines through his teachings and example.


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