KMC Florida Teachers

Gen Kelsang Chodor

Gen Kelsang Chodor

Resident Teacher at KMC Florida

Our resident teacher, Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Geshe-la and has studied and practised Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skilfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.

Kelsang Sangzin

Kelsang Sangzin

Wednesday Anna Maria Island Classes

Kelsang Sangzin is an ordained Buddhist nun and the Education Program Coordinator at KMC Florida. She has been sincerely studying Kadampa Buddhism since 2009, and began teaching in 2010. She is appreciated for her kindness, humor, and practical advice for daily life.

Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett

Thursday Lunchtime Meditations

Elizabeth Barrett has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years and is a senior student at KMC Florida. Elizabeth teaches through her own experience and provides great encouragement in practicing Dharma. She teaches Lunchtime Meditations every Thursday.

Sandy Tracey

Sandy Tracey

Sunday Meditation For Children

Sandy has been practicing Buddhism for many years and is admired for her warmth, enthusiasm and joyful approach to teaching meditation. She teaches our meditation for kids classes on Sundays where kids can learn simple techniques for keeping a happy mind in daily life.

Samir Hanna

Samir Hanna

Monday Lunchtime Meditations

Samir Hanna has recently started teaching meditation classes at KMC Florida. He provides clear and joyful teachings on how to practice meditation and the Buddhist way of life. Samir teaches Lunchtime Meditations every Monday.

Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman

Friday Lunchtime Meditations

Lisa Hoffman has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2013 and is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC Florida. With her clear and gentle presentation of Buddha’s teaching she makes it easily accessible for newcomers. She teaches Lunchtime Meditations every Friday.

Angus Berry

Angus Berry

Sunday Meditation For World Peace

Angus Berry has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years and has received many teachings directly from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is known for the clarity and hearfelt presentation of Buddha’s teachings. He teaches Meditations for World Peace every Sunday Morning.

Salena Alberti

Salena Alberti

Wednesday Lunchtime Meditations

Salena Alberti is a sincere student and has taught in Kadampa Buddhist Centers in Philadelphia and Baltimore. She teaches Wednesday Lunchtime Meditations and is known for clarity and warmth when she teaches.

Bill Toriello

Bill Toriello

Sunday Simply Meditate

Bill Toriello has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years and was our previous Administrative Director at KMC Florida. Bill is known for sharing his experience with others to help them with their Meditation practice. He teaches Simply Meditate every Sunday evening.

Anika Trancik

Anika Trancik

Longboat Key Classes

Anika Trancik has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for fifteen years. She is known for her clear and heartfelt teachings and practically demonstrates how we can incorporate Buddhist meditation into our daily lives. Anika teaches occasional classes and events at Longboat Key.