Gen Kelsang Chodor is the Resident Teacher at KMC Tampa Bay. Chodor is a western Buddhist monk ordained in the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Chodor teaches study programs and grants empowerments at both the Tampa and Safety Harbor locations. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, founder of the NKT, and has studied and practiced Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skillfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.