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Gelong Thubten

Buddhist Monk, Meditation Teacher and Author - Samye Dzong Scarborough

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author from the UK. He became a monk 29 years ago and has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long. He is now regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, with pioneering work teaching at universities, schools, major global companies such as Google, and also in hospitals, prisons and rehab centres. He has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations, and he provides courses to medical students, doctors and nurses.

Gelong has trained Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in meditation on the set of the Marvel movie ‘Dr. Strange’ and he collaborated with Ruby Wax and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura on the book ‘How to be Human’. Thubten is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’ and his next book ‘Handbook for Hard Times' will be published in 2023.


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