Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author from the UK. In 1993, at the age of 21, he ordained as a monk at Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long.
Thubten is a world pioneer in mindfulness meditation teaching, with over 20 years experience working with businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He teaches at major companies such as Google and LinkedIn and he trains medical students in mindfulness. He has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations. In 2018 Thubten and Yale neuroscientist Ash Ranpura collaborated with Ruby Wax on the book ‘How to be Human’.
A Monk’s Guide to Happiness is Gelong Thubten’s debut solo book.