'Thubten is a very generous and kind monk who writes with the lived honesty and humour of someone who has experienced the wisdom he shares. His writing is full of inspiration but also the pragmatism needed to form a sustainable practice. His book clearly illustrates why we all need meditation and mindfulness in our lives.'
'Compelling to read, yet full of profound wisdom, this wonderful book rationally describes how our mind functions and how we can cultivate the habit of happiness.'
'Gelong Thubten's wonderful book provides a bracing challenge to our search for instant gratification and "instant" happiness, and a lucid, practical, step-by-step path to contentment and a genuine and lasting peace of mind.'
'Thubten is able to explain meditation using clear language and an approach which really speaks to our modern tech-infused lives. With openness, humility and humour he delivers a deep message that will resonate in our modern culture.'
'Gelong Thubten's book is as warm, wise and generous as the man himself. We've never needed a voice like his more.'
Cheltenham Literature Festival
5th Oct 2019 5:00 pm
Very few people write about teenage life as well as David Nicholls. He tells Cathy Rentzenbrink about his new novel, Sweet Sorrow, a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood, the confusion of family life and that brief, searing explosion of first love.