Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author. In 1993, at the age of 21, he ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years.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 works with major clients such as Google and LinkedIn and he teaches mindfulness to medical students. Thubten and a neuroscientist collaborated with Ruby Wax on the book How to be Human.
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.
Gelong Thubten's book is as warm, wise and generous as the man himself. We've never needed a voice like his more.
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.
*Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research, National University of Ireland*
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.
*Rami Jawhar, Program Manager at Google Arts & Culture*
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.
*Journalist for The Daily Telegraph*