Gelong Thubten was ordained as a monk 26 years ago at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, and he has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats.
One of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, Thubten has pioneered the provision of mindfulness to businesses, hospitals, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres, over the past 20 years.
He works with major global companies such as Google and has lectured for the United Nations. He trained Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in meditation techniques during the filming of Marvel’s Dr. Strange. His book ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’ has been at the top of the bestsellers in 2020.