Gelong Thubten

Buddhist Monk, Meditation Teacher and Author


Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. At the age of 21 he gave up the life of an actor and ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at the Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland, Europe’s oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years, and he has been trained by some of the world’s greatest masters of meditation. Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation. The funds from his work go to charity, to build mindfulness training centres and retreats. He is currently the director of three such centres in the UK.

He and the neuroscientist Ash Ranpura have collaborated with Ruby Wax on her latest bestselling book, “How to be Human, the Manual”, and Thubten’s First book “A Monk’s Guide To Happiness- Meditation in the 21st Century” is available now here.