Gelong Thubten, Buddhist Monk and Mindfulness Specialist
Gelong Thubten studied English Literature at Oxford, and became a Buddhist monk 23 years ago. He is based at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. Thubten teaches on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness internationally. He is a Trustee of ROKPA INTERNATIONAL, a humanitarian aid charity, and a Director of Samye Foundation Wales and Samye Yorkshire, UK.
Thubten, who has spent over five years in intensive meditation retreats, specialises in teaching mindfulness in secular situations such as businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres.
He has worked with clients such as the NHS, Google, HSBC, Morrisons, Clifford Chance and Linklaters. He has lectured on Buddhism and meditation at the Universities of Oxford, Helsinki and Cardiff. He is the main trainer in mindfulness for the National University of Ireland.