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Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten became a Buddhist monk 24 years ago at Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland, Europe's oldest and largest Buddhist monastery. He spent many years as secretary and personal assistant to Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

thubten.jpgThubten has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats and specialises in teaching meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major clients such as Google, Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Accenture, the NHS, Clifford Chance and Linklaters.

He was the meditation consultant on the set of Marvel's latest movie, Dr. Strange, where he trained Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in meditation techniques while they were filming. This took him to Hollywood on the red carpet with the movie stars!

He has lectured on Buddhism and meditation at the universities of Oxford, Helsinki and Cardiff, as well as for Mindvalley. He teaches in several schools and is often interviewed by the world's media. He designs and delivers mindfulness programmes for medical students at the National University of Ireland, and he has lectured to Parliament on the Channel Islands. He is co-authoring a book on mindfulness with Ruby Wax and a neuroscientist, and he runs meditation centres in the UK.

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