Gelong Thubten


Buddhist monk, meditation teacher & author

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author from the UK. He became a monk 30 years ago and has spent over six years in meditation retreat, including one which lasted for four years. 

He is regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, working with corporations, schools, hospitals, prisons and rehab centres. He has lectured at Oxford University and for large organisations such as Google and The United Nations. 

He is also a director of several meditation centres as well as the humanitarian aid charity ROKPA International. Thubten is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’. His new book ‘Handbook for Hard Times’ is out this year.