Topic: Mindfulness and Inner Happiness
A talk on mindfulness meditation and the development of greater inner peace and happiness. Thubten will explain some of the neuroscience behind mindfulness practice, as well as its effects on stress and the emotions. We will look at happiness as a choice, and how it can be the cause rather than the result of our experiences. Thubten teaches mindfulness internationally in the corporate world, as well as in hospitals, schools and other organisations; he will share some of this experience during the talk.
Venue: Borrowdale Meditation Centre, 6 Borrowdale Lane, off Piers Road
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 5.30 – 6.30 pm
Suggested donation: $5
Contact: Dave Sheehan on zimsheehans [at] gmail. com
Gelong Thubten is a fully ordained senior monk from Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. He took ordination over 24 years ago and spent many years as personal assistant to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Thubten has trained under some of the world’s most accomplished teachers of meditation, and has spent over five years in strict retreats, including the traditional long retreat on the Isle of Arran. In his early years as a monk, he completed over 200 pairs of the Nyungne fasting practice.
Thubten teaches meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Samye Ling and the Samye Dzong centres worldwide. He also teaches mindfulness at major global companies and organisations, such as Google, Facebook, HSBC, major law firms, hospitals and prisons. Thubten trains medical students and doctors, as well as schoolchildren, and has pioneered educational projects in the U.K. and other parts of Europe.
Thubten is the Director of Samye Dzong Scarborough, and is a Director of Samye Foundation Wales, a mindfulness charity. He is also a Trustee of ROKPA INTERNATIONAL, the international humanitarian aid organisation with medical, education and cultural projects in some of the world’s poorest regions.