Gelong Thubten Feb 17-19, 2017

Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten. Photo credit: Tony Bartholomew

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.


Fri February 17 @ Borrowdale Meditation Centre – 6 Borrowdale Lane, Borrowdale
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm Public talk “Mindfulness and Inner Happiness”
Sat February 18 @ Harare Buddhist Centre – 7 Ernie’s Lane, Monavale
9.30 am – 4.00 pm Public talk “Overcoming Anger and Bitterness with Compassion”
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm Bring and share vegetarian lunch
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Guru Rinpoche Practice Instruction **
Sun February 19 @ Harare Buddhist Centre – 7 Ernie’s Lane, Monavale
9.30 am – 12.00 pm Public talk “Creating inner strength and clarity during difficult times”
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Amitabha Practice Instruction **

NB Practice instructions are only open to those who have taken Refuge and the relevant Empowerment.