A Day Retreat with Gelong Thubten
Saturday 15 September 2018
11 am to 3:30 pm
Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation instructor and author. As well as teaching Buddhism at many of the Samye Dzongs, Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major clients such as Google and LinkedIn, as well as many law firms and other companies.
His work is often featured in the media, and he is well known for bringing mindfulness into the workplace, teaching people how to integrate it into their busy lives.
The funds from his work go to charity, to help establish Samye Dzong centres in the UK. Thubten is the Director of Samye Dzong Scarborough, and also helps at two other UK centres.
Thubten and the neuroscientist Ash Ranpura collaborated with Ruby Wax on her latest bestselling book, “How to be Human, the Manual”, and Thubten is now busy writing his second book. Thubten is the co-founder and trainer at the Samten meditation app.
11:00 – 12:30
Slide Show: Life & Work of Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche.
A slide show documenting the creation of Samye Ling, the first Buddhist Monastery in the West and the mother centre of our Samye Dzong Centre.
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch – Bring and Share Vegetarian
13:30 – 15:30
Talk: Meditation and Compassion.
Drawing upon the teachings and example of Akong Rinpoche, Thubten will share practical tools for bringing the power of mindfulness into everyday life.
This event is free of charge, although Dana, an expression of generosity for the teacher, and his teachings, would be appreciated.