British born Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten is on a quest to demystify meditation and help people integrate it into a busy lifestyle.
He was an actor living a wild lifestyle in New York in the early 1990’s, but suffered from severe stress and anxiety leading to a near-death burnout. This dramatic wake-up call led him to completely change his life: he returned to the UK and became a monk at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland. His training at the Monastery over the past 25 years has included spending over six years in intensive, isolated meditation retreats, the longest of which was four years long, and he has studied under some of the most experienced Tibetan masters.
In this talk, he will provide clear insights and accessible exercises that will inspire you to integrate mindfulness into your daily routine, radically transforming your relationship with your thoughts and emotions. Through this you can access a deeper understanding of happiness and discover how to live with more purpose and a greater sense of connection to others.
Thubten says: “I want to help bring meditation into the heart of people’s daily lives, not only to reduce stress and gain greater mastery over thoughts and emotions, but also to discover the mind’s deep potential for unconditional compassion and freedom. Happiness is inside us all, waiting.”