Gelong Thubten

Buddhist Monk & Author Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery

Gelong is a Buddhist monk who teaches meditation and specialises in providing non-religious mindfulness workshops and training programmes for businesses and organisations. Since 1993, he has been a monk at Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, has trained under some of the world's most accomplished teachers of meditation, and has spent over five years in intensive meditation retreats. Gelong has taught mindfulness at major global companies and organisations, including Google, LindkedIn, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Clifford Chance, his work has also been featured in the Times, Guardian newspapers and on the BBC and ITV. He is also pioneering a mindfulness training programme for medical students in Ireland, and he teaches in many schools, as well as hospitals, prisons and other organisations.