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A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century

Gelong Thubten

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Self-help & personal development

A guide to meditation and mindfulness written by Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten.

We're all on a search for happiness, but we're looking in the wrong places.

Everyone looks externally to find contentment, we think material possessions will unlock our happiness. A MONK'S GUIDE TO HAPPINESS explains how and why we need to look within, and connect to our true essence, in order to find peace. Everyone has the potential to be happy, after all, we're all 'hardwired' for happiness.

But how do we get there? By meditating. Not just in the morning, but throughout the day by introducing micro moments so we never drop the mindfulness ball, even when we're busy. Meditation is more than just a stress-reduction tool or a relaxation therapy, it is the key to finding long-lasting happiness.

Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist monk who has worked with everyone from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Ruby Wax and Benedict Cumberbatch, explores the theme of happiness in his debut book and explains how to bring meditation into our busy 21st century lives with simple exercises.

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Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author from the UK. In 1993, at the age of 21, he ordained as a monk at Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long.

Thubten is a world pioneer in mindfulness meditation teaching, with over 20 years experience working with businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He teaches at major companies such as Google and LinkedIn and he trains medical students in mindfulness. He has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations. In 2018 Thubten and Yale neuroscientist Ash Ranpura collaborated with Ruby Wax on the book 'How to be Human'.

A Monk's Guide to Happiness is Gelong Thubten's debut solo book.

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