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Gelong Thubten, Radio Interview

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BBC Radio Interview with Gelong Thubten

​Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk of the Kagyu Tibetan Tradition. He is from Samye Ling in Scotland, the first and largest Tibetan Monastery in the West. He specialises in teaching mindfulness and meditation in the corporate world, using a non-religious approach, as well as in hospitals, schools, prisons and addiction rehab centres. He has spent more than five years in strict meditation retreats to further his training and he teaches internationally. He has worked with the NHS, Morrisons, Google, McCain, legal and financial institutions and several other major corporations. Thubten is director of Kagyu Samye Dzong Cardiff, Kagyu Samye Dzong Scarborough and a trustee of ROKPA Switzerland.

Once the preserve of Buddhist monks and hippies on retreats, mindfulness seems to have gone mainstream these days. Gillian Russell asks what it can actually do for us? Buddhist monk, Gelong Thubten from the Samye Ling community explains how useful mindfulness can be to relax both body and mind... and how, like physical fitness, we should try to incorporate it into our daily lives.

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