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Gelong Thubten

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Gelong Thubten has been a monk since 1993, and for many years served as Akong Tulku Rinpoche's secretary and assistant. Thubten also gives courses at Samye Ling and the Samye Dzong centres.

In his early years as a monk he completed 200 pairs of the Nyung Ney fasting practice in retreat, and more recently he completed a four year retreat and a one year retreat at Samye Ling's long term retreat centre on Arran.

His work also involves teaching meditation in organisations such as companies, hospitals, schools, prisons and the social services.

Thubten is director of Kagyu Samye Dzong Scarborough and a trustee of ROKPA Switzerland.