How can we get through hard times?
We all have times when life feels like an uphill struggle, leading to unhappiness and stress. Maybe we're feeling sad or anxious - or dealing with something big like a bereavement. In these difficult moments we often need help to manage our thoughts and feelings.
At this special event, bestselling author, meditation teacher and monk Gelong Thubten will teach us how to cultivate resilience through reframing our difficulties as opportunities for transformation. He'll explain how mindfulness practices can help us access deep reserves of inner strength as we learn how to 'lean into' our suffering.
Thubten will also share his own personal journey from crippling anxiety and depression towards inner peace and positivity. By finding meaning in our pain and discomfort, we all have the potential to transform our ingrained patterns of fear and resistance.
You'll learn practical ideas to develop a 'fearless' outlook on life leading to lasting, unshakeable happiness and a greater sense of inner contentment.
"No one is more brilliant at bringing you out of the dark and into the light" - Ruby Wax
This conversation with Dr Mark Williamson was recorded at a live Action for Happiness 5th of October 2023.
About the speaker
Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He ordained as a monk 26 years ago and has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats. He is now one of the UK's most influential meditation teachers, with pioneering work in providing non-religious mindfulness programmes to businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major global companies and has lectured at universities and the United Nations. Thubten teaches mindfulness to medical students and he also trained Benedict Cumberbatch in meditation during the filming of Marvel's Dr. Strange. Thubten contributed to Ruby Wax's book, How To Be Human. His own book A Monk's Guide To Happiness was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller with editions in 10 countries. Thubten's work has been featured in The Times and Guardian newspapers and on BBC, Sky and ITV. His new book is Handbook for Hard Times: A monk's guide to fearless living.
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