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A Monk's Guide to Happiness

A Monk's Guide to Happiness

Meditation in the 21st Century

Gelong Thubten; read by the author

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 08/11/2020

ISBN: 9781250621535


This program includes meditation exercises at the end of each chapter. These exercises are collected in full at the end of the program, where they are paced so that listeners can follow along with a guided meditation.

*Read by the author*

A Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Modern Day

In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting the next promotion, or building a perfect family.

In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten shares a practical and sustainable approach to happiness. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness.

A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explores the nature of happiness and helps bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. The audiobook can show you how to:

- Learn practical methods to help you choose happiness
- Develop greater compassion for yourself and others
- Learn to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day
- Discover that you are naturally ‘hard-wired’ for happiness

Listening A Monk’s Guide to Happiness could revolutionize your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and help you create a life of true happiness and contentment.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Essentials


What Is Happiness?

In June 2009 I emerged from a meditation retreat that had lasted four years. It was an intensive program alongside twenty other monks, in a remote old farmhouse on the Isle of Arran in...

Gelong Thubten; read by the author

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author. He was educated at Oxford University, and became an actor in London and New York. At the age of 21 he suffered from severe burnout and a life-threatening heart problem. This dramatic wake-up call led him to join Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland, where he was ordained as a monk. The term Gelong means 'senior monk.' Thubten's training over the past 25 years has included spending over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which lasted four years, and he has studied under some of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters.

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