Early at the Library: Meditation, Music and Buddhism

A photograph of Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten, smiling straight at the camera

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A chance to experience the British Library and the Buddhism exhibition in the peace of the early morning. The event begins with a meditation session hosted by monk Gelong Thubten and continues with the chanting of Vessantara Jataka by nine monks from Buddhapadipa temple London.

07.30 doors open
07.45 meditation session with Gelong Thubten
08.05 chanting of Vessantara Jakata

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk who teaches meditation and specialises in providing non-religious mindfulness workshops and training programmes for businesses and organisations. Thubten has been a monk since 1993 at Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, has trained under some of the world's most accomplished teachers and spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats. He regarded today as one of the UK’s most influential mindfulness teachers, with over 20 years’ experience working with schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, prisons and addiction centres, as well as major corporations such as Google and organisations including the United Nations. He was even the meditation consultant for the Marvel film Dr Strange. Thubten collaborated with Ruby Wax and Ash Ranpura on the book How To Be Human: the Manual and the live tour that has followed, and his own bestselling book, A Monk’s Guide to Happiness, was published in June 2019. 

Image: Gelong Thubten


Name: Early at the Library: Meditation, Music and Buddhism
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £16.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Disabled: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Senior (60+): £14.00
Young Person (18-25): £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546