#387 A Monk's Guide To Happiness, Fearless Living & Thriving in Hard Times with Gelong Thubten Image

#387 A Monk's Guide To Happiness, Fearless Living & Thriving in Hard Times with Gelong Thubten

26 September 2023 - 2 hours 8 mins
Podcast Series Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

What if the most courageous, compassionate thing you could do in life, was to learn how to be with yourself? It’s a powerful, perhaps surprising idea put forward by this week’s guest, the Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author Gelong Thubten. 

 

Thubten became a monk back in 1993 after suffering from severe physical and mental burnout whilst following his dream of becoming an actor in New York City.

 

His new book, A Handbook for Hard Times: A Monk’s Guide to Fearless Living, draws on what he’s learned over the past 30 years. Its premise is that we can embrace life’s difficulties as opportunities for personal transformation, using hard times to cultivate resilience, kindness, and h...

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