Gelek was born in Tibet and pursued education in India. After graduating from college, Gelek trained in various types of wellness therapies borrowing from both Eastern and Western practices. He studied and trained at Men-Tsee-Khang in Tibetan Sowa-Rigpa (meaning Healing Wisdom) for mild body therapies and since 2017 has been working with Six Senses Vana, an award winning, globally recognised wellness retreat in India. Besides body treatments, Gelek conducts meditation sessions, Buddhist philosophy talks and mindfulness practices. With a passion for learning ancient Buddhist wisdom, Gelek is currently pursuing a Nalanda Masters Course in Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology from Tibet House, Delhi.