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A Little Introduction
I am a real life Monk, affiliated to No Tribe, Religion or Society. My spiritual name is Dhamma Tapasa Viraja (Dhamma Hermit Free From Dust) given to me when I was an ordained Buddhist monk in North Thailand. My birth name is Andrew Hallas but I’m affectionately know by friends as the Monk.
I am affiliated to No Monastery, No Religion, Tribe or Society, I do however wholeheartedly believe in the understanding of the three principles of a Mind, Consciousness and Thought, as being fundamental in the search for enlightenment.
My whole life has been in this pursuit and understanding of our human experience, I have now spent Thousands of Hours in Meditation and Mindfulness training from within monastery’s and meditation Centers across Europe and Asia, many intensive 3 month Vipassana rains Retreats and during my life as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. These Thousands of hours training in Meditation and Mindfulness have helped me gain great insight into my own mind and all our human consciousness, this has bought me a truly deep sense of peace and lasting tranquility for the first time in my life.
After returning to England from my monastery in Thailand I would spend many months as a monk with a rucksack walking through England, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and into Germany. I suffered along my journey mostly from the general harsh conditions of sleeping outside under a small tarpaulin and finding somewhere safe to sleep every night. I have gone from sleeping outside under the stars to vans and trucks. During the second wave of Covid19 I decided to make my way back to England where I now travel the canal network living on a narrowboat.
I am continuously traveling or wandering the world, teaching and helping others see through there problems, spending and dedicate every ounce of effort into the pursuit of deeper and deeper understanding, using Meditation, Mindfulness, loving kindness & Compassion to alI meet as my guide.
Meeting Marley Moo
Over the years my wanderings bought me an awesome companion, and mischievous stray dog, I affectionately named Marley Moo. I’ve officially adopted Marley so he can have a passport and travel with me.
Code Of Conduct
Just like any monk of any religion I still live by a code of conduct or moral principles called precepts. Each precept is simple in its clarity and we can all easily follow some if not most of them to improve our own lives. I’ve lived with most of these morals for the whole of my life, even as a child. My code of conduct, moral principles I live by:
No sexual misconduct
No Alcohol or Drugs
To eat only one meal a day
To practice non violence in every situation in life
To try to never ask for anything
To take only what is freely given
To give everything I can
I have found that working in robes, gardening, painting or farm harvest, just isn’t practical for me anymore, and as so can be found out of robes as much as I am in robes, I choose only to wear my robes in private, while meditating or when I’m teaching mindfulness and Meditation techniques, although sometimes just sometimes I’m seen out and about in robes
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kind and Warmest Regards
Dhamma Tāpasā* (Andrew Hallas)
*Dhamma Tāpasā is a fully trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. The creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Positive Mind Transformative Guide, Mindfulness Trainer, Published Author and the creator of The Revive & Thrive – A Positive Mind Training
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