Over 1/4 million unique monthly views

Wow thank you!

Thank you to all our Pinterest followers this is the first time reaching the 1/4 of a million mark in unique monthly views. We have come close a few times and I am overjoyed with the progress.

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I have a vision

I am a trained former Buddhist monk who has escaped the sufferings of his mind. And I now have a vision

This is a vision it is not a mere dream, and someone with a vision doesn’t stop because of a little rejection, a NO to someone with a vision, just means I need to try a different approach.

My vision is to take kindness and compassion and make it viral. I want to show everyone that this kindness and compassion is our own very true nature. How the process we call life is so perfectly in balance, so beautifully natural and kindness and compassion are at the very heart of our life. It is only our own intellect that gets in the way and stopping us from achieving our greatest desires.

Stay with me!

You are not suffering from this wonderful thing we call Life, you are in perfect harmony with this force. Your body is of this natural process consuming foods that come from this miracle we call life, we then fertilise the earth, our lungs breath out the very substance trees need to survive and in return we thrive from what they breath out. Our whole life is in this perfect symbiotic relationship with life.

What you suffer from in life is your intellect, you suffer from memories and imaginations, memories from a moment, to 5 or 10 years ago and from your imagination of how it can or should be for you.

So who am I

The name given to me upon ordination as a Buddhist monk is Dhamma Tāpasā Viraja meaning hermit monk free from dust. Well this hermit is now ready to come out into the world and teach.

Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational life purpose coach and teacher of mindfulness and meditation techniques through the art of his original moral storytelling. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness and the everyday problems we face.

Over the course of the next few weeks and months things are going to change on this website. My vision is starting to take shape outside of my mind, and to achieve the impact the world needs I need funding of a monetary kind. Behind the scenes plans are being put into action to make this a reality. This hermit monk is ready to teach a wider audience using his inspiring life story as an example for all who wish too follow.

Join in the progress

If you have goals, dreams and ambitions in life then why not take this opportunity and follow this website, watch how a simple former Buddhist monk uses his knowledge and understanding of the human consciousness to grow and expand into an internationally recognised charity promoting kindness and compassion around the world. Learn the simple techniques needed to thrive and flourish in this world. Learn first hand what it takes to achieve such a vision, and discover your own personal limiting beliefs that may be stopping you from achieving the same.

No matter your educational background, the country your were born in or the political views you hold, no one is excluded, we are all part of the same family, the family of humankind. Now it’s about time we all start to live up to this noble title we have given ourselves and truly become humanKIND.

Can you help?

The best kindness shown is one of sharing. Sharing on social media can have an amazing influence, and help me find the right people I need for the help I require.

You could also share in my progress by filling in your email address below, that way your never miss an article published on this website, but it also gives you insider information as to how we are progressing. Every fortnight we publish a newsletter packed with tips & tricks to help you stay motivated and inspire you to also fulfil your own dreams and goals. A regular update as to how we are progressing and your chance to pose your own questions to Dhamma Tāpasā personally.

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Maybe you have some skills I’m looking for. I am a former Buddhist monk and I understand the greatest computer in the world, our mind. However these plastic ones still allude me sometimes. Maybe you could offer your services to me and become involved in something that is truly purposeful.

If your a company looking to enhance your work place atmosphere and customer relations then get your team involved in this noble cause, offer your in house services, web creation, marketing, sales or customer relations management. All these skills a humble former monk struggles with. Getting your staff involved with such a good cause automatically boosts productivity and positivity throughout the lives of your staff. Kindness once shared grows and speeds faster than any virus. Let’s make Kindness go Viral.

At this precise moment I am trying to raise some much needed funds to transfer this website over to an all in one integrated platform allowing me to give on-line courses, podcasts and to create a positive and inspirational online group where together we motivate each other to greater and greater heights. We are currently looking for $99 USA dollars for this transfer. If this is something you would like to help with then Dhamma Tāpasā has a PayPal link you can use below.

Update: $30 was just donated so we are now only needing $70

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Simply sharing and passing this information on is one of the kindest things you can do, maybe you can’t help us at the moment but someone you know might. Share with your friends. And be part of this kindness revolution.

Anyone who so kindly donates will receive a copy of all the original moral stories found on this website, direct to your inbox.

Kind regards and much happiness to you over the coming week.

Dhamma Tāpasā*

*Dhamma Tāpasā has lived without an monetary income for over 4 years, everything is given to him freely, usually for help given. I am not interested in money for myself, I have no desires left only to help and serve others, I desire no fast cars, no fancy houses or expensive clothes. I only wish to serve others and have a vision as how I can achieve this.

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Personal Meditation

A personal Meditation Journey

My personal journey in the search for enlightenment is one of roads less travelled, the path has had its fair share of wondrous surprises some associated with good others associated with bad, but in the end all are just the experience and even that I know I am not.

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Roads less travelled

Over the last couple of months, Marley Moo (my little street dog) and me have for the first time in a long while had commitments to fulfil, the first was a family re-union held in Spain for my mothers birthday and the second was to house sit 8 dogs and 11 cats allowing a friend to travel back to England for his daughters wedding. Living with limited means such as money finding my way travelling 1,000km to meet with my family has taken 5 wonderful weeks of adventure, solitude and some incredible meditation spots, it has come with it’s fair share of surprises some associated with good some not so, but each is just an experience lived through my eyes, and as my meditation has taught me I am defiantly not the experience. 

 Over the course of 5 weeks my meditation had been gathering momentum allowing me to clearly see and truly understand the clear separation from each emotional state we find our minds floating between. If frustration was to take hold it seemed laughable to become all consumed with an experience I am clearly not. Just having. And as instantly with the spontaneity of a new born star or the very start of the thought itself it vanishes it is let go of.  

My life just as anyone else’s life will naturally experience these emotional ups and downs, these roller coaster of events, moments of doubt, Anger, happiness, elation, Anxiety, Depression, loneliness or frustration, any of these emotional responses are just lurking there ready to consume our mind, no one is infallible or immune, but logically can we say that we are anger or happiness, isn’t it a more logical response to realise I am experiencing a moment of happiness, to experience a moment of anger but never lay claim to that which we experience.

Myself and Marley Moo have found our way back the 1000km to Portugal and spent a further two weeks looking after eight dogs and eleven cats. A rather more difficult task than I had first imagined. The first feeding time with the dogs was like a rugby scrum, the cats though were a little more dignified in their approached. Spending quality time with each animal everyday has been a wonderful experience, however along with the 2,000km distance travelling and pet sitting my time has been limited and I would like to apologise if there is anyone reading this who takes a regular interest in my journey for not bringing regular updates over the last two months.

I live with limited resources and funds, myself and Marley Moo rely completely on the universe, we are on a spiritual path of ones less travelled, everyday has become our gift and every moment more alive because of it, the more we let go the more freeing and freedom it brings. I choose this life because I wish to seek enlightenment, I have given up the trappings of modern society and choose to wander.

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Marley my adopted street dog

Marley Moo my adopted street dog found me one day whilst meditating and has followed me ever since, together we have found our way to Portugal and continue to seek enlightenment together. It would be my pleasure if you could join us on our path, follow me or even support me, I am always open to questions, criticism or advice.

Kind regards 

Dhamma Tapasa

Positive Quotes

Positive Quotes

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Martha Beck Positive quote

Martha Beck 1962 – present

Is an American best selling author, life coach and professional speaker, she is a regular contributor to Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O”. Martha found recognition and national attention after writing her best selling “Leaving the Saints” in which she recounts her experience of surviving sexual abuse.

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Khalil Gibran positive quote

Khalil Gibran 1883 – 1931

A Lebanese-American writer and poet writing in both English and Arabic. He is considered in the Arabic world as a political rebel. He is most famed for his work “The Prophet” an inspirational tale of fiction, but within it pages contained a series of philosophical essays that gained Gibran a following. A surge in sales in the 1960’s sees him as the 3rd best selling poet of all time.

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 – 1832

Was a German writer, scientist, botanist and statesman. He was a prolific writer and artist producing over 13,000 different works ranging from poetry to novels to paintings and drawings. He was already a celebrated literary by the age of 25. Considered one of Germany’s greatest Literary artists.

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Shiv Khera positive quote

Shiv Khera

Is an Indian professional speaker, author and activist. He is a passionate advocator against the Indian caste-based system founding the charity Country First Foundation. A self help author mostly known in India for his works on obtaining success.

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Lyndon B Johnson positive quote

Lyndon B Johnson 1908 – 1973

American politician serving as the 36th president of the United States America, succeeding John F Kennedy after his assassination. He started life as a school teacher before politics took over as his main career. Johnson is remembered fondly for the many laws and policies affecting civil rights, wilderness protection and social security.

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Carly Fiorina positive quote

Carly Fiorina 1954 – present

Carly is an American business women and political figure, she became the first woman to run a Top 20 company, as ranked by Forbes magazine, as chief executive officer for Hewlett-Packard.

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Dalai Lama positive quote

Dalai Lama 1935 – present

The 14th Dalai Lama, born as Tenzin Gyatso is the current spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin was born in the small village of Taktser in Tibet, selected from a young age as being the possible reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.

He was 15 years old when he partly took over the political duties of Tibet. During the 1950’s China progressively and violently claimed Tibet as a state of the Chinese and denounced the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader and all who followed him. The uprising that came and the cultural cleansing preformed by the communist Chinese is one of recent history’s most tragic stories. China was swift and brutal, burning all cultural as religious artefacts, destroying temples and performing horrific acts upon monks and nuns, while the civilised world just watched. The Dalia Lama fled with his life along with a few number of government officials to India in 1959.

Dharamshala has now become residence to the refugees of Tibet and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It is also the capital for the central Tibetan administration (Tibet’s government in exile) from hear the Dalai Lama gives talks and meets and greets thousands upon thousands of tourists and well wishers who have travelled vast distances just to glimpse this truly enlightened man. A true loving example of peace

10 reasons to love yourself 

10 reason to love yourself 

1 Your smile is what makes life so beautiful

When you smile you bring with it a multitude of effects, not just beneficial for yourself, but everyone that comes into contact with a smile is softened instantly. Far better than a common hand shake a smile says far more when we meet someone. Your smile is so yours and yours alone. There isn’t anyone else that does it your way, from the way your skin is formed to the size of your lips, there isn’t two smiles the same. Own your smile it not only makes you more beautiful, it makes life more beautiful too.

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Rainbows and Star Dust

2 Your made of the same stuff as star dust and rainbows 

The scientific community have unquestionably found that we are made up of the same base matter as that of star dust and rainbows. In fact every living and non living entity in our entire known universe is made up of this very same stuff, you are as equally unique as a shooting star or a passing rainbow. The beauty in every stone, tree, waterfall or landscape is inside you. From the rain drop on the mushroom to storm clouds that made it, you are that very same beauty.

3 Your laugh gives people happiness

Your laugh comes from within, a beautifully orchestrated melody of sound that fills people with happiness. No one can produce your laugh, it has been in evolution since your birth, your richness of tones, your accent and language all play a role in shaping your laughter but it is YOU who put the finally spin on it shaping it into you very own, there isn’t two people in the entire universe with the same laugh, which makes yours truly uniquely special. Don’t forget to share.

4 Your beautiful from the inside out

There is no one as beautiful as you, no matter your shape or size, inner beauty your always outshines, leaving people with a great satisfaction after meeting you. With your smile and laughter you have the power to heals wounds, the qualities you already posses inside yourself can far exceeded that of materialistic possessions, an ever lasting contentment of peace and tranquility, the key is yours and yours alone. 

5 Your big heartedness 

Your loving compassion and openness, willingness and patience make your heart filled with love. A heart that doesn’t just merely beat around 115,000 times a day, it isn’t just an organ to send oxygenated blood around your system, it is so so much more. With the capacity to envelope the entire universe with unconditional love and compassion, you have with in your heart all that is good, a heart can feel love and feel pain, but a heart also has the capacity to overcome pain and transform love into unconditional ever lasting peace and tranquility.

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The sunshine in your eyes

6 The sunshine in your eyes 

Your eyes have taken 550million years to evolve and that’s still an ongoing process, after your conception your eyes are already starting to form at two weeks, and once grown they stay the same size from birth to death, unlike your ears or nose. Like an iceberg only 1/6 of your eyes are visible and there are over two million working parts. You eyes have more unique characteristics than a finger print counting 256 compared to 40 for a finger print. Your eyes are the second most complex organ in the body after your brain and 80% of our memories come from our eyes. They are so unique to you they sparkle from your very soul.

7 The way you express love 

Love comes in many shapes and forms, your love is true, it’s pure an unconditional love that has the power to change the power to heal. Your love is all conquering and all encompassing, no one loves like you. Poets have written sonnets about this very love and never touch the ever lasting feeling your love brings. Your love is so bountiful and never ending, eternal, it can never be taken away from you, it is always yours to give.

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Reflection on water

8 Your beautiful reflection in the water

You are so beautiful and perfect in every way, your still reflection is a perfect example. No matter your shape or size you really are completely and utterly perfectly you. No one could come close to your perfection, those little lumps and bumps you feel ashamed are yours and your uniqueness alone. No one comes close to being you, own it and walk with pride, you are truly uniquely beautiful.

9 When you speak angles dance in the twilight

The sound of your voice belongs to you, completely unique to you. When you sing angels really do know it’s you. Your shape and size all play an important role in your sound as well as the size of your vocal tract. Each an every factor from the location of your birth to environment you were bought up, have all shaped the way your voice sounds. A completely unique and special gift of yours.

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Angels dancing in twilight

10 Your completely and utterly unique 

From your smile which can only be yours to the laughter and love that makes the world a better place, the way you listen with your enormous heart containing unravelled unconditional love, your voice is perfectly in balance with the beauty of your body and the beauty from within. You really are as truly remarkable as a shooting stars and rainbows. You are and always will be Lovely. There is only one you, one complete unique you, treasure yourself for there is only one.

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10 reasons to love yourself

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Quotes of Wisdom

Quotes of Wisdom

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Thich Nhat Hanh quote

“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way”

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-present

A Vietnamese zen Buddhist monk and peace activist, nominated for the Nobel Peace prize by Martin Luther king jr. in 1967. Thay as he is affectionately known was refused entry into his native Vietnam also in 1967 and moved to France where he set up his plum village monastery, now home to over 150 monks and nuns. His numerous literary works include ‘peace in every step’ ‘the miracle of mindfulness’ and ‘old path white clouds’.

A truly extraordinary man who I personally had thought privilege to meet while at his plum village monastery, to sit in his presents was so calming, you didn’t feel nervous just completely loved. Thay has in recent times suffered from illness and has now been given permission I reside in his beloved Vietnam for his final days.

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Optimistic quote Albert Einstein

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

Albert Einstein 1879-1955

German born theoretical physicist who developed amongst many others the theory of relativity. He is most loved by the public for the equation E=mc2, winner of the 1921 Nobel prize for his services to theoretical physics and the discovery of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal role in the development of quantum theory.

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Optimistic quote Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love there is life”

Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

Leader of the Indian independence movement against the British rule of the time. Most memorable for his non violence approach, leading his fellow countrymen on a 400km march to the salt pans of Dandi in protest of the British imposed salt tax. Living modestly Gandhi wore the traditional Indian dhoti which he hand spun on his charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food and undertook long fasts as a means of both self purification and political protest. October 2nd is Gandhi’s birthday and worldwide has become the international day of non violence, in India it is also a national holiday. A truly remarkable man.

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Positive quote Buddha

“Peace comes from within, do not seek it without”

Gautama Buddha lived 2562 years ago as a monk and teacher of which Buddhism was founded. Born a prince of the Shakya clan in northern India, now Nepal. Dissatisfied with his life and that of the human condition he left the royal palace in search of truth. After many years practicing Medici W yoga and other meditation techniques of the time, Sitting ina Medici was state for prolonged periods of time Gautama discovered his middle way or the noble eightfold path as the way to enlightenment. For the remaining 45 years of his life the Buddha taught this path, established the Sangha and monastery’s through out his travels leaving behind a legacy that has endured millennium.

Optimistic quote Horace

“Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow”

Horace