Dhamma Tapasa

I Help Empower People With a Lifetime Of Positivity…

…Changing The Way You Experience The World…

Hi I’m Dhamma Tāpasā (Andrew Hallas)

I’m a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. A Buddhist Life Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

My Life Hasn’t Always Been This Awesome

By using my unique approach of storytelling, mixed with ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, and combined with 21st century scientifically proven techniques, I’m able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills and True Wisdom.

This Is My Story

I’ve had my fair share of struggles myself (more on that below) and life, at times, has been pretty tough.

Because I’ve experienced emotional pain, and also how amazing life can be when you have mental and emotional freedom, helping others became my passion.

My Life in a nutshell

I’ve spent 30 years of my life travelling the world living a life extra ordinary. Without knowing, I was actually running away from my problems. Until a Fatal Incident (I thought I’d taken my last breath when almost drowning in a surfing accident) This shook me to my very core and afterwards a deep depression set in. However my life changed after a chance meeting with Thich Nhat Hanh my life changed Dramatically.

After this incident I then spent the Next 16 Years I learning and then Mastered the valuable Positive Life skills to live a fulfilling and successful life. I spent 8 of those years exploring the world and seeking out masters to learn form (Thich Nhat Hanh, Sadguru, and Mata Amritanandamayi Amma) I spent 4 of those years as a Buddhist Monk in deep meditation and contemplation. I’ve faced my childhood issues and conquered them for good, I overcame my negative tendencies and I developed the skills that took me from a Homeless Monk to now regularly earning 5 figures a month in a Business I love.

I Discovered a Secret

I now Coach people from all walks of life with the exact same Secret I discovered myself, along with the skills that I was taught from my time as a Buddhist monk and the subsequent trainings I’ve since had in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and the 3 Principles training, gives me a Complete Understanding of how our minds truly work. 

Now it’s time to help even more people survive and thrive in the ever changing world we face today. By using the same Secret I Discovered from many years of perseverance and determination so YOU too can master the skills necessary to live a more fulfilling and Positive Lifestyle.

So How Did I Discover This Secret?

Ever since I was a child I had struggled with the understanding of my mind and it’s emotions. I felt like this was only happening to me and as a consequence I always felt left on the sidelines. And after a Life Changing surfing accident that left me in a deep depression I felt even more lost and confused. I Now know this is all an illusion of my own making, however I also Know I’m not the only one that experiences these feelings? I felt lost, confused, lonely and wondered what and where my place in life actually lay.

For years I was stuck in this way of thinking, until…

…I meet the most unbelievably and humble Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh

It all began after walking the Camino de Santiago, a 1000 year old pilgrim route across the entire north of Spain. It was after spending 40 days and 40 nights walking 1027km from sun up to sun down that I really discovered my own mind. On my way home I decided to go to Plum Village Monastery, the home of Thich Nhat Hanh. I spent 3 months learning the beginnings of meditation and mindfulness from the brothers and sisters of this wonderfully spiritual place.

It was a cold period during my stay and snow had fallen all around. Thay, as he was affectionately known, had taught us bare foot walking meditation in the snow. And as each practiced on their own I found myself walking through a small part of the forest near where Thay’s small hermitage was, without warning and rather suddenly, as I rounded a corner there the great man strode gracefully bare foot in the snow towards me.

I instantly bowed with great respect to this master, and he gestured me to sit next to him on a fallen tree. I would like to say I stayed calm and present in the moment, but instantly I was so nervous and extremely excited at the same time, an emotional mix filled my mind.


As I sat next to this great man my worries and excitement ceased and a great calm and love filled my heart as if I had returned to the warm embrace of my mum as a child. Thay spoke to me in a slow and soft voice but spoke volumes as loud as any crashing ocean. He gave me three simple lessons that have stayed with me my entire life, he also gave me a purpose to go out and experience what he had just said for my own truth.

These three lessons were so powerful that I knew instantly what and where my entire life needed to go. Thich Nhat Hanh gave me purpose and hope and a new awakening I’d never felt or experienced before. It was as if a seed was planted in my mind, watered, grew and flowered all in one instant.

For the next 8 years I traveled Europe and Asia practicing what I’d been taught. From meditation centres in Sri Lanka, Ashrams in India and Monasteries in Malaysia I diligently learnt to master the ancient art of meditation and mindfulness. Finally I myself became an ordained monk in the jungles of North Thailand in the district of Chang Ria close the the Myanmar and Laos boarder.

I become known as Dhamma Tāpasā and have kept this name ever since.

Every lesson I learnt from being a monk easily transferred through to my real life.

I now feel happier than I had for many many years, but there was still much work to do. Upon returning to the United Kingdom I found the normal 21st century career to be less than satisfactory, all I knew, I wanted to serve and help others but didn’t really know how to go about sharing this knowledge.

Dhamma Tapasa as a buddhist monk in thailand
Dhamma Tapasa in Thailand

Over the next 4 years I practiced diligently and gained greater and greater insights into my mind. I gave up on the idea of the 21st century career and went on a journey across Europe, with the soul intention of finding secluded locations to meditate freely to my hearts content.

My calling as a Life Changing Positive coach came by accident, while around a large campfire on a beach in Portugal. When asked to contribute to the circle with a song, poem or magic trick, I created The Four Trees, a story of living Positively & contently. Many questions we asked and my very first Coaching Session was born. I Loved helping others and knew it was time to return to the humdrum of the world and start teaching others what I had discovered for myself.

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I Help Empower YOU With A Lifetime of Positivity…

…Changing The Way You Experience The World

Do You Feel YOU Deserve More Out Of Life?

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Dhamma Tapasa (Andrew Hallas)

Last updated 8th May 2022