I am a real life Wandering nomad, continuously searching for spiritual enlightenment. I am affiliated to No Tribe, Religion or Society. I do however wholeheartedly believe in the Buddha’s teachings of kindness and compassion as fundamental in that search. 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.
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 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.
Along with my adopted mischievous dog, Marley Moo, we wander the European countryside in a continuous search for those peaceful enchanting spots to meditate, contemplate and write down our original modern day moral stories from the real life experiences we have encounter or from ideas that spring from the imagination of a mind free from dust.
My abbot had predicted it would be in my 6th year wandering the countryside as a reclusive nomad everything i had learnt would come to fruition, Thích Nhat Hanh personally told me to stay true to my path for it leads to realisation, and exactly as predicted, in my 6th year wandering the European countryside, somewhere on the west coast of portugal meditating under a full moon, everything of life’s mysteries revealed themselves, i could truly understand and see from my past experiences and actions I had always been leading to this exact beach under this exact sky at this exact moment, it was as if I just rubbed the sleep out of my eyes. From this moment and the first time in my life I now have a relationship with my father and all childhood traumas cease to be of an issue, I simple let go. A truly freeing experience.
I am continuously traveling and am still wandering around Portugal. I spend and dedicate every ounce of effort into the pursuit of full enlightenment, using the Buddha’s teachings of Meditation, Mindfulness, loving kindness & compassion as my guide.
If you would like to support myself and Marley Moo with a small donation of any kind then we have a PayPal code you can use.
Any donation no matter how large or small. As well as receiving 10 of our Original Moral stories in PDF format direct to your inbox but you will also have the chance, just for the month of MAY 2021, to have your name used as the main hero in one of our upcoming stories.
You will not only be supporting a real life spiritual teacher but also the upkeep and running costs of this website and both myself and Marley Moo thank you