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*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. A Buddhist Life Coach, Mindfulness Trainer, Motivational Speaker and 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.

By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, all combined with 21st century scientifically proven techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills and True Wisdom.

Our entire collection of Blog Articles from A-Z

  • 1 Minute Breathing Meditation
    One of the simplest ways to unwind and relax and bring ourselves back to the present moment is by following the breath. And this simple 1 Minute Breathing Meditation can do just that
  • 10 reasons to love yourself 
    10 simple but beautiful reason to love yourself.
    Wow 100,000K views. Without your support and help this website would have bitten the dust a few years ago. How can I take it to the next step? I ask for my readerships wisdom to help me grow and fulfil my dreams of a kindness walk charity.
  • 108 Defilements or Poisons of the Mind
    In Buddhism there is said to be 108 Defilements or unwholesome qualities of mind. These are those undesirable states of mind
  • 15 Meditation Tips & Tricks to the Most Common Issues
    15 Amazing Meditation Tips and Tricks every meditator should know. Take your Meditation Practice from beginner to expert with these 15 Meditation Tips
  • 30 Ways To De-Stress
    30 Ways To De-Stress and unwind. Learn some inspiring new techniques to relax and unwind after a stressful day
  • A 5 Minute Meditation with Dhamma Tāpasā
    A simple yet beautiful 5 minute silent meditation with Dhamma Tāpasā. Dhamma chimes the gong slowly and mindfully 3 times to begin, use this time to get yourself comfortable in your chosen meditation position.
  • A Kindness Walk
    A Kindness Walk is all about going out into this world to do intentional Acts of Kindness.
  • A little Introduction
    A little Introduction to the author of 4enlightenment, the monk Dhamma Tapasa and his mishaps and adventures
  • A Massive THANKS for 500 Likes
    See what others are liking. From humble beginnings of just somewhere to post Dhamma Tāpasā’s Moral Stories teaching us about mindfulness, life lessons, and building character. This website has slowly grown. Thank you everyone! That has supported us so far, may the journey continue.
  • A Motivational Moral Short Story.
    A short motivational Moral story about Anger and it’s consequences not only to others but ourselves.
  • A Personal message for Kelsey in South Africa.
    Hello Kelsey I’m so sorry but the email address you sent with you message doesn’t work. I only wish to serve and help others like yourself, and would love to have a chance to reply to your email. It would a delight if you could get back in contact. MyContinue reading “A Personal message for Kelsey in South Africa.”
  • About 4enlightenment
    What is 4enlightenment about? You will never know one of our original weekly motivational Short Stories or inspirational quotes, unless you CLICK to find out! Maybe just maybe you may find something awesome today
  • Abraham Lincoln Quotes
    Quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln with his Words of wisdom in picture format and a biographical write up on this great man’s life.
  • Ajahn Brahm Quotes
    Meditation master Ajahn Brahms inspirational quotes and words of wisdom
  • Ajahn Brahm Quotes
    This is the second instalment of inspirational quotes and words of wisdom from the meditation master Ajahn Brahm.
  • Ajahn Chah Quotes
    Quotes from the Meditation Master Ajahn Chah with his fantastic of insight and wisdom
  • Albert Einstein Quotes
    Inspirational quotes from Scientific and philosophical genius Albert Einstein with a small biography of his remarkable life.
  • Anxiety and Modern Man
    A personal look at the effects of anxiety in modern man, help and guidance for coping with anxiety Ona day to day basis.
  • Beginners Meditation
    Beginners Basics of Meditation and Mindfulness. Clear instruction as to how and why we meditate. tips and Tricks to help you improve and gain confidence.
  • Benefits of Meditation
    The real benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice, through science based fact.
  • Body Scan Meditation
    This meditation is usually done lying down but if you find you keep falling asleep it can equally be done siting crossed legged on the floor
  • Captain of my Soul
    Invictus by William Ernest Henley. “I am the master of my fate, captain of my soul”
  • Change your mindset
    Change your mindset with this fixed mindset example
  • Childhood Traumas and Growing Up
    Childhood Traumas and Growing Up. Dhamma Tapasa hasn’t always been a monk and even still as a monk he finds himself getting into mischief and mishaps. Find out more by following his story.
  • Coronavirus from a Monks perspective
    Coronavirus from a Monks perspective. This is not a political stab at any establishment or government it just an honest reflection from a meditating monk.
  • Correct Posture in Meditation
    Correct Posture is essential in meditation, don’t damage your knees, hips, ankles or back, read this essential guide to getting it right first time.
  • Dalai Lama Quotes
    Quotes from the master of loving kindness and compassion The 14th Dalai Lama
  • Deepak Chopra Quotes
    Quotes and words of inspiration fro Deepak Chopra with a short biography of his life’s achievements.
  • Developing Optimism
    The importance of having Optimism in our lives is sometimes forgotten with the other amount distractions we have. Optimism can be learnt and we teach you how.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
    Words of wisdom, quotes and sayings with a personal Biography from this inspirational First Lady Of American History
  • Four Trees Video
    Four Trees Video. Narrated by Dhamma Tāpasā himself. “The Four Trees” is about learning to live life contently and more in the moment.
  • Getting Caught up in Fear, a personal story.
    Getting Caught up in Fear. Two personal stories of facing your fears by either becoming frozen within its grasp or dealing with and accepting them for what they are
  • Gratitude Meditation
    Finding things in your life to be grateful for may be a little tricky for some, this is where this wonderful little meditation come in. Gratitude Meditation guaranteed to make you feel good
  • How come we all suffer in some form or other in life? A former Buddhist monks explains.
    Does it feel like life can be a little too hard sometimes? Do you feel like you suffer unnecessarily? A former Buddhist monk helps you discover an ancient secret that’s backed by modern day scientific evidence.
  • How to catch a Baby Dragon
    A story of morality and mindfulness, never before published and lovingly created by wandering Monk Dhamma Tāpasā
  • How to deal with the wrongs of your past
    Dealing with our past, the oppressors and manipulators we have encountered but also for all the wrongs that we will of also done, is one of the bravest and most heroic things we can do as humans.
  • How to make Meditation a regular part of our daily lives
    If you have ever struggled making meditation a regular daily practice, try these helpful Tips and Tricks designed to make you succeed.
  • How to Practice Basic Meditation
    Learn the most Essential thing you NEED to Know in the understanding of Meditation?
  • How to Practice Vipasana Meditation 
    ‘Insight’ or ‘clearly seeing’ Vipasana meditation. A 2500 year old art form practiced and refined by Gotama Buddha as a way to enlightenment.
  • How To Truly Escape Society
    Does society seemed messed up? Political, corporate and financial systems letting you down? How to truly escape this mayhem of society, to live a calmer more peaceful life you so deserve.
  • India Special
    Indian special offer
  • Inspirational and Motivational Quotes
    Inspirational and Motivational Quotes to brighten your week.
  • Inspirational Quotes
    Inspirational quotes for mind body and soul
  • Inspirational Short Stories
    Optimistic, motivational or laugh out loud, these are a collection of stories attributed to Zen Buddhism, although the origin of many is Unkown
  • Inspirational Short Stories and An Autobiography Of Life
    This weeks Motivational Moral Short Story is a simple yet beautiful analogy on how we form our habits in our lives.
  • Inspirational Short Stories and The Meditating Security Guard
    This weeks inspirational and motivational Short story “The Meditating Security Guard” comes from the Buddhist Jataka tales
  • Inspirational Short Stories and The Six Worthy Ways
    Inspirational Moral Story “The Six Worthy Ways” comes from the Buddhist Jataka tales
  • Inspirational Short Stories and The Story Of Sonā Theri
    A beautiful olden tale from the time of the Buddha. The story of Sonā Theri
  • Inspirational Short Stories ‘It is in Your Hands’
    A quick short inspirational moral story on the power we hold within our own hands. All of us have a secret power only available to ourselves, learn to identify yours
  • Inspirational Short Stories ‘Letting Go’
    This weeks Moral Story is one of ‘ ‘Letting Go’ one of the simplest truths to learn but one of the hardest to master.
  • Inspirational Short Stories, The Archery Contest
    This weeks motivational and inspirational short story is The Archery Contest, attributed to Zen Buddhism it is a tale of mind over matter.
  • Inspirational Short Stories, The Wind and The Moon
    This Weeks Motivational short story entitled The Wind and The Moon, is about living in harmony with one another and respecting others opinions.
  • Is individualism a good or bad thing?
    Is individualism a good thing or bad idea? We learn our identities, what we like and dislike right! How can individualism be bad in the 21st century? Dhamma Tāpasā discusses his thoughts shared by many.
  • Kindness and Compassion
    What does kindness and compassion mean to you? A former Buddhist monk explores this fascinating topic and explains to you what kindness means to him.
  • Let’s Talk Meditation
    This is a realistic look at how to truly meditate and how we can really use meditation to improve all of our lives.
  • Living with Depression
    A personal journey learning to deal with depression, with mindfulness and meditations techniques taught for the relief of depression
  • Love Quotes
    As it’s Valentines week it seems fitting to dedicate this week to LOVE in all its shapes and sizes. Words of wisdom by Charles Dickens
  • Loving Kindness and Enlightenment
    Loving kindness and compassion are practiced throughout the Buddhist temples of Asia, not just as show for the tourists but as a way to inner enlightenment and contentment
  • Loving kindness Meditation
    Loving kindness and Valentines week. If you don’t have someone special in your life but want some love, loving or just to feel all snuggly then this is especially for YOU!
  • Loving kindness meditation or Metta Bhavana meditation
    Loving kindness meditation for beginners.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
    Inspirational quotes and Words of wisdom by Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mantra meditation
    A mantra meditation is the repetition or repeated use of a phrase, sentence or saying. In this example we will use the divine Om Mana Padma Um mantra
  • Meditation as a personal journey
    Meditation is a truly personal journey from how we discover meditation to the discoveries meditation brings, each has our own story, this is mine.
  • Meditation Masters Ajahn Chah
    Very rarely heard, but fascinating stories from the Buddhist monks who spent time studying under this great meditation master, Ajahn Chah
  • Meditation practice and thoughts on Anger and Hatred
    Anger and hatred are two powerful emotions, why do we get angry? Who anger harms, and how to get a hold of anger and hatred
  • Meditations to Help with Better Sleep. The Breath Dance
    The Breath Dance Meditation is very easy and simple to understand and forms part of our mini meditation series that has us exploring some old Buddhist secrets to help us all get some well deserved sleep and relaxation.
  • Metta Bhavana Meditation
    Metta Bhavana Meditation also known as Loving Kindness Meditation can, with practice, develop compassion and contentment for ourselves and others.
  • Mindfulness Sayings
    Our selection of quotes this week are all associated with Mindfulness sayings, or based around meditation in some way. Each quote has a Short except from a longer biography about the author. The larger biographical article can be found by following the links provided.
  • Mini Meditations
    Mini Meditations for instant gratification, stress relief and wellbeing.
  • Mini motivational stories
    Short mini stories to inspire and motivate, each with a moral if we only pay close enough attention. Attributed to Buddhism and the Jataka
  • Monthly Quotes Video Collection
    A selection of our most liked Instagram quotes of the month collected together and presented in video format for you easy enjoyment
  • Mother Teresa Quotes
    Mother Teresa really was a remarkable lady, able to speak 5 languages fluently but it is the language of LOVE and human compassion she spoke with most passion and clarity.
  • Motivational and Inspirational Short Stories
    Motivational and Inspirational Short Stories. 8 Spiritual Short Stories with morals to inspire and motivate us through our day
  • Motivational Mini Stories
    Optimistic, motivational or laugh out loud, these are a collection of stories attributed to Zen Buddhism, although the origin of many is Unkown.
  • Motivational Moral Story “The Grandfather and Grandson”
    Motivation short story The Grandfather & Grandson In a small field a boy and his grandfather are digging the soil. They are turning it over, smashing the lumps, preparing it for the years sowing. It’s hard work but necessary for the bountiful harvest they will receive from all their efforts.Continue reading “Motivational Moral Story “The Grandfather and Grandson””
  • Motivational Quotes
    Motivational quotes to inspire you for the week ahead
  • Motivational Stories
    Motivational Stories of positivity, inspiration and moral principles.
  • Motivational Video Quotes
    Video quotes to inspire your day. A collection of our original content created on our Instagram channel. Words of wisdom, motivational, inspirational and life quotes
  • Nelson Mandela Quotes
    A unique look into Nelson Mandela life story, including words of wisdom and picture quotations from this truly great man of our modern history.
  • Optimistic vs Pessimistic 
    Optimistic vs pessimistic ? Are you an optimist or pessimist ? Is optimism generic or learned ? Time to find out.
  • 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. I have a vision I am a trained former BuddhistContinue reading “Over 1/4 million unique monthly views”
  • 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 knowContinue reading “Personal Meditation”
  • Positive Distractions
    What are Positive Distractions and what are there benefits?
  • Positive Quotes
    Positive Quotes to inspire and motivate your day.
  • Quotes of Wisdom
    Quotes for wisdom in today’s busy world
  • Quotes of Wisdom
    Motivational Monday’s, quotes of Wisdom
  • Quotes of Wisdom
    Words of wisdom by Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Buddhist monk of extraordinary quality’s
  • Quotes of Wisdom
    Selection of quotes and words of wisdom with full write up for each quote.
  • Resistance to change
    Resistance to life’s changeable circumstances is inevitable, yet causing our greatest sufferings of mind. Intelligence is held in to high a regard, let it go and relax!
  • Samadhi Meditation
    Samadhi Meditation is known as Oneness with the meditation object. It is one of the easiest meditations to grasp.
  • Short Motivational Mini Stories
    A short collection of mini stories to inspire and uplift, attributed to Zen Buddhism each contains a hidden message or moral principle
  • Sitting Meditation
    Everything you need to know about Sitting Meditation, Posture and Position, the object of one pointed focus, and some helpful tips
  • Spiritual Monk Quotes
    In Spiritual Monk Quotes you will find words of enlightenment and mindfulness sayings from five of the most famous spiritual Monks of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Spiritual Quotes
    Spiritual quotes to help you unwind in this busy world
  • Spiritual teachers of our time
    Finding a spiritual teacher you trust and admire can be hard, so we put together a short list of respectable Gurus and spiritual Teachers alive today.
  • Standing Meditation
    What is Standing Meditation? Standing Meditation is exactly as it sounds, we stand and meditate, the most important factor with Standing Meditation is to keep your eyes open. Shutting our eyes causes us to loose our balance and fall. With our eyes open we have an opportunity to focus ourContinue reading “Standing Meditation”
  • Strategies For Success & Change
    Making change can be difficult but if your like me then this will help you greatly. I learnt some of my limiting beliefs systems holding me back, maybe you can too.
  • The 20 Second Meditation
    The 20 Second Meditation changes your negativity into positive thought patterns in just 20 seconds. Scientifically based and proven to work.
  • The 21 Proven Ways to Beat Anxiety
    The 21 Proven Ways to Beat Anxiety learn these techniques guaranteed to help relieve anxiety, join a helpful community of compassion