Thanyapura Mind Centre


The Thanyapura Mind Centre offers teachings in meditation, yoga and related practices to all who seek greater meaning and fulfillment in their lives. The Mind Centre also brings there ancient contemplative practices together with rigorous modern scientific methods, including neuroscience and psychology.

The Thanyapura Mind Centre is at the forefront of the global movement seeking to bring the benefits of mental training into the modern mainstream. The Centre endeavours to make these mental training practices accessible to all, by offering a regular calendar of world-class meditation, psychology, yoga and related programs.

Programs at the Mind Centre are open to all and are delivered on a non-sectarian basis. The centre offers a year-round calendar of classes, retreats and conferences. These programs are customised for a wide variety of audiences, from beginners, experienced practitioners, individuals and families, to corporate groups and sports teams.

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    thanypamovieframeThanyapura Mind Centre offers leading-edge Sports Mindfulness training to complement athletes’ physical training. Extensive research has shown that the athletic mind accounts for up to 90 percent of what differentiates the average athlete from the standout performer.

    Thanyapura’s Sports Mindfulness programs directly address three critical areas, key yo the success of the athlete: focus, awareness and emotional intelligence. Athletes will have the opportunity to engage in processes specifically designed to systematically assess their mental and emotional fundamentals. More


    Executive leadership and staff development programs, tailored to the high-pressured corporate workplace, are designed to enhance focus, productivity and creativity, while helping to reduce and manage stress. Many of the world’s leading business executives and management leaders credit these techniques to enhance their performance in high-pressure roles while maintaining the mindfulness and balance conducive to a fulfilled life.


    The Thanyapura Mind Centre is dedicated to being a leader in bringing ancient contemplative practices together with rigorous modern scientific methods. In conjunction with this effort, the centre has partnered with several major universities and institutes in conducting research programs on location at Thanyapura, surrounded by the landscaped gardens of the estate and the lush rainforested mountains just a short walk away. Recent programs at the Mind Centre have been led by such internationally recognized teachers as:

    B. ALAN WALLACE – Thanyapura Mind Centre Chairman

    B. Alan Wallace is the Chairman of the Thanyapura Mind Centre in Phuket and the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies in the US. Inspired by a classic Tibetan Buddhist treatise on the nature and potentials of consciousness, he started his studies of Tibetan Buddhism, language, and culture in 1970 at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Over the course of the next 14 years, he continued his studies in various countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and the United States. From 1975 he lived as an ordained Buddhist monk for 12 years and served as a translator to H.H the Dalai Lama during his first teaching tour in the west.

    In 2003, he established the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, a non-profit organization dedicated to synthesizing scientific and contemplative inquiry into the nature and potential of the human consciousness. He has written, edited, translated and contributed to more than 30 books and publications on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture, and the interface between science and religion. More

    ANDREA CAPELLARI – Thanyapura Mind Trainer

    Andrea Capellari teaches meditation regularly to hundreds of students and also leads intensive meditation retreats, focusing specifically on the cultivation of Concentration and Meditative Insight. Having earned a Master certificate in NLP in 2002, he integrates these skills with the experience of advanced meditative systems, promoting the growth of awareness and perception, in their various applications in the fields of sensory cognition, introspection and development of emotional balance.

    His dedication to the rigorous exercise of cultivating deep concentration led him to undertake and complete a 2-year retreat in total isolation within the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountain range. Mr Capellari has devoted himself to the study of meditation practice and Buddhist theory since 1983 under the guidance of leading Tibetan masters. Since 1988 he has translated for many great lamas of the Tibetan tradition. Beginning in 2001, he has regularly served as interpreter for the Italian language for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visits to Italy and abroad; most recently in June 2012 in the United Kingdom.

    Since 2004, Mr Capellari has worked in the fields of corporate and athletic coaching, providing mind training to many top business executives and professional athletes. More


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  • Thanyapura Mind Centre Phuket Thailand
    Telephone +66 (0) 76 336 000