Amarantho had a traditional Buddhist monastic training and lived at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England for ten years, where he ran innovative residential retreats for families, adults and young people. He then spent five years as a “freelance monk” running workshops, retreats and giving talks around the world impacting 1000’s of people’s lives. He disrobed in 2015, with over 20 years of meditation experience.
He is a expert in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and has developed creative ways to explore this. He brings extensive experience of breathwork, psychotherapy, trauma release, non-violent communication and the understanding of how birth impacts to personal development. He combine these modalities help people progress in their mindfulness practise helping them to understand the value of an awareness practise that is based on freedom.
He has always been committed to bring mindfulness to wider society and has applied this with All Faiths and None (AFAN), a charity which trains teachers to facilitate dialogue about the big questions in life. He is a natural leader and troubleshooter.
As a young adult he was technical support manager of computer company and then went onto study computing and artificial intelligence. He then travelled around the world as an “explorer” and where he first encountered mindfulness retreats.
He founded a business called Mindfulness out of the box, to bring mindfulness to anybody that sincerely wants to change their lives and thus change the values of society. Amaranatho has always been out of the box.