After spending 9 month to a year as nun and monk in a buddhist monastery, Anja and Christian decided to build a place in rural Thailand, which raises awareness of the devastating deforestation of the local rainforest and share the experiences, skills and insights they had during their spiritual journey as nun and monk.
Since the founding of the Mindfulness Project near Khon Kaen, over 4000 volunteers from around the globe have come to the Project. In the daily talking circles they shared their live stories, struggles and successes, fostering community, reflecting on judgment and experiencing spiritual practice.
The Mindfulness Project was created to raise awareness of each persons candle and provide a supporting community to carry this candle to their homes.
The core of the Mindfulness Project is to create a sustainable, healthy and ethically conscious community. We believe this initiative can spark a flame of change in the minds and hearts of everyone, beyond cultural, religious, social and geographic boundaries, resulting in a new global consciousness. The foundation of our project is to bring people together in a symbiotic community that incorporates science into alternative living. Permaculture is our compass and following its principals allows us to produce more energy than we consume and to revitalize soil, water and forests. This philosophy also supports a hands-on way of life, perfect for personal and community development.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 5
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Open to visitors
The Mindfulness Project is open to anyone who wants to visit and be with us for at least 10 days. Once you've been here you are always welcomed back for any amount of time.
If you want to stay long-term we ask for a commitment of at least a year and the minimum stay of 10-days before this commitment can be done.