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Amaranatho started his working life as a technical support manager and this took him on a transformational journey from getting a degree in AI, to world explorer and spending 15 years as a Buddhist monk. He is now a mindfulness-based executive and agile mindset coach, scrum master, where he supports executives, leaders, coaches and teams to stay calm and connected in complex situation. He developed the PlayfulMonk approach to awaken people and organisation to their true potential.

He has coached founders of large startups, HR executives, cybersecurity teams, and covers a variety of industries from Education to IT tech companies. Using the Playfulmonk approach he has dramatically improved their self-awareness, leadership capabilities and agility mindset both effecting themselves and how agile way of working are implemented in their organisation. He facilitated the first academic year-long mindfulness for educators at Eton College and has worked extensively with gifted children and talented adults.

What he shares is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and creative multi-media. Amaranatho is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace.

Although he keeps his Buddhist name his work is secular. Amaranatho is English and lives in the Netherlands and works remotely around the world.

I coach at the senior practitioner level of the EMCC  – you can check on the website here

I am Coaching/mentoring supervisor with the EMCC you can check this here

One minute on me and what I do


Am I insured?

Yes I am insured for TRE, Life coaching, supervision and mindfulness

Am I part of any religious organization?

Although I have a kept my Buddhist name, I am not a member of any religious organization

What ethics do I follow?

I agree to the Global code of ethics which can be found here. I follow the five Buddhist precepts of non-harming, speaking kindly, no-intoxicants, appropriate use of sexual energy and not-stealing.

Who am I accountable to?

I have been in supervision for over fifteen years. When I was in Western Australia, I also had a senior psychotherapist supervisor for my work there.

I am registered as a mindfulness teacher  with the bemindful.co.uk my profile is here


More about Me?

You find a more in-depth biography about me here
find out what I events I have facilitated and what I have trained in
Articles written about me here