Free your mind
Started out as a meditation centre in Singapore, The Hermitage is now a meditation and spiritual community that designs, curates and organises Teachings, Programs, Workshops and Retreats in Asia.
Our services range from meditation and mindfulness classes to one-on-one meditation training, coaching and spiritual mentorship for every lifestyle and level.
Spend Some Time With Us
Spend one to five peaceful days at a temple-stay or villa retreat. Entering a retreat is a wonderful doorway into the realm of mindfulness and meditation. Build a deeper connection to yourself and experience the deep, peaceful stillness within and in the world.
Turn your mind inwards, develop insights to awaken to your true nature, and learn how to live every moment deeply by weaving mindfulness and compassion into your daily life.
This 4-week program is designed to bridge ancient wisdom to the psychology of our time. Besides illuminating the true spiritual direction that is unique to you, you will also experience how harnessing your meditative and spiritual energy can create the right conditions to manifest the right things in life.
Using a combination of Mudras, Mantras and visualisations, this guided class enables us to access deeper levels of consciousness and self-compassion. Learn the mystic arts to gain self-illumination and deeper contemplation.
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Private Meditation Training
By Appointment Only
Book a private session with a teacher all to yourself. Learn the fundamentals and basic techniques at your own pace and comfort. Tailored to meet your individual goals, you will discover the unique style of meditation that suits you best. Ideal for busy schedules, we will help you incorporate this to your daily meditation.
Special Events & By Appointment Only
Just as we receive gifts in the physical world, so too do we receive gifts on other levels. A spiritual gift is something that happens through grace and there is a loving benevolence in life that knows exactly what we need. If you feel that you might need a spiritual booster shot - to propel you in life with more strength and greater peace, a private blessing session may be the best gift for yourself.
By Appointment Only
We offer personal coaching services, designed to motivate, encourage and support clients on a range of professional and personal issues. Coaching assists us to grow - by objectively assessing our current situation, identifying challenges and devising solutions to achieve our best potential.
By Request Only
Mindfulness goes beyond our meditation sessions. It plays an invaluable role in our corporate lives. A duo team of former- Wall Street and former- Buddhist Monk, we integrate the wisdom of meditation with competitive workplace culture, balancing both inner and outer worlds.
Hermione Joye | Sector Lead - Travel, APAC
"DK ran a virtual session with over 40 leaders across SEA for us with the goal of helping our leadership team understand mindfulness. The session was incredibly impactful - he was able to share tips, tools and advice pertaining to meditation practice and what it means to be truly mindful and focus on our well-being. It is money and investment well spent and we highly recommend any corporation who is trying to encourage their employees to take charge of their well-being to utilise DK and his expertise."
Salah Mostafa | Head of Legal for APAC & MENA (Pharma)
“I invited DK to one of our leadership team meetings where he led a team of senior lawyers through a guided meditation. My colleagues loved the session and were determined to incorporate mindfulness in their daily work. It’s a start of a journey and I am grateful that DK helped the team kick it off and experience meditation and mindfulness firsthand.”
The Hermitage was started by a group of like-minded individuals who found solace in meeting others with the same passion for Meditation.
In 2012, we started as a passionate group of friends who met through ‘Singapore Free Meditation’, a MeetUp platform where long-term meditators from all walks of life came to share their personal practices for the benefit of all city-dwellers. We met weekly and experienced various meditation techniques. From mindfulness, breath work, sound, movement, mantra, visualisation and so forth, we’ve done it all!
In 2014, Hendrick Dhammakamo (affectionately known as ‘DK’) who was still a monk back then, initiated a new group titled ‘Singapore Mindfulness Meditation’. He felt the need to expand mindful lifestyle living and deepen everyone’s meditation practice.
DK eventually started organising regular guided meditation sessions and shared his wisdom with more people. As the practice deepened, we began to learn more about mindful contemplations and skilful means in integrating our meditative insights to our daily lives. The sessions were very interactive and relatable to modern needs, and always involved group sharing that supported our progress. We evolved and grew as a group, along with our positive and joyful emotions.
Eventually, the need for a physical space became more apparent and serves as a sanctuary to help city dwellers escape from the busyness of life. So in 2017, DK set up The Hermitage. Our beautiful community came in with full support and a single intention - to bring Zen into the city. Ever since then, our community has grown and we have been honoured to have many teachers, educators, psychologists, therapists, coaches and healers joining us to design more innovative wellbeing programs.
Change starts from within so come join us in leading society in a positive direction! We believe that by restoring faith and trust within ourselves, we can bring peace and harmony to society.
We get a second chance at life every moment.