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Hendrick 'DK'

Founder / Meditation Teacher

Hendrick Dhammakamo is a meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, transition mentor, writer and former buddhist monk. Known affectionately as ‘DK’, he has been teaching meditation and building mindfulness communities since 2012. His clients include professionals from both private and government sectors, business owners, caregivers, school students, educators, coaches, homemakers and retirees. As an author, he has published two books ‘Garden of Mangala’ and ‘Daydreams of a Millennial Monk’.

From sleaze to zen as he calls it, DK’s search for happiness and meaning began in 2011 when he felt empty in the materialistic world. That led to him uncovering meditation in Thailand and travelling extensively to learn from various teachers and traditions to master the pragmatic application of ancient wisdom. He spent most of his time living and practicing intensive meditation in the forest monasteries of Thailand, and Engaged Mindfulness and Applied Psychology in Plum Village France, the mindfulness practice centre of world-renowned Zen master and author Thich Nhat Hanh. DK also attended intensive meditation retreats in Thailand, India, Malaysia and Australia.

DK’s many moments of awakening brought him closer to society and he felt compelled to share his insights and pave a way for society. He avoids intellectual discussions and presenting spirituality as a topic by translating his insights into a simple and integrated way that brings meaning and fulfilment into everyday life. Deeply rooted in ancient wisdom yet relatable to modern needs, his light-hearted style has been well-received internationally.


Having experienced profound transformations through his journey, DK felt compelled to walk alongside society so that he can guide more people in developing mindful lifestyle

choices. In 2017, after training as a monk for five years, he disrobed and returned to

Singapore. He founded The Hermitage, an urban sanctuary where he conducts meditation classes, Mind Mastery Training and gives public talks to people from all works of life. 

Besides practising intensive meditation and scriptural studies, DK went on to pursue the mystical and sacred arts, along with various psychic modalities, which he calls 'extra-curricular activities of the spiritual path'. Being a non-paper certified healer, he often jokes that having lived and practised in the forests and mountains, he had no use of paper since he lived amongst the original source. When asked for his certifications, he would suggest a trip to those forests and mountains, and process the tree barks into paper.


His mastery in Cosmic Consciousness Healing has been proven to be highly effective in balancing and aligning chakra energies to clear negative blockages in the emotional, physical, mental and astral aspects. Coupled with his innate specialty in channelling an Ancient Rishi to perform Tantric and Mudra Blessings, it has helped many to gain understanding of their soul worth and purpose, and also entrust them with the power to transform dysfunctional elements in their life.