My name is Tobi Warzinek. I have been working as a spiritual teacher & coach for the Phuket Meditation Center since 2009. My journey inwards started in 2002 when I entered the Tibetan monastery of Rabten Choeling. I spent 7 years in the monastery as a so-called lay student (Upāsaka). There I mainly studied the Tibetan language, traditional meditation methods, Buddhist philosophy and monastic debate/dialectic. In 2011 I began studying and practicing within the Thai Buddhist Forest Tradition. During the past 16 years I have dedicated my life to the exploration and refinement of introspection.
Learning how to comprehend, consolidate and direct the powerful creative force of our mind is at the root of my work. Nobody seems to enjoy their “monkey-mind” and most of us use a tremendous amount of energy to avoid facing the chaos within. In these times it becomes increasingly obvious that our hearts are often suffocated by negativity, overthinking and various emotional imbalances.
Over the years I have developed a system that will introduce you to a state in which body and mind are balanced and emotions can naturally heal. Without a solid center we will tend to get carried away by internal and external circumstances. By finding and maintaining a true center within yourself you will be able to use your energy more efficiently.
My experience shows me that by cultivating greater awareness we develop the power to break free from old destructive patterns and create space for personal and spiritual growth. Awareness or consciousness is at the base of all our experiences. Knowing how to rest within and operate from it leads to spiritual health, balance, happiness and fulfillment.
Why work with me?
Throughout the past 9 years I have successfully inspired a lot of people to create positive and long-lasting changes in the following areas of their life:
- Fears, phobias, anxiety and worries
- Insomnia, restlessness, distraction, lack of clarity, spiritual exhaustion
- Depression, low self-esteem, addictions, aimlessness
- Mental exhaustion, burnout, lack of self-love and relationship-issues
If you feel you want to have a chat with me I’m just one click away:
How does a typical session look like?
You are the driving force of every session. It’s all about yourself, your dreams, your goals, your progress and your achievements. In order to understand the root of your obstacles deeply, I will spend much of the time mindfully listening to you. I will occasionally direct your attention to details by asking important questions. I use the power of listening sincerely – with empathy, intuition and compassion. This alone can be a highly transformative experience.
You will also do some powerful mind-training exercises, create tasks and work on your direction in life with me. As the sessions are progressing you will explore different aspects of yourself and become more empowered to create the goodness we are all looking for.
I’d be happy to read from you. Don’t be shy and send me a mail:
What People Say:
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“I’ve met many meditation teachers in the last few years and Tobi is certainly one of my favorites. He’s grounded, practical, and very wise. I love how he blends east and west and never pushes and dogmatic beliefs into his students. His goal is simply to help people grow & to help people be free from pain. I highly recommend his retreats and services. Tobi is an amazing listener and often surprises me by noticing the blind spots in my speech. His intuitive ability is unique and makes me feel calmer and happier just being around him”
“Tobi has been both a mentor and friend for the past 6 years. Through his guidance and shared wisdom I have experienced tremendous personal growth and self awareness. I highly recommend his services to anyone who wants to find peace and joy in their relationship with self and others.”
“I attended a wonderful meditation retreat lead by Tobi earlier in the year and since have had the pleasure of spending time with him. I highly recommend Tobi to anyone seeking counsel, his advice has helped me put my anxiety into perspective and encouraged me to appreciate the positive aspects of my life.”
“I went to Tobi’s mindful counseling session in order to create awareness of what is really important in my life right now.
We started the session with a very relaxing breathing exercise to calm the mind. I found this to be very helpful.
Tobi was listening very carefully to find out more about my goals and motivation for this session. He asked me very useful questions which helped me to reflect on my subconscious state of mind. Thus what I need to focus on and what I could let go of became more evident to me. Tobi was able to support me in the process of being connected with my deeper source in order to find valuable answers. These new insights gave me a clear sense of direction. He could create the necessary space which allows me to go deeper. At the end he gave me some homework and the daily exercises proved to be very useful in my current life-situation. After the session I was left feeling clear and light. I would recommend Tobi and his mindful counseling to everybody who is ready to look deeper and find a new direction. I am confident that Tobi’s empathetic and warm presence will help many people to find and create what they are looking for. Try a session and you will see the benefits for yourself.”
“A lot of new-agey types speak of the concept of ‘holding space’, but I can honestly say that I didn’t really understand the concept until meeting Tobi for a meditation class in 2011. Since that time, during stressful remote work stints in Southeast Asia, Tobi has shown me what it means to carry oneself with grace, strength, compassion, and awareness at the highest level. And because of these innate qualities, he is able to create a safe, nurturing, and judgement-free environment. THIS is what ‘holding a space’ means, and it allows one to drop long-held guards (and ego) and discover a more authentic way of being. Tobi works profound and invaluable wonders, and I am blessed to consider him my mentor and friend.”
“They say that two of the greatest events in life are the day you were born and the day you find your purpose. I truly believe that Tobi has found his purpose – to be a guiding light for people like me who are in need of finding their own purpose in life. The main quality of a good teacher or counselor is the ability to listen with an open heart – a heart that does not have any agenda other than helping the person it is listening to. This is a rare gift indeed. Tobi, may you continue to listen with your big heart, help and be a light to those who are lost within their dark moments.”
“I feel privileged to share with you how toby has made such a profound impact on my life.I found Toby 4 years ago, I have been to see him 3 times. Its not a two minute trip from the UK, but I would fly to the moon to see this wonderful man if I had to. In a world of new age teachers, at the flick of our phone, you tube and the like, there is a massive gap in the world for someone like Toby to be able to give others the skills to fulfil our true potential and develop a purpose to our lives. Simplicity is the greatest form of elegance and that’s a true skill – to make really deep profound life changing teachings, simple enough that anyone who has no experience of this work, able to embrace them, in just 4 days on a retreat! Wow.”
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Book your Session with Tobi Now
1 Session lasts between 45 minutes and one hour. The price per session is 1500 THB ( ~45 USD)
Currently we also offer Skype Sessions (limited places). The same rates apply.
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