The Pavana guest information

Dharma talks, speeches and culture explanation:

The talks, speeches and explanation during the morning meditation are different every day. They depend on the group, the connection with an individual, couples or group theme. You can say the 'just' exist...

It is always possible to record the talks. Please tell in advance so we can find a good place for the microphone.

About several themes, during the past time, already things are digital available. The availability of the talks will grow every month.

When you want to check if you can find more about a morning teaching try to find on one of the blogs:


Click here to connect with the Blog in English language (Most of the times on Friday a new blog text is available)

Click here to connect with the Dutch blog (Every Friday a new blog text is available)


When you cannot find what you wanted to find and sometimes you were our / The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort / The Spa Resort Chiang Mai guest, feel free to send us a message ( It inspires us to discover more about your theme and, who knows, to reflect. Maybe we will publish a blog about it and make even more people happy with this reflection. It is all about growing by sharing.


Sometimes I read Dharma talks from Thich Nhat Hanh. A couple of them you can find in his book: The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh, Shambhala Boston & London, ISBN: 9781590309360.

I also make use of a pocket: The Way To Love (The last meditations of Anthony de Mello) Image Books Doubleday, ISBN: 038524939X


Easy to read and to understand books with practical information about Buddhism:


  • Buddhism explained, Laurence-Khantipalo Mills, Silkworm Books (June 1, 1999), Language: English, ISBN-10: 9747100851, ISBN-13: 978-9747100853.
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Publisher: New Harbinger Publications/ Noetic Books; 1 edition (October 3, 2007), Language: English, ISBN-10: 1572245379, ISBN-13: 978-1572245372.


Want to know more background of The Buddha's Life? Find a Documentary Story here.


Buddhism in not about being special. It is about being ordinary. Being noble (a good/wise person) and look at things how they really are in relation to life. The relation to life involves losing it too. Learn and discover your universe within. Stop suffering / dissatisfaction and learn to turn around Greed into temperance/sobriety, Anger in compassion and ignorance in wisdom. Be a Buddha yourself and discover the Buddha in all creation around you. Be your own light.


Want to get some feeling about Thai culture? Check this short YouTube movies:






Mantras often used during the morning meditation sessions and other music:

xplanation of the meaning of a mantra (in general terms of meaning) can be easily found by clicking for the website of Spirit Voyage

Basic meaning of the Sanskrit word 'Mantra" is: Freeing the mind.


Deva Premal & Miten:

Buddham saranam gacchami:
I go to the Buddha for refuge

Dhammam saranam gacchami:
I go to the Dhamma for refuge

Sangham saranam gacchami:
I go to the Sangha for refuge.

(The meaning of the word refuge you can see as : harbour or love to know always more)


Explanation Aum Mani Padme Hum Mantra


Beautiful Chinese Mantras (Click here for link)



Other music:

Poems, Stories and meditations:

Some quotes:

The past is history, the future a mystery (even though you think you can organize it), the present can be a present, a gift, when you are aware.


You have an appointment with life. There is only one goal in life called ‘LIVING’. The only moment you can touch life is NOW, in this present moment. So when you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life.


Stop or diminish your suffering. You deal with about 60.000 thoughts a day. 95 % of this thoughts are thoughts you already had yesterday.


Think about all your suffering in your life. Did all your suffering serve you in your life so far? If not, or sometimes not, you wasted only time and used wonderful energy of yourself making yourself only feel sad/sick and missing the opportunity to serve with your uniqueness the world around who is waiting for you.


Silence is the shield of the ignorant and the protection of the wise. (Hazrat Inayat Khan)


Silence is not the absence of something. It's the awareness of the availability of everything.


Do not worry. Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.


Autumn is a second spring were every leaf turns into a flower.


If you accept, accept! So at that moment ‘things’ are not there and not bothering anymore. You stop complaining and talking about it, intoxifying youself and your environment, for ever.


There is only one goal in life. Living.


Stories / poems:


Pockets on a regular base I make use of during morning meditation or retreat programs:

  • The Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh, Publiser Shambhala, ISBN: 978-1-59030-936-0
  • The way to love, The last Meditations of Anthony de Mello, Publisher Image Books Doubleday, ISBN; 978-0-385-24939-3


Meditations and info about meditation:


Life & Talent Coaching

Get insight. Stop, or at least diminish, suffering. Touch flow.


Dealing with:

  • Big changes / transitions in work/career, relationships, living?

  • How to get a life much more (again) than it had been?

  • Leaving stress, burnout, keep your (holistic) balance?

  • How to get rid of ‘the shit’ (how to let go) and deal with fear?

  • Exploring your full potential and destiny to be who you are?

  • Grow happier and live with greater vitality, creativity and fulfillment.

  • How to live your dream instead of running after goals?


Need some support?

Have the desire to discover the inner wisdom of a different/better way?

Take the first step becoming more joyful and spontaneous, growing more energetic and creative with each passing day. Get unsuspected insights and explore your (maybe so far unknown) specific way(s) to creative and authentic sustainable solutions.


My passion is to draw out the best in people sharing my build up knowledge, experience and insight. Inviting you to explore your own clarification. In my role as host, catalyst and talenteer, I combine Asian-oriental & Buddhist principles with my Western background. Providing a unique approach and contribution available for The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort its guests.


How can I be there for you? 

My availability: In consultation I am available for you for private sessions during your stay at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort. Should you wish to experience (a) session(s)? Please contact; Sawadee Center/reception (0) or Bamboo Spa (424).

Forgot or did not have the time to do a session? Click here to find out on-line posibilities or find a life- / talent coach in your own country and living environment.


Could these consultations change your life? 

Find out during a free intake first and be inspired!



Numerology / Life-reading

What can be the benefits of Numerology for you?


See numerology as a mirror, a guide, a helping hand to dis-cover things inside yourself and for instance latent talents and skills. Maybe it is the truth and a lot of parts of the story you will get certainly is. But it is not about the truth, is about finding and helping you on your way called “Living Life” the fullest.


Using numerology, you can discover your strengths and weaknesses, inner needs, emotional reactions, and ways of dealing with others, as well as your talents. You can help yourself by becoming aware of your own character and learning to understand and deal with others -- for example, family, friends, lovers, employers and employees. You can even find out what kind of potential energy and what types of stress currently exist in your life, and in the lives of those around you.


Examining your life, take advantage of unexplored opportunities, confirm talents that in your heart you know are there, or simply figure out where to go next, numerology can be a penetrating tool to help you better understand yourself and the ones you love most. Numerology gives you the whole picture, allowing you to see the all the diverse parts of your personality and how they uniquely come together to make the person you are. Through this complete view, you are able to make the most of your strengths in a way that wasn’t possible before.


Want to experience this session? Make an appointment at 'The Bamboo Spa' at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort.


Forgot or did not have the time to do a session? Click here to find information how to do it on-line if you are interested or find a Numerologist in your own country/environment.



Mindful communication

Body Re-balancing, introduction Trager approach

The ultimate experience of Mind & Body connection.



There is a way of being

which is lighter,

which is freer.

A way in which work

as well as play

becomes a dance

and living a song

we can learn this way.

(Milton Trager)



Boddy re-balancing, involves instruction in the use of self-care movements. Simple, effortless movements (some call it even dumb movements) to encourage playful exploration of "what could be freer" for your body. To enter a state of nothingness.


Integrating body re-balancing into your daily life (or just to remember the feeling you explore) will allow you to enhance and recall feelings of ease, freedom, flexibility and joy. Body re-balancing can become part of the way you take care of yourself and relieve stress and tension.


There are 3 distinctive factors to make this an unique approach or discipline:


1.    We concentrate and become very aware of the weight of the body parts we are focusing on at the time.

2.    We allow ourselves to be playful an to go for explorations, examination and discovering.

3.    We continuously ask ourselves questions:

a.    “What could be freer”…?”

b.    “What could be lighter…?”

c.    “What about doing this with half of the effort…?


We also work with shifting weights. Very gently and slowly moving and let the weight of body parts do the work.


“Once you learned how to shift weight you never have had to wait anymore”


"The hardly noticeable shifting of your weight while standing will bring you into a state of emptiness.

And this state of emptiness is everything.

(Milton Trager)



At The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort we only can give you very brief and basic explanation and introduction.

Touched by this introduction? Find a certified  Trager approach terapist in you own country.


Short movies I sometimes use during my Body-Rebalancing class:


Music parts Connection Dance Workshops


Finding your life's flow

“Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. But flow can also apply to your entire life, and when that happens, you’ve found your way.”


A playful workshop full of movement

You will learn and experience:

# More about your magnificent potential,

# Your energy feedback (and change) by movement

# Interaction out of The Elements and Chakra’s

# Changing your vibrational energy / aura

# The excitement of flow by connection dance


Each of us has the potential to do magnificent things. The problem is we spend most of our lives trying to control how we act, what we do and what other people think of us. All those attempts to control keep us from the amazing potential inside.


You don’t control your magnificent side, you let it flow


Flow is the opposite of control. Flow is the art of letting things happen. You don’t control your way to achieving flow, it happens when you stop controlling and start encouraging. A different body language energy.







Music Samples & Song Lyrics Campfire Meetings


Music samples:


Song Lyrics:


Tantric Workshop at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort

Captijn Insight offers at The Pavana Chiang Mai resort two Tantra workshops.

# Introduction to Tantra (Where true love and meditation meet and create bliss) a private or group workshop of about 1,5 - 2 hours with lectures and practicum (after joining the workshop you can sign in to receive the hand-out of this introduction program).

# Tantra journey of senses and energy (Encounter the juwels of alliveness) an 8-days program.


We offer you, having a relationship or not, the opportunity to experience an understand-ing of Tantra beyond the “concept” that Tantra just and only is about sex.


Tantra is all about expanding life force energy and offers many more (spiritual) layers and different options going far beyond sensuality and sexuality.

Being mindful and aware that our senses and consciousness of life energy can properly be regarded as instruments to deeply connect, to explore, and as a form of nutrition and healing.


Music we use during our sessions.


(Just as a general indication. All participants of our workshop, at the end of the program get a list of the music we used during their program to keep in their workbook).\


Mind Science

Find the short movie "Water is Life" from Masaru Emoto we use in the first and basic Mind Science Class at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Relaxation and Energy flow workshops


Starting half December 2016 we offer you the possibility to join and practice one of our Singing Bowl workshops. A magical experience of the transformational power of our so far eight Master-quality® Tibetan singing bowls. We intend to extent our antique Tibetan medium “Buddha bowl” (“Hand wah-wah bowl” as well) and our modern “Cycle of 5ths Fundamental set” every year with a different but additional unique bowl.


Since the time of the historical Gautama Buddha (560 – 489 B.C.) the harmonics of singing bowls have been used to induce meditation and relaxation, reduce stress, Chakra balancing & overall holistic healing.


When Singing Bowls are played they produce a rich blend of harmonic overtones. These overtones have direct effect on the Chakras, that awaken a beautiful & powerful mystery. Their rich sonic vibrations alter space, mind & time.


The human body can be compared to an orchestra, where each organ, tissue, and cell is like a different instrument. Just like in an orchestra, the individual parts all have different tones, overtones and unique attributes that have to be tuned in order to play harmoniously together.


The eerily beautiful tones and overtones of the bowls bring new life to stagnated parts, and they re-awaken the healing powers within the body. Playing the bowls the building blocks of the human body, are receiving a gentle cleansing massage. The deep relaxation response defies description; it must be experienced!


We offer you to give your body, mind and soul a sound massage. A playful workshop full of sound vibration and resonance.


Click here to download the guest information brochure in relation to our Meditation and Relaxation Singing Bowls, Tingsha, Gongs and Bells session.

Interested in our Harmonic (Health support) sessions? Click here.


Where to buy good quality Singing Bowls etc. in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Joined one of our workshops or session, having a holiday in Chiang Mai, or do you stay in Chiang Mai and are you interested in buying good quality Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Cymbals, Bells, art or oriiginal and for sure surprising souvenirs.


An address I realy can advise you for good and free advise, a great product and a reasonable prize (good value for your money) is:

Tisa Craft and Collection

Mr. Nabin (Rajendra Shakya)

10/4 Loikhro road

Chang Klan

Muang Chiangmai 50100


Mobile (+66)(0)901695891


It is close to the mould. Thae Phae Gate side, follow the green sign direction "Night Bazar" (the road to Le Meridien hotel). Please note: It's the first shop from the mould direction Le Meridien, about 150 meters on the right. 

Heart coherence for Health, Well-being and Spirituality


Dance with your own heart rhythms and you will inspire your life in many positive ways.




Your heartbeat is constantly changing and the changes are all part of your nervous system, your emotional body and even your spiritual self.


When you are experiencing heart coherence, you have an increased sense of well-being. There is much less stress on your heart. Your heart gets stronger and your heart rate slows and becomes more regular. Your mind slows down and becomes more alert and engaged as well as calm and balanced at the same time.

Coherence occurs when you put your heart rhythms into a smooth and regular pattern like a series of ocean waves, or a ripple across a pond. There is a smooth rhythm to your heartbeats and this impacts your brainwaves, your immune system, your emotional state and your physical state.


Heart Coherence is one of the hottest areas of health and biofeedback research!


Coherence: What is Coherence?


Most of us have experienced driving our car and knowing it is not running well. This can be due to many factors, one of which could be that the timing is off. This means the spark plugs are not firing in a synchronized manner. The car still runs, just not very well.

This is true for our bodies as well. When they are out of sync, they work, just not as well as they could. This means that our autonomic nervous system, hormonal system and immune system are not working in a synchronized manner.


We fix our car by adjusting the timing so that the spark plugs fire with the proper order and synchronization. We can re-synchronize our body systems by creating a state of Coherence and thus improving our mental focus, emotional stability and physical resilience. This allows us to operate in a more efficient manner in all areas of life.


Heart Coherence Techniques are simple and effective ways to bring your body systems into synchronous operation allowing you to move through life in a state of ease.


Benefits of High Coherence:


When your heart rhythms dance in a wavelike coherent pattern you are experiencing:

  • Deep relaxation

  • A balance of mind, heart and body

  • Positive energy radiating out from your heart area

  • A clarity and originality of thought

Your emotions and attitudes shift from frustration to appreciation.


Want to experience this session? Make an appointment at 'The Bamboo Spa' at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort.


Forgot or did not have the time to do a session? Find a Certified Heart Coherence Practitioner in your country by searching (for instance on Google) using: Certified HeartMath Practitioner in [fill in name of your country] .


Buddhist philosophy

Discover more about inspiring Thai Buddhism


Visiting The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort and playful learning? Get an introduction to and discover more about Buddhist philosophy, principles and Thai culture. An enriching way of enjoying your holidays!


The ‘Western world’ is a world of ‘doing’, the ‘Eastern world’, among other things with the Buddhism as an assistance, a world of ‘being’.


It is not necessary to romanticise the Eastern or Western world. But it’s good also to understand a little bit of the Eastern World (and the Buddhist ethics) as an option. To improve your in-sight, to adapt, to understand. To enjoy even more.


Be inspired in a session of all together about 1½ hours (incl. food offering (Tak Bat) to our village monks at 6.30 AM and followed by a private lecture), to explore more about Buddhism and Thai culture.


Should you wish to experience this private session, please contact Sawasdee Center (0) or Bamboo Spa (424). Appointments always in accordance with the possibilities of Khun Frans.


Bike ride

Programs at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort hosted by Frans

Frans organizes and host several programs at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort for:

  • Buddy/companions (one to one and private)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Organizations
  • Students / young potentials
  • Young professionals
  • Hobby (Mindful photography)

Want to know more?

Check the Captijn Insight programs directly to find out if this is and/or there is something for you by clicking here.

Or get in contact by


Want to visit the Captijn Insight Website? Click here.



Things to see & do for guests around The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort

On a regular base guests ask me after my classes about things to do or see around our magnificent place. 

Find a link to some options here (including website information and links to youtube movies/impressions) from things I did myself and I offer to my own familymembers, friends and guests. 

Any questions? Feel free to ask.