Zahir’s First Olympic Distance Triathlon Completed! Find out what inspired him and how he did it

Earlier this year, Zahir Dasu graced the presence of Thanyapura with his ambitious spirit and driven ethic. With big goals to do an Olympic distance triathlon from a young age, Zahir reignited his old dream and combined this with hard training to make it happen.

Zahir shared with us his success story and how he went one step further then achieving his dreams of competing in his first Olympic distance triathlon. He managed to transform his lifestyle into a healthier, more athletic one which saw him loosing over 10kg and maintaining those benefits way after the race.

Earlier this week we received his thank you email which read…

‘I wanted to take a moment to say thank you again – and share with you a very exciting success story which I attribute to Thanyapura. Earlier this month, I successfully completed the Abu Dhabi Olympic distance triathlon, and was proud to say that I was the only one to represent Thanyapura by wearing the outfit! 

Z maratho finish

On a personal level, this is a really big deal for me. I dreamt of doing a triathlon since I was 15 years old, but never actually thought I could succeed. In the end, the idea to try it was given to me by Stefan at Thanyapura. And the training and skills to do it was given to me on my last visit to Thanyapura in January, when Clint Climmins was exceptionally helpful to me.

So once again, Thanyapura helps to make my dream come true. In total, from the visit I did in September 2015 (the mind training with Andrea), I’ve lost over 10kg (from 91kg to 80kg). You will see the difference in the photo’s – one is from just before that trip, while the latter is during the triathlon. I plan to continue to do so, and attribute the benefits of my new, healthy, athletic life to Thanyapura.


Before training began

Before training began


After training

After training

I wrote this email so that you and your team know – that somewhere in the middle east, far far away from Thailand, there is someone doing triathlons proud and honored to represent Thanyapura.


All the best


As you can see, with the right environment, coaches and training combined with the determination to succeed, you can achieve anything just like Zahir. So if you want to do that first triathlon, marathon or race, see how Thanyapura can be the perfect place to help you reach your goals and optimize your potential…


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Zahir's First Olympic Distance Triathlon Completed! Find out what inspired him and how he did itPierre Gagnon practised concentration and insight meditation intensively from 2010 to 2012, then went on to study meditation at Wat Suan Mokkh with the venerable Ajahn Po from 2013 to 2015. As well as his own practice, he has coordinated meditation retreats in the south of Thailand which were attended by more than 1,000 people.

Having a great passion in the field of neuroscience, he likes to integrate these concepts into meditation practice. He believes that much of our life is lived resisting and defending against internal and external experiences that people perceive as threats. Through the development of concentration and meditation, we can insightfully see that all experiences are harmless and there is no need to defend of contract around them.  Pierre has experience coordinating concentration and insight meditation retreats, teaching the relationship that exists between Buddhism and neuroscience.

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BochakornBOCHAKORN BOONSERM (MAAM) began her education in conventional medicine as a nurse, then shifted to embrace natural healing and integrative medicines. Her training and certifications abroad include: Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicines, Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

During her therapeutic sessions, she may also incorporate other aspects of integrative medicines when required, including: acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, nutritional, supplements and herbal recommendation.

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