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Niels de Stürler Boekwijt

Mindfulness master

Niels de Stürler Boekwijt is the founder of the Inner Mind Institute. In 2020, Master Niels practiced as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He guided retreats in Thailand and The Netherlands in previous years, organized by the Inner Mind Institute. Now, Master Niels teaches many students online during live and on-demand courses.

Since 2010 Master Niels has traveled multiple times to Lampung, Thailand, to expand his knowledge about mindfulness, eventually becoming a monk for the first time in 2015. Here, his teacher, Master Thanadith, taught him everything about mindfulness and how to integrate this method into your daily life. 

In 2020, Master Niels lived as a Buddhist monk for one full year to finish his mastership. His ultimate goal was to find enlightenment and to spread his knowledge to his students.

The monkhood has given master Niels the assignment to spread all valuable new knowledge about mindfulness or the so-called Mindfulness Code globally. The Mindfulness Code is a practice and methodology that leads to inner peace and enlightenment and is still unexplored to many of us. Together with you, we would like to change that.

In the Netherlands, Master Niels also works as an osteopath, treating people in the Inner Mind Center in the cities The Hague and Oegstgeest.


Bojana Pajic

Mindfulness teacher

Bojana originally graduated in Molecular Biology. Besides her interest in science and work in the corporate world, she has always had a passion for meditation and Buddhist philosophy. She completed the first year of the IMI’s Teacher Training and now helps people as a mindfulness teacher.

In 2016, after Bojana came in contact with Master Niels, she began her mindfulness journey. Learning mindfulness helped her in difficult times in her life. It taught her to look at things from another perspective which brought her more understanding and peace. Also, practicing mindfulness brings more balance in her hectic everyday life, working and being a mother.

Bojana finished the first year of the Teacher Training at the Inner Mind Institute, where she deepened her knowledge in teachings that support mindfulness practice. Bojana qualifies as a good listener and with her caring and open-minded approach, she is keen on supporting others to learn about mindfulness practice and experience more peace and happiness in their lives.