Andrea Mario Benucci’s first encounter with images of Sak Yan, Thai magical tattoos, captivated his curiosity. As a working tattoo artist, he became fascinated with the practice and began researching the topic, though at the time, information was not easily accessible. Three year later, in 2005, he traveled to Thailand in order to learn more and receive his first Sak Yan.
In the following years, he continued to visit Thailand, receiving more Sak Yan and learning with different Ajahns. In 2009, he met Reusi Tevijjo, a Reusi who would become one of his teachers and introduced him to other teachers. Devoted to the study and practice of traditional sciences, including Sak Yan, Andrea received initiation into the tradition in 2012.
After significant studies in Buddhadhamma, incantations, meditation and other practices, he was received into the Reusi tradition and given initiation by Ajahn Prasong, Reusi Petch Dam, Reusi Sompit, Reusi Tevijjo and other Reusi. During his initiation, and later ordination, he was given the name Bhālacanda Paññamuni.
Since then, the study, practice and preservation of this tradition has become his single focus. By sharing Sak Yan, divination and the practice of chanting and meditation with others, Bhālacanda aspires to benefit beings who are suffering by introducing them to this genuine tradition, which leads to knowledge of one’s self and, ultimately, to liberation.
In 2001 Enrique Dianti starts studying Traditional Thai Massage, Old Medicine Hospital style, in Argentina. After attending two schools, he began to teach and to travel to Thailand to deepen the study and to check if what he had learned was aligned to the Thai Tradition. He continued his studies in several schools in Chiang Mai, as Loi Kroh (Old Medicine Hospital), with Ajahn Pichest Boonthume, Jack Chaya and Mr Nat, a blind Teacher. He also learned Thai Foot Massage at the branch in Chiang Mai of Wat Po School.
During this first study trip to Thailand he knew about a Traditional Doctor with whom he finally got in touch with. In 2008 Enrique invites to his school of Traditional Thai Massage placed in Buenos Aires (Argentina), called Escuela Nuad Thai, this Traditional Doctor, Reusi Tevijjo, who finally became his main Teacher. From now on, the presence of student-teacher relationship has continued in the life of Enrique and in the one of his school.
Visiting again Thailand for study purpose, in 2013 Enrique meet another Traditional Doctor, Ajahn Vichit Kesaraksa, who also initiates him to Tok Sen practice, becoming his second main Teacher.
From 2007 Enrique keeps a direct link with his Teachers and the Lineage he belongs to. He is continuing his personal education by inviting Reusi Tevijjo in Argentina and visiting Thailand every year and at the same time he shares the knowledge he is still learning and practicing for many years. Thanks to his commitment, he could access to the knowledge difficult to find out by Westerners.