Bhavana Learning Group supports Learning professionals that demonstrate a commitment to the development of others. We work with Coaches, HR professionals, Educators and Leadership teams.

We act as your outsourced R&D Department on matters of leadership development, ontological learning, developing mindsets, and contemplative practices that cultivate learning cultures. To support these efforts, we curate and design action research and materials to serve individuals and organizations.

OUR RESEARCH. Our well-sourced exploration includes the fields of human development, Eastern practices, Western thought, Integral Theory, and extensive inquiry into ontological learning by scholars and philosophers.

THINK TANK. We offer clients access to “Think Tank,” our online portal that includes much of our IP and research. Think Tank includes reliable useable research and resources to support our first-person learning model, leadership development designs, generative language training, and learning culture cultivation.

CULTURAL SHIFTS. We live in a time of cultural transformation marked by increased ambiguity, uncertainty, and volatile change. Our curriculum focusses specifically on the unlearning and relearning that cultivates adult learning. Our approach breaks open preconceived notions of Listening and Learning, causing fundamental shifts in being and action. New leadership emerges.


Through developing authentic listening, we discern context and expand views to become open to new perceptions, and more perspectives. Expanding our listening capacity finds us present to the fullness of communication: to receive others newly; to realize our impact and future potential; to appreciate subtle connections, and to discover mutual understanding.


Our Ontological Learning model transforms who we are as learners by shifting our context and self-perception.  We shift from fixed to open Mindsets. Our coaching and learning programs weave research, self-discovery, and contemplative practices into a curriculum of inquiry. As pioneers in “First-Person Learning,” we bring timeless contemplative practices, proven methodologies, and action research to experience and access being.


Leadership begins with those who empower others. Over the last 15 years, we’ve evolved from the previous “command and control” model of leadership which demands compliance… to a Servant or Integral Leadership model that fosters a commitment to learning and a culture of learning leaders — with the ability to create principled, sustainable, and inclusive learning cultures.


"Tony brings together knowledge from diverse schools, ranging from classical business school literature to eastern philosophy to psycholinguistics. For me, he was able to expertly draw from many different traditions, weaving together a tapestry of understanding that was fit for my particular situation and what I was trying to accomplish."
- Tim R.Founding CEO Vium, Silicon Valley, CA
"As a consultant of executive leadership work, I think through high levels of complexity and ambiguity. I was met fully by Tony as a thought partner and coach. Tony can go to 10,000 feet with me in unraveling my challenges and thought patterns and then land me safely back into actions and practices. His ability to hold space for me was a huge gift which impacted over 10,000 employees during our time together. I have used some of Tony's models and resources with senior executives at my client sites."
- Tina M.Senior Consultant, Organization Systems and Design, Seattle/San Francisco
"Through Tony’s guidance, mentoring, teaching, and coaching … I shifted from a 'leadership of one' to a deep commitment to leading together with those around me – a leadership of accountability and empowerment, of 'we'."
- Claudia C.Director, state public health agency with $65 million budget, 75 staff, six managers.
"Tony quickly addressed perceptions I'd avoided to cause long-term results. Weight dropped: 209 to 185lbs. Revenue increased: $20,174 in 2013 to $207,690 in 2017. I now serve as a COO and Senior Exec, Coach."
- Scott C.Senior Leadership Coach at Awesome Journey, Calgary Canada.
Tony has a unique ability to listen not just to what is being said, but also to what is not being said. He brings a diverse background in leadership training and has special skills that allow him to drill down to the essence of an issue.
- John R.NYC, SNL Digital Shorts, Director of Photography, Founder, Rosey Media LLC.
I was introduced to a new way of thinking about myself, my thought processes, and my interactions with others in ways I had never known or heard of through a multifaceted methodical process termed “Ontological Learning.”
- Rich B.Phoenix, AZ Recording Studio Designer
I worked with Zampella Group at a time when it was essential for me to create a new opening in my life for a career that suited who I am. With careful and thoughtful questioning, I was able to discern many common fears that held me back.
- Sabrina D.W.NYC, Site Director, New Haven Reads