Explained
Explained: Feng Shui

Feng shui is a Chinese term that means "wind and water". An ancient art and science that originated over thousands of years ago in China, based on the belief that the energy (chi) of the environment affects the well-being and fortune of the people who live in it. Feng shui aims to create a harmonious […]

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Zen
How to appreciate your life - Podcast

The teachers of Zentrum thought it would be fun to record podcasts about Zen with the interesting theme 'Zentrum Breaks the Silence'.  We recorded a few new episodes last month (in Dutch). In the episode below, John de Weerdt and me talk about how Zen can help a person appreciate their life.  Not just during comfortable moments when […]

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Zen
What am I doing here?

Recognizable Many responses on my website are about my blog How it all started. The moment of disembodiment that I am writing about is very recognizable so it seems. Apparently more people experience these moments of questioning. When you think to yourself “What am I doing here?” The next thing that often happens is grumbling […]

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Zen
How it all started...

Out of body experience In 2001 I walked with my lunch on a tray in the company restaurant of one of the "big 4 firms". Under the guise of "work hard - play hard" I was really "popping", working more than 50 hours a week. And then, during that lunch, I got these burning questions […]

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Zen
Zen and joy.. a joyful podcast

Sometimes you have to do something outside your 'comfort zone'... such as recording a Podcast. We, teachers of Zentrum, thought it would be fun to do just that. Theme: 'Zentrum breaks the silence'. We have recorded a few episodes in recent months (in Dutch). So did I. Together with Jolinda we talked about joy and happiness. […]

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Explained
Explained: Denkai

For me, it was a very profound and precious ceremony: I was honored to receive Denkai from Willem Scheepers on December 3, 2022. That day, as we bowed together in a 'full bow', head to head, holding each other's hands strongly, I felt a very powerful presence. As a token, Willem gave me a purple Rakusu and […]

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Lineage
Grateful for being part of these ancient lineages of wisdom

The Eastern wisdom that I immerse myself in, has been passed on from master to apprentice for centuries. I am very grateful of being a part of these lineages. To have received, and still receive so much from my teachers, masters and grandmasters, including: Hanako Willem Scheepers in the lineage of Nico Tydeman Cosima Scheuten in the lineage […]

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Zen
Cleany windows

Today I cleaned the windows of my house, including the windows from the kitchen to the garden. I do it at least once a year, and it feels great. I have the experience that the windows do not stay clean for very long. On an average day, 300 (perhaps a bit exaggerated) hand imprints of […]

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