I believe in the power of balance between man and nature based on our accountability to the world we live in. My focus on ancient paths of Zen and Tao combined with my business knowledge brings old and new wisdom together for desired harmony.

The Earth is an abundant planet, prosperous with its 7 seas. We are here to enjoy the marvellous wonders of the world. I believe this brings with it the role of stewardship and personal accountability.

My mission, and the purpose of all my activities is to contribute to Earth’s revival.

Zen

The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best-known sutra in Buddhism. But it is also quite a complicated text. What exactly does it say and what is the Heart Sutra about? Is it about a lemon pie?...

If you meditate in the tradition of Zen, then you are on the Zen path. But what does that expression mean? And how can teachers help you to find out what your path is...

“Why do you practice Zen? You could spend your time on something else. What’s the point of practicing Zen? Questions I used to ask myself regularly. Why am I actually doing this? And what does it bring me?...

How can Zen help a person appreciate their life. Not just during comfortable moments when enjoying a drink on a terrace in the sun, but also during uncertain times. Practicing mindfulness and gratitude can help you take the time to notice and savor the small joys and blessings in your daily life....

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....

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 in my head....

How to find your way to the Zen path? And what role did joy play in it. How can one discover joy in sitting? Jolinda van Hoogdalem, Bas Gemmink and me explore this joyful topic. We also talked about Chi Kung by the way…...

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....

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....