I’ve been into spirituality since I was 18. Soon I became a member of the Theosophical Society (Adyar) where I immersed myself and fell in love with lodge work and their aims. These are the three objects: a brotherhood without distinction of race, creed and caste and research of all religion, philosophy and science.

I took both aspects very seriously and delved not only into Blavatsky, but also Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoga philosophy, Mystical Christianity, Jiddu Krishnamurti and more.

Eventually I even took my studies to Leiden University to study ‘world religions’. They include the history of all world religions, the philosophy of religion, sociology, anthropology, psychology and of course any specialist courses one feels like taking. I specialized mostly in India and Buddhism, with an interest in history, philosophy and sociological aspects.

Based on my studies I published ‘Essays on Karma‘ in 2014.

In 2011 I became a Buddhist formally. Contrary to what I’d thought as a theosophist, combining theosophy and Buddhism was not as self evident as it looked. More about Buddhism

Spiritueel

Sinds mijn 18e ben ik met spiritualiteit bezig. Ik onderzocht dan ook niet alleen de theosofische leringen van Blavatsky, maar ook Hindoeïsme, Boeddhisme, yoga filosofie, Mystiek Christendom, Jiddu Krishnamurti en meer.

Uiteindelijk ging ik zelfs wereldgodsdiensten studeren aan de Leidse Universiteit. Die opleiding omvat o.a. de geschiedenis van alle wereld religies, godsdienst filosofie, antropologie, sociologie, psychologie en verdieping in de richting die je het meest interesseert. Ik specialiseerde me verder in vooral India en Boeddhisme, met interesse in geschiedenis, filosofie en sociologische aspecten.

In 2011 bekeerde ik me tot het Boeddhisme. In tegenstelling tot wat ik als theosoof gedacht had, bleek het combineren van theosofie en Boeddhisme toch niet zo vanzelfsprekend. Meer Boeddhisme