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Ridefulness is an initiative of Bram. He is an avid cyclist and practitioner of meditation. Bram has benefited from both worlds and combines cycling and meditation in one concept: Ridefulness. 

“Just as the body is balanced on the bike, the mind is balanced during meditation.”

Bram de Wit

From June 2020, Bram will start with Ridefulness- Essential meditation lessons in combination with guided bicycle rides. In Ridefulness we are invited to practice the balance of meditation while moving and experiencing the stimuli of the senses. The wind through the hair, the balance on the bicycle, the rolling of the tires on the asphalt, the inspiring views of the passing landscape … all in the spirit of meditation. Awareness of the present moment here and now.

During the meetups we cycle through the landscape of North Holland. We will focus on being one with the bicycle and being one with the experience of cycling. This is not about speed. But we drive at a reasonable speed of around 25 km/h avg. The rides are between 50 and 75 km in distance

2020 is the pilot year in which Bram will refine the concept. You pay per ride (pin) or through ClassPass. All you have to do is bring your bike, inner tube(s), a water bottle and some food. A helmet is of course mandatory!

I look forward to meeting you at the next Ridefulness! 

Planning for the rides is available at Meetup and ClassPass under ‘Ridefulness’

Bram

Sportsman and meditator in heart and soul

Facilitating inner growth in people is a great passion of mine. Around the age of 16 I came into contact with the wisdom of Buddhism, it has had a major impact on my life.

From the age of 19 to 29, I participated in various multi-year training courses in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. From the outset I have felt the interest to translate the knowledge and experience I gained into our modern society.

Sport has been in my system since childhood. Football first, then tennis, skateboarding, running and cycling. The latter has remained with me until now. In fact, when I returned to the Netherlands after my long wanderings abroad, one of the first things I did was to buy a used road bike. This grew into an unprecedented passion of mine. You can read more about this at: mymontventouxadventure.wordpress.com. Cycling became an extension of my meditation in life and a tool to find my balance in formal meditation and informal meditation. The elements, movement, sense of adventure and freedom enabled me to learn to integrate my deep insights and experiences with a light note. The gap between my experiences in long-term retreat and daily life was closed a bit more. Because the impact of sport and meditation are so clearly tangible to me, I started thinking about bringing these seeming opposites together in one form. Ridefulness arose from this.