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.