Meditation within movement is a million times superior to meditation in stillness—Hakuin Ekaku, referring to Dahui Zonggao

Calligraphy by Hakuin Ekaku kept at Ryūtakuji

Born in Europe and having spent more than twenty years in Asia, I currently live in the midst of the Pacific. Religious studies constitutes my field, my hobby, and my passion.

I am affiliated with the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa Campus:

My expertise focuses on religious and intellectual history in Asia, with a particular emphasis on universalism. I have a more general interest in nondenominational approaches to religious practice. My teaching competence includes Japanese and Asian religions, Buddhism in particular, with a broader familiarity with philosophy and history of religions. Because of my primordial interest in Yoga, Indian traditions often inform my research on Japanese or Chinese culture and history.