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