My first experience of realization was in the 80’s with Alexander Smit, a student of Nisargadatta, who taught the direct path of Advaita Vedanta. In the 90’s I discovered the Diamond Approach of A.H. Almaas, and I fell in love with the combination of detailed precision, depth and scope of this teaching. It has been my main path and practice ever since. I now teach the Diamond Approach to groups and give private sessions in Amsterdam, Nederland (both in Dutch and English).
Since 1990 I have been a trainer in communication and personal development for managers, using NLP, Jungian and Freudian psychology, Martial arts and Tibetan Buddhism. From 1996 to 2011 I owned a business for training and recruitment. I now combine my work as a Ridhwan teacher with leading groups on personal development at Bout & Partners and management center De Baak.