In a fit of madness I ended up on a Vipassana retreat in India in 2010. I found it boring, intense, insightful and beautiful. Long story short; I wanted to experience more of this. After immersing myself in meditation practice (mainly Vipassana), Buddhist monasteries and philosophy for some time, it was time to go home. Back in the Netherlands I followed courses to become an applied psychologist and mindfulness trainer and I did an internship for many years at the judicial service of Buddhist spiritual care. Since 2014 I have been involved in the provision, development and professionalization of mindfulness training for inmates and prison staff. From 2020 I will also be working as a Buddhist spiritual counselor in various prisons in the Netherlands.