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Lama Zopa Ronpoche
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche

Hello, my name is Rudy Harderwijk and I made this website just for fun and to share some of the teachings that helped me along my path. Initially, the site started as a tiny project; to find out how websites are made, the idea came to produce a small website on Buddhism, based on the notes I used to give some teachings on Lamrim. However, over the years it has gradually expanded when trying to include striking quotes and advice.

Please do not mistake me for a qualified Buddhist Master or a Buddhist scholar. I'm merely a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1987, and I made this website because I know from experience that learning about Buddhism is not easy in the beginning for an average westerner.

Born in 1955, I got degrees in metallurgy and welding, but when I met Tibetan Buddhism in 1987, it changed my life completely. Working in petro-chemical industry simply did not make much sense to me anymore.
I have been director of Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamsala from 1993-1997, and have been working for the Maitreya Project; from 1997 to 2002 building the largest statue in the world of the future Maitreya Buddha in India under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The work on the project was temporarily stopped as of 2002 while we changing the building site from the originally planned location of Bodhgaya to Kushinagar. Since then, I work in Buddhist centers (currently the Maitreya Institute in Holland).

Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche (on the left) is my main teacher, but I was so fortunate to receive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama (middle), venerable Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche (right) and many other amazing teachers, such as Khensur Denma Locho Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche, Jhado Rinpoche, Khenpo Kunga Sherab Rinpoche, Geshe Konchog Lhundrup, Geshe Lama Konchog and Geshe Sonam Gyaltsen.

I hope to repay a little of the kindness of my teachers by trying to help you discover their amazing wisdom !

This is me

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