My name is Yashobodhi. I have been teaching Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness in different settings for over 15 years. I am originally from the Netherlands, but have lived and worked in the UK since 2010, initially mainly teaching at the West London Buddhist Centre. I left my full-time position at the WLBC in 2018, but I am still teaching a weekly class, now on zoom. In the last few years I have been teaching mindfulness and meditation in a range of contexts and I continue to do so online during this pandemic.
I am also a writer. My two books on Buddhism were published in the Netherlands and for many years I contributed to an annual publication of Happinez magazine, writing short explanations to Buddhist quotes. I also published articles in a variety of magazines and was the editor of a Dutch Buddhist magazine. A few years ago I completed a course for facilitating expressive and therapeutic writing. I have been running a weekly writing group since the beginning of the pandemic. After the first lockdown in 2020, I moved to Somerleyton, in East Suffolk.