Who is David Dewulf?
Because a separate study programme was not available for meditation, David opted to study medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven. “I wanted to first establish a solid foundation and then decide a specific direction once I had completed my studies.” After Dewulf had graduated, he spent four years travelling around the world. He studied various traditions wherever he went and, after intensive training in China, earner himself the title of master in Tao Meditation, Qi Gong and Tai Chi. He asked himself the following question when he returned home: “What changed me the most?” The answer was ‘mindfulness’: a form of meditation that encourages people to be more authentic and positive in life.
Doctor Dewulf is the founding father of mindfulness and compassion in our country. He has followed dozens of training courses all over the world, shared his expertise in fifteen books and presented countless lectures, even at Harvard University in the United States.
When watching the news on television as a twelve year-old child, he noticed how New Year's celebrations across the globe were accompanied by copious amounts of alcohol and festivities. But it was the following news item that really surprised young David; people in Japan welcomed the New Year in a state of meditation. “That image, of all those people being in touch with themselves in tranquillity and serenity, really left a lasting impression”, he explains.
The lecture by Dr. David Dewulf was perfect. David Dewulf was able to quickly capture the minds of the audience. It was understandable and accessible, but still offered a lot of food for thought. A really good introduction.
Coordinator Cultural Policy at Municipality of Zwijndrecht