I am Dr. Joachim Gross, medical doctor and specialist for occupational medicine. I started to train ZEN meditation from my mid-forties, first at the meditation center Benediktushof near my hometown Würzburg/Germany under ZEN master Willigis Jäger, later until now under ZEN master Ama Samy at meditation centre Bodhizendo in Kodaikanal/India. When I took my first beginners weekend seminar for ZEN meditation, I had the feeling that I am finally “coming home to myself”. Since then, I regularly attend retreats and teachings. In addition, I concluded the training as an MBSR teacher in 2008.
Meditation is not difficult. In a way we all “meditate” once and then in our personal way. I am convinced that everybody can learn how to meditate and with this unfold a deeper dimension in his life.