René Christiaan van Oosterwijk
South and Southeast Asia
|1947||born in Rotterdam on August 4|
|1965-1973||studied political science at Amsterdam University|
|1974-2005||civil-servant at the Ministry of Transport of the Netherlands, and work for the European Commission, Brussels|
|2000-2009||studied languages and cultures of India and Tibet at Leiden University (with i.a. E.M. Raven, P.C. Verhagen, H.W.A. Blezer);|
|University of Marburg (with bhikkhu Pāsādika)|
|University of Munich (with M. Zin)|
|2013-present||ongoing research on “Investigation of basic Buddhist concepts from canonical texts for sources or justifications for environmental activism related to the livestock-sector”|
2012 Doctrinal backgrounds of Vipassanā-meditation: insight in current methods and according to canonical sources, Groningen.
2014 The last days of the Buddha: early doctrines attributed to the last phase of the Buddha’s life, [s.l.]: Hesselink Publications (Kindle book).
– Voluntary death to alleviate suffering: euthanasia and suicide according to the Pali- canon, several Prātimokṣa rules and some Chinese Āgama-sūtras, [s.l.]: Hesselink Publications (Kindle book).