Arie Willem Cornelis (Aad) Verboom

1956 –
buddhology, Abhidhamma philosophy, Vipassana meditation

Curriculum vitae

1956born in Eindhoven on March 10
1974gymnasium alfa met wiskunde, Eindhoven
1978-1983studied Indian languages and cultures, Utrecht University
1983-1986studied Buddhology, Leiden University
studied Computer linguistics, Utrecht and Leiden University
1986-1988teacher Computer linguistics, Utrecht University
1997PhD under the supervision of T.E. Vetter, Leiden University
1998-presentengaged in Information- and Communication Technology
1998-presentteacher ‘the theoretical background of Yoga’, Samsara opleidingsinstituut
2006formal qualification as teacher Vipassana meditation
2011-presentadvisor ICT / information architect,

Special activities and positions

  • chairman of the Boeddistische Unie Nederland, 1989-1997
  • member of the board of the European Buddhistic Union, 1989-2001
  • chairman of Dhammadipa, Vipassana meditatiecentrum, Amsterdam, 2010-present



1988 “Towards a Sanskrit wordparser.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 3,1: 40-44.
1998 A text-comparative research on ‘the perfection of discriminating insight in eight thousand lines, Chapter 1’, [s.l.: s.n.]. – PhD thesis Leiden University; contains Sanskrit text of Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā ch. 1 in transliteration with trsl. into English.