I came to meditation through the shakuhachi. I lived with a Zen Buddhist monk at Yakushima Island, Japan for several month. He was building his own temple and dōjō, and I helped him. He introduced me to zazen. Since then my main training has been at Vækstcenteret, a meditation centre in Denmark, founded by Jes Bertelsen, with whom I have trained since 2007. Apart from my daily meditation at the meditation centre, I am wholeheartedly trying to understand how the shakuhachi could have been used as a tool for meditation since this part of the tradition was lost. I go on retreats when-ever I can in order to enable contemplation.