Edward Kooij has been a practitioner of Vipassana since 1990. He has studied with the late Venerable Phra Banyat Akkayno in Wat Rampoeng, Chiang Mai and Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo in Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chomtong, Chiang Mai. And received his further training from Thanat and Kathryn Chindaporn.
He has been teaching Vipassana Meditation since 2000 ,in Canada as well as Germany and spends the winters teaching in the International Meditation Department of Wat Phradhat Sri Chomtong. The rest of the year he and his wife, Jodi, live and work in their own nursery, Sumana Garden , and as landscape gardener on Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, along with their two greyhounds.
His students esteem his clear and humorous way in teaching the Dhamma.