1983 he visited the Ramana Ashram in Thiruvannamalai and from then on lived for 20 years on and off in India, seven years in an advaita ashram with a satguru. He practiced Buddhism since 1984. Also in 1984 he undertook a Yoga Teachers Training in Bombay at The Yoga Institute. 1986 he returned to Germany and started teaching Yoga. 1994 he went to Papaji in Lucknow and stayed with him 1 1/2 years. He was living 25 years in Calinfornia and practiced at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He also practiced with Thich Nhat Hanh and lived in Plum village / France in 1990. Today and the last 4 years he permanently lives at Arunachala mountain in India.