When I visited Sri Lanka for the first time in 1979 I was amazed by the gentle and sensitive People. The hearts of them touched me deeply and awakened a forgotten intimacy. From that visit onwards, everywhere I went I was always welcomed. I changed my life and opened myself to a wonderful active form of compassion.
In January 1981, with the help of German friends we founded a Charity and so our life work began. Native friends helped us to understand the culture and successfully carry out our projects. All the great experiences with the poor and disabled allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of life... I thank every child that gave me courage, strength and endurance with their little smile.
I became acqainted with the ancient holistic science Ayurveda in 1985 in an Ayurvedic clinic near Colombo and very quickly learned to value and appreciate it. I felt a delicate, loving energy that I was not used to experiencing in normal Sri Lankan hospitals.