Welcome to JulesPrast.nl, a website which consists of three blogs with additional information: a personal blog, a blog about sarcoidosis or Besnier Boeck disease, and a blog about Zen & Buddhism. Some of the pages and posts of this website are in English (see link at the bottom of this page).
The author of these blogs, Jules Prast (The Netherlands, 1961), is a former journalist, government official and business executive who holds master’s degrees in modern history and mass communications.
Due to sarcoidosis, a rare systemic disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, he had to cut short his career in 2007. This was a life changing experience as was his subsequent discovery of Zen Buddhism.
With the little energy left to him and a limited mobility, Jules leads a life of writing and resting. His blogposts are bundled on this website in the categories mentioned above. Please use the links below for an overview of English language pages and posts: