Akincano Marc Weber was born in Berne (Switzerland) and is a Buddhist teacher and contemplative psychotherapist. He learned to sit still in the early eighties as a Zen practitioner and later became a monk in Ajahn Chah’s tradition where he studied and practiced for 20 years in the Forest monasteries of Thailand and Europe.
He studies Pali and early Buddhist scriptures, holds a degree in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and runs Atammaya Cologne, a small Buddhist centre in the Rhineland. He teaches Buddhist Psychology and meditation internationally in Dharma contexts and applied mindfulness in secular and healthcare settings and runs a therapeutic practice in Cologne. Together with fellow teachers his latest project is Bodhi College. Akincano lives with his wife in Cologne.
“Teaching is essentially translation. This means ferrying an authentic contemplative tradition across choppy waters into our psychological and cultural realities—without loosing the Teaching's vision nor the validity of our own immediate and embodied experience.”