Wietske Vriezen was born in Wassenaar, Holland. She grew up there and in Scotland. She is a longtime practitioner in Thich Nhat Hanh's community. After having travelled and moved around a bit, she settled down in the city of Rotterdam where she works as a psychologist with gifted children. Ever since she was young, she has loved drawing and making little books.
In the year 2000 Wietske met Thich Nhat Hanh on a retreat in Holland and was touched deeply by the practice. Since then, she has spent time practicing in Plum Village and in the local sanghas in The Hague and Rotterdam. Also she has explored different spiritual paths, only to rediscover what she feels is a profound beauty and wisdom in the Buddhist path as Thây teaches it.
"The words may sometimes appear to be simple, but I discover more and more what depth and riches lie beneath when I really try to practice them in my own life. The practice brings me peace, joy, a sense of stability and a healthy direction to go in. I have also experienced how warm and supportive it is to practice within a Sangha, to grow together with friends going in the same direction."