Anagārika Robert was born in Timișoara, Romania, in 1980 with Hungarian and German roots. He came into serious contact with Buddhism for the first time in 2012 during his studies in Konstanz in the form of “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”. This secular program left many unanswered questions and so he traced back until he arrived at the forest monastery tradition and at Luang Por Chah, whom he experienced in a particularly impressive way in “The Mindful Way”, a BBC documentary, which became a key experience for him. From Lake Constance he traveled several times to meditation retreats on the Beatenberg near Interlaken, where he got to know various teachers from different traditions; However, he initially didn’t dare to go to Dhammapala monastery because he wanted to continue working as a teacher: in 2015 he moved to a housing project in Bremen and taught history, ethics and Spanish at a Delmenhorst high school. After several years of professional practice, the essential question that had accompanied him since the beginning of uncovering the roots of mindfulness finally caught up with him again with increasing urgency: whether ordination was not the right thing for him. He came to the monastery for the first time with this question in 2020 and since April 2023 Robert has been on the way as anagārika to turn the question into the answer day by day.