About us


Stijn Smeets, PhD

Dr. Stijn Smeets is specialized in the social and emotional development of cognitively able adolescents and adults (including the exceptionally & profoundly gifted). After his PhD at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College -working in the study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY)- he continued working at the University of Leuven (Expertisecel Begaafdheid, Project Talent) and the University of Nijmegen (Centrum voor begaafdheidsonderzoek). In addition, he has been initiated in meditative traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism (Mahamudra and Dzogchen, root Lama Daniel Brown), Tantric Shaivism (Eric Baret, Christopher Wallis), and mystical christianity (Fraternité de Tibériade, a Franciscan inspired monastic community). He currently is a monk at the House of the beloved, a pluralistic center for personal development. 

Other collaborators: upcoming