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Activities and events on Lake Constance 2020


Steffanie Hornstein - 21/10/2018 - 0 comments

To give you a clear picture of what’s going on at Buchinger Wilhelmi all year round, we have put together an annual calendar of activities and events, sorted by subject.

We hope you enjoy browsing!

Buchinger Inspiration Weeks* NEW

Responsible: Martine van Houten

Our health is a complex system comprising different spheres – the mental, the emotional and the physical. It is dependent on the relationship we cultivate between each of these spheres within ourselves, as well as the relationships we build and cultivate in our immediate and extended environment.
We will examine these topics every day in motivational talks and in-depth discussions.

The programme is held in German and English.

24. February – 07 March 2020

 

Gentle Yoga & Integral Meditation – All we have is NOW*

With Gilbert Grimeau

The breathing exercises and very gentle stretching and limbering-up exercises of yoga are ideal to prepare your body for meditation.
Every day, you will get to know different meditation techniques from various traditions. Happiness is guaranteed!
Beginners are welcome! No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

Gilbert Grimeau has been practising yoga for 20 years and has been a yoga and meditation instructor in the Sivananda tradition for twelve years.

The programme is held in German and English.

17 February – 22 February 2020
08 June – 20 June 2020
(during this seminar, Gilbert Grimeau will be holding additional yoga sessions 3 x per week as an exclusive offer)
31 August – 05 September 2020
26 October – 31 October 2020

 

Meditation seminars with Dr. Christian Kuhn – the Way to the Inner Self*

Zen is a meditation form and technique developed in Japan and practised sitting upright. The aim of meditation is to calm down your thoughts, practice inner mindfulness and experience oneness with the Most High.

Dr. Christian Kuhn, internist, psychotherapist and former Medical Director at Buchinger Wilhelmi, has practised Zen meditation for many years under the guidance of Jesuit Father Niklaus Brantschen SJ, who is also a Zen master/Roshi. Dr. Kuhn offers motivational talks on spiritual topics every week and two meditation sessions every week day during the periods listed below.

The programme is held in three languages.

09. December – 20. December 2019
06 January – 17 January 2020
23 March – 03 April 2020
16 November – 27 November 2020
07 December – 18 December 2020

 

Mindfulness Meditation Week* NEW

With Lharampa Tenzin Kalden

Practising mindfulness plays a central role in Buddhism. Being mindful means being in the here and now, where we are conscious of our emotions, thoughts and actions. At every moment, our mind is alert and knows what impact our actions will have on other people and the environment. Mindfulness is a clear, neutral spirit that does not judge or appraise.
There are four aspects to mindfulness: mindfulness of my body, my feelings, my thoughts and my actions. Those who practice mindful-ness are aware of samsara, the repetitive everlasting cycle of habit, and live their lives for the good of all sentient beings.

Content of the seminar:

  • Meditation and Tibetan Lu Jong Yoga for the five elements
  • Mindfulness meditation and walking meditation
  • Buddhist psychology for harmony and health
  • Healing mantras and exercises to cleanse your chakra derived from Tibetan Buddhism
  • Meditation and exercises against stress and burnout

Lharampa Tenzin Kalden is a Buddhist monk and meditation instructor who teaches traditional mindfulness meditation methods and Tibetan Lu Jong Yoga.
Born in Tibet and raised in Europe, he studied at the Sera Monastic University in South India for 17 years, where he graduated in the five great sciences of Buddhism. He was awarded the title of Rabjampa and achieved the highest scholastic title of Lharampa. For the last nine years, Lharampa Tenzin Kalden has organized training courses in Buddhist philosophy and meditation retreats in Europe.

The programme is held in German and English.

13 July – 17 July 2020

 

Mind, Body, Soul*

With Dr. Anne Brunner

A special programme offered by Dr. Anne Brunner. Mind Body Soul exercises focus on the interaction between the body, mind and soul to achieve holistic healing. Various methods are offered:
Pilates, fascial training, yoga, yin yoga/deep slow stretch.

The programme is held in German and English.

28. 12. 2019 – 03. 01. 2020

28 December 2019 – 03 January 2020
10 April – 13 April 2020 (Easter)
30 May – 01 June 2020 (Whitsun)
21 September – 26 September 2020
28 December 2020 – 02 January 2021

 

Theatre workshop* – Let’s Play! The magic of theatre for amateur actors

With Irina Brook

Irina Brook directs theatre plays and operas all over the world. From 2014 to June, 2019, she was Director of the National Theatre in Nice. She would like to share her passion for theatre with you – as well as her firm conviction that “play acting” is essential to overcoming the barriers and inhibitions that stand between us. Through her work with teachers and amateurs of all ages, she has developed a range of games and exercises to help you forget your fears and awaken your inner child.

In this four-day workshop, she will take you on a journey of relaxed theatric self-discovery.

Everyone is welcome, especially those who consider themselves shy and think that they are not suited to drama.

The course comprises 4 units:
3 workshops (each 1.5 hours long) and a short, optional performance at the end of the workshop (Thursday evening). The 4th unit is open to all guests. Irina Brook will also tell us about her life at the theatre.

Dress code: comfortable clothing and barefoot!

The programme is held in English and French.

19 April – 23 April 2020
26 April – 30 April 2020

 

Happiness Week*

With Florence Servan-Schreiber

Florence Servan-Schreiber, Paris, is an author who offers workshops for corporations and holds lectures on positive psychology and the science of happiness. During Happiness Week, she will show you how to create your own happiness and mobilise your own “superpowers”!

The programme is held in English and French.

18 May – 22 May 2020

 

 

Philosophical Lectures* NEW

With Wilhelm Schmid

Wilhelm Schmid, born in 1953, has made a name for himself as a philosopher of the art of living. He has written several best-selling books that have been translated into numerous languages and has travelled around the world giving lectures in many countries, including China, South Korea, India and Taiwan.

More recent book publications include: “Von der Kraft der Berüh- rung” (2019, Insel-Bücherei), “Selbstfreundschaft. Wie das Leben leichter wird.” (2018, Insel Verlag), “Das Leben verstehen. Von den Erfahrungen eines philosophischen Seelsorgers” (2016, Suhrkamp Taschenbuch), “Dem Leben Sinn geben. Von der Lebens kunst im Umgang mit Anderen und der Welt” (2013, Suhrkamp Verlag), and in English: “High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness” (2014, Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.), “What we Gain as we Grow Older: On Gelassenheit” (2016, Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.).

14 May 2020
“Self-Friendship: How Life Becomes Easier.”   The lecture is held in English.
30 October 2020
“Caviar or Asceticism: The Art of Enjoying Life”  The lecture is held in German.

 

ART Weeks*

With Gertrud Kemmerling

We will again be presenting ART Weeks in 2020.
You can experiment with different materials and techniques. Paints, potter’s clay, sand, etc. are available in our art atelier for you to try out.

The programme is held in three languages.

21. December – 27. December 2019 Festive glow in colour and form
03 May – 10 May 2020, “Spring” into ART
02 August – 09 August 2020, Sunny ART
18 October – 25 October 2020, Autumn colours
20 December – 27 December 2020, Festive glow in colour and form

 

Writing Workshop on Thankfulness* NEW

Anne Ducrocq is an editor and author at the publishing house Editions du Seuil.

“Thank you”: One hour per day to express our thankfulness. Finding the right words for things and people who have touched us.

The programme is held in French.

26 January – 01 February 2020

 

Semaines Francophones*

n 2020, our French-speaking guests will again have the pleasure of experiencing a programme tailored to their requirements:
The Semaines Francophones.

For more details in advance, please refer to our website. We would be glad to send you a detailed brochure. Please contact us at info@buchinger-wilhelmi.com.
The events offered by our main speakers and the evening programme as well as some other activities in the course of the day are in French.

03. 11. – 17. 11. 2019 with Tenzin Tulku and Dr. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo, meditation and talks on various topics

02 February – 16 February 2020
with Jean Montagard, organic vegetarian cuisine

06 September – 20 September 2020
with Sylvie Petiot (06 – 14 September)
with Mathias Butaud (13 – 20 September), mindfulness instructor for MBSR and MBCT

01 November – 15 November 2020
with Dr. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo,
“Light in November” –The spiritual dimension of fasting

 

 

*Free of charge as part of our Buchinger Wilhelmi programme

Do you want more information?

T +49 7551 807-0

info@buchinger-wilhelmi.com

 

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