Annual calendar of activities and events
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!
*All events are free of charge as part of our Buchinger Wilhelmi program.
with Joanna Klakla and Ursula Erchinger*
Art Weeks take place four times a year with an inspiring motto and under the supervision of Joanna Klakla. The creative atelier is open for three hours every day during Art Week to allow you to work creatively. During this time, our guests can be creative at their own pace.
The workshop is run by Joanna Klakla. She is a freelance artist and art teacher who is specialised scriptural painting, woodcuts and collage. Joanna Klakla is also a lecturer at the Youth Art School in the district of Lake Constance. The focus of the Art Weeks is on experimenting with various techniques and materials. The goal is to also cultivate your individual artistic expression.
Here are the mottos of the Art Weeks through the seasons:
- Spring: Growing Plants/A Garden Installation
Techniques: drawing, painting, cut-outs, collage, printing techniques
- Summer: Summer Lights
- Autumn: All About Colours
- Winter: Celestial Inspiration
07 – 15 May 2022
16 – 23 July 2022
09 – 16 October 2022
19 – 26 December 2022
German, English, French
Moving Mind, Body & Soul
with Dr. Anne Brunner*
“Mind Body Soul” exercises focus on the interaction between the body, mind and soul to achieve holistic healing. Under the guidance of Dr. Anne Brunner, you can choose from various methods: Pilates, fascial training, yoga, yin yoga/deep slow stretch.
19.9. – 25.9.2022
with Dr. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo*
This year, our French-speaking guests will again be able to enjoy the Semaines Francophones. The events offered by our main speakers and the evening programme as well as several other activities in the course of the day will be held in French.
30 January – 13 February 2022 with Jean Montagard
4 – 18 September 2022 with Dr. Francoise Wilhelmi de Toledo, among others
6 – 20 November 2022 with Dr. Francoise Wilhelmi de Toledo, among others
Mindfulness Meditation Week
with Tenzin Kalden*
Lharampa Tenzin Kalden is a Buddhist monk and meditation instructor who teaches traditional mindfulness meditation methods and Tibetan Lu Jong yoga. Learn how to bring more mindfulness into your life and thoughts.
Practising mindfulness plays a central role in Buddhism. Being mindful means being in the present moment. According to Buddhist teachings, we are conscious of our emotions, thoughts and actions in the here and now. At every moment, our mind is alert and knows what impact our actions will have on others and on the environment. Mindfulness is considered a clear, neutral spirit that does not judge or appraise.
There are four aspects to mindfulness: mindfulness of one’s own body, one’s feelings, thoughts and actions. Those who practice mindfulness are aware at all times of samsara, the repetitive everlasting cycle of habit, and live their lives for the good of all sentient beings.
Mindfulness Meditation Week is run by Tenzin Kalden, who was born in Tibet and grew up 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.
Content of the mindfulness seminar:
- Meditation and Tibetan Lu Jong yoga for the five elements
- Mindfulness meditation and walking meditation
- Buddhist psychology for more harmony and health
- Healing mantras and chakra cleansing exercises derived from Tibetan Buddhism
- Meditation and exercises against stress and burnout
- Lecture: “Dealing with sorrowful emotions using exercises for mindfulness meditation”
14 – 18 March 2022
15 – 19 August 2022
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with Florence Servan-Schreiber*
Florence Servan-Schreiber is an author who lives and works in Paris. She holds workshops and lectures on positive psychology and the science of happiness. Learn how to craft your own happiness and mobilise your own “superpowers”!
23 – 28 May 2022
Music as a way to the images of the soul
with Anna E. Röcker*
Music therapist (GIM) Anna E. Röcker addresses the correlations between art, spirituality and healing. She uses her training in analytical psychology (C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich) to illustrate the role symbols play in our holistic health.
Easter – A celebration of renewal and hope
In this combination of lectures and workshops, you can learn about the origins of various Paschal symbols and their significance for your own life. Selected music and meditative exercises will “accompany” you on this inner journey.
Since time immemorial, the approach of spring has been celebrated as a time of renewal for nature. Symbols such as Easter eggs or Easter bunnies stand for fertility and new life. In Christianity, we also celebrate the resurrection of Christ at Easter as a triumph over darkness, a triumph of life over death. The 40 days of Lent before Easter are intended to prepare the body, mind and soul for this new start.
The Christian Paschal mystery is illustrated in a unique way in the Isenheim Altarpiece, a late medieval masterpiece by Matthias Grünewald. The different plates of the altarpiece that is on display in Colmar, France, show a healing narrative that still has a psychological significance today.
In our introductory talk, you will learn interesting facts about the origins of the various Paschal symbols. The workshops will be about experiencing these symbols and what they mean for our own life. These symbols include Easter eggs and Easter bunnies as well as Easter green or symbols of the Christian Paschal mystery.
Our Easter events can help to mobilise your resources so you can experience the joys of spring and new vitality.
08 – 10 April 2022
Christmas – Birth of light
In lectures and workshops, we will look at the history, meaning and experience of different Christmas symbols and customs. We will also ask ourselves how we can use the individual elements to fortify our own lives.
In the introductory talk, you will learn how our ancestors celebrated the winter solstice and the birth of light. These gave rise to Christian rituals and customs. In addition, we consider the symbols of the nativity from a depth psychology perspective. It becomes clear that Christmas symbols such as an Advent wreath or a Christmas tree, and above all our inner experience of Christmas, can also become a source of light and strength for us today.
The workshops are about experiencing the different symbols, their association with light, and their significance for our own life. On the way to the manger and the Christ Child, we will meet the various figures of the Nativity and the inner components they symbolise. This makes it clear what empowers us on our path to the inner light. Because only if we find the light in ourselves can we bring it into the world.
A choice of music and meditative exercises will accompany you through these workshops.
16 – 18 December 2022
*Free of charge as part of our Buchinger Wilhelmi programme