10 – 21 December: Introduction to and in-depth examination of the theory and practice of Zen meditation led by Niklaus Brantschen, Jesuit priest, author and Zen master (Roshi). Father Brantschen is the founder and long-standing head of Lassalle-Haus, a Centre for spirituality, dialogue and responsibility in Switzerland.
How to practice Zen?
A short and precise definition: Zen is a form of meditation which leads from distraction to composure, from outside inwards, from the superficial into the depths, this is why it is called “Deep meditation”.
Zen is a form of meditation which needs no words and concepts and which – with open eyes – does not look at any particular objects: this is why it is called “Unfocused meditation”.
Zen is a form of meditation which, without fleeing from the real world, is carried out by sitting in silence; this is why it is called “Silent or sitting meditation” Zazen.
The programme is held in English.
Free of charge as part of our Buchinger Wilhelmi programme