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tor., 19. sep.


BergZendo Hohe Wand, Austria

CHAOS AND ORDER: Holotropic Breathwork® (2+2) and Zen

This five-day retreat offers a unique opportunity for inner work and self-exploration to discover your true self through combining two powerful practices: Four sessions of Holotropic Breathwork® are combined with Zen Mediation practice.

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CHAOS AND ORDER: Holotropic Breathwork®  (2+2) and Zen
CHAOS AND ORDER: Holotropic Breathwork®  (2+2) and Zen

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19. sep. 2023, 14:00 GMT +2 – 24. sep. 2023, 14:00 GMT +2

BergZendo Hohe Wand, Austria, Am Almfrieden 87, 2724 Stollhof, Avstrija

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Offers two holotropic sessions and two “sitting” experiences for each participant and a lot of Zen :))

During the workshop, you can explore the depths of your psyche using Holotropic Breathwork®, a technique developed by Dr. Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof.  This well-defined protocol uses breathing, assistive bodywork, and evocative music in a group setting to access deeper states of awareness and consciousness. The safe space encourages participants to surrender to their process and the guidance of their inner healer to explore their  inner world.

The Holotropic Breathwork® experience is complemented by traditional Zazen for integration each morning and evening. This simple yet profound form  of meditation has been practiced for centuries in Zen Buddhism to

cultivate self-awareness, peace, and presence. The practice involves session-length sitting upright and focusing on the breath, alternating with indoors and  outdoors Kinhin,  a form of walking meditation, chanting, and dharma talks. Participants  will learn posture, breathing, and how to sit, let go of distracting  thoughts and emotions, and have the possibility for individual consultations with the teacher.

This approximate module/sesshin-length  retreat offers a nurturing and supportive environment for anyone seeking personal growth and transformation. It includes four breathwork sessions, experienced two times as a breather and two times as a sitter.  by each participant alternated with Zen Meditation. Whether you are dealing with past traumas, seeking greater self-awareness, or looking  to  deepen your spiritual practice, this workshop will help you on your journey to overcome blockades and build a practice for integration.

The workshop will take place at Bodhidarma BergZendo Hohe Wand, a peaceful and serene location with beautiful views in an old mountain inn above the cliff of Hohe Wand, a nature park near Vienna.

The Zazen practice is led by the abbot of the BergZendo, Seigaku Kigen Oshō, an experienced Zen practitioner and teacher in the lineage of Thathagata Zen in the Rinzai tradition, ordained in 1991. Kigen Oshō has studied in Zen monasteries in Japan, Europe, and the United States. The Holotropic Breathwork® is guided by certified, experienced facilitators and psychotherapists.

No previous experience in Holotropic Breathwork® or Zen is necessary. Languages will be German, Slovenian, and English.


14:00 Registration

14:30 Introduction to Zen meditation

17:00 Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Opening Circle

21:15 Zazen (optional)

Wednesday - Saturday

07:00 Zazen (optional)

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Chanting, Zazen, Kinhin, Dharma Talk, Taiwa

12:15 Lunch

14:00 Breathwork

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Sharing Circle

20:30 Zazen


07:00 Zazen (optional)

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Integration and Closing Circle

12:30 Lunch

14:00 End

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