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BergZendo Hohe Wand, Austria
CHAOS AND ORDER March 2024
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.
Time & Location
12. mar. 2024, 14:00 GMT+1 – 17. mar. 2024, 14:00 GMT+1
BergZendo Hohe Wand, Austria, Am Almfrieden 87, 2724 Stollhof, Avstrija
About the Event
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 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.
14:30 Introduction to Zen meditation
17:00 Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork
19:30 Opening Circle
21:15 Zazen (optional)
Wednesday - Saturday
07:00 Zazen (optional)
09:00 Chanting, Zazen, Kinhin, Dharma Talk, Taiwa
19:00 Sharing Circle
07:00 Zazen (optional)
09:30 Integration and Closing Circle
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com