Module: "How to meditate"

What is meditation and what is its benefit? The role of motivation and the final dedication, various postures, the effect of different objects of meditation, mindfulness and introspection, various types of meditation, how to deal with obstacles ...


The module is part of our study programme "Discovering Buddhism". Information and registration >>

Lecture by Dieter Kratzer "MEDITATION - sit down and do nothing?" on Friday, 27 January, 2017, 19:00. More information >> 

Weekend seminar with Dieter Kratzer "How to meditate", Sat 28 - Sun 29 January 2017. Information and registration >> 

Lecture by Dieter Kratzer "MEDITATION as a process of self-healing" on Friday, 31 March, 2017, 19:00. More information >>

Weekend seminar with Dieter Kratzer "How to meditate", Sat 1 - Sun 2 April 2017. Information and registration >>

Start: Friday, 19 January 2018
Dieter Kratzer / Christine Schnitzer
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  • Lecture: Thema "How to meditate?" by Dieter Kratzer
    Fri, 27 January 2017, 19:00
  • On the first weekend we will mainly study the theoretical basis. This wekend seminar is well suited to get an idea of the topic or just to have a try!
    Time: Sat, 28 January, 9:30 – 18:00 / Sun, 29 January, 9:30 – 14:00
  • The weekly meetings are organised and guided by Christine Schnitzer. We will deepen our understanding through readings and discussions, guided and quiet meditation, audio and video teachings. There will be plenty of time for the exchange of knowledge and experience among the participants.
    Time: every Wednesday, 19:00 – 21:00
    1 Feb., 8 Feb., 15 Feb., 22 Feb., 1 Mar., 8 Mar., 15 Mar., 22 Mar., and 29 Mar. 2017
  • Lecture: by Dieter Kratzer (topic to be announced)
    Fri, 31 March 2017, 19:00
  • The module will be completed by a weekend retreat. Here we will mainly meditate on the topic which helps us to deepen our experience.
    Time: Sat, 1 Apr., 9:30 – 18:00 / Sun, 2 Apr., 9:30 – 14:00

Dieter Kratzer has been teaching Buddhist philosophy and meditation for more than 35 years. For 12 years he was a monk in the Tibetan tradition and spent more than 6 years overall in retreat in order to deeply experience the contents of the teachings. He founded several meditation centres and teaches in Europe, Asia and Australia. He is resident teacher of the Buddhist centre Tara Mandala in Germany, member of the FPMT.

» more information on Dieter's website
Christine Schnitzer Christine Schnitzer

Study programme "Discovering Buddhism“

Teaching degree for mathematics and physical education. 10 years hospice volunteer.

Long-standing experience with Buddhist studies and retreats.

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