Speakers & Artists

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Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science, illuminating both with his profound understanding.

Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science, illuminating both with his profound understanding.

Thomas’s teachings offer a unique approach for living as a mystic in the “marketplace” of human activity. His work combines somatic awareness practices, advanced meditative practices, a sophisticated analysis of cultural architecture, and transformational processes that address trauma and shadow issues. His teachings aim to guide practitioners toward a deeper level of self-awareness—from an ego-centered worldview to a life of authentic expression, service, and alignment.

Since 2004 Thomas has been leading workshops, multi-year training programs, and larger events and festivals. A sought-after private advisor to social entrepreneurs, business leaders, government officials, and spiritual aspirants, Thomas is a regularly featured speaker at conferences and workshops worldwide.

www.thomashuebl.com

Module 1: “Home in Me”

In Module 1 we explore how we can take our place in life more confidently and which early bonding experiences have shaped our sense of belonging.  It helps us to recognize more easily what our family imprints have to do with our current understanding of family and attachment and how we can thereby recreate the imprint of home in all areas of our lives, e.g. at work, with friends and in our social life.

Saturday, July 27

10:30am – 1:30pm  &  3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Sunday, July 28

“Thomas Hübl in dialogue with Christina Bethell”

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Monday, July 29

10:30am – 1:30pm  &  3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Module 2: “Home in the World”

In Module 2, we explore how we can use traumatization for a collective learning process and thus create more resilience. There are two workshops related to the history of Germany, including an East-West dialogue on unconscious dynamics from the times of a divided Germany and Europe. With guided processes, in small and large groups, and Voice Dialogues, we learn to reflect on how opportunities and transformation can arise from injuries and how new fields of consciousness can develop.

Tuesday, July 30 

10:30am – 1:30pm, Main Hall  

“Large Group Process: Topic East-West”

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall 

Wednesday, July 31

“Global Citizenship”

10:30am – 1:30pm & 3:30 – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Thursday, August 1

“Climate Lab with Thomas Hübl and guests”

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

“Ken Wilber in dialogue with Thomas Hübl”

9:00pm – 10:00pm, Main Hall

 

Module 3: “Home in God”

Deep in his/her heart, every human being has access to the original presence of God. Those who experience how new, innovative ideas emerge from meditating and transform their lives will perhaps say that the divine has a real effect in their lives and is not just a concept, an idea of God. It is in this divine space that we find potential updates for the development we so desperately need for the important transition process in the world. How we update and bring it all down to everyday reality is however up to us.

We explore our access to innovation and inspiration, to our home in not knowing and to the divine blessing through meditations, sharings, talks and by turning inwards. We will explore the question whether the blessing of God is in principle simply a taste of the future.

Freitag, 2. August 

10:30am – 13:30pm & 15:30pm – 17:30pm, Main Hall

Saturday, August 3 

10:30am – 1:30pm & 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Sunday, August 4 

10:30am – 1:30pm, Main Hall 

Dr. Christina D. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities.

Christina D. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities.

With roots in culturally-competent, community-engaged approaches to assessing and improving health and well-being, she is the founding director (1996) of the national Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) and the Mindfulness in Maternal and Child Health consortium.

This work operates to promote “top down” (context sensitive knowledge and data to reveal the big picture and possibilities), “bottom up” (methods to ensure conscious, real time feedback to track progress around shared vision) and “inside out” (relationship-centered strategies to ensure co-creation and innovations for real change).

She led the design of a widely endorsed national agenda to address childhood trauma and promote healing and flourishing. Christina earned an MBA an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.

She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Healing Through Revealing methods and is an avid student of transparent communication, presence and human evolution.  She writes poetry, dances and believes that connection with ourselves, life and others is the source of our creativity and joy.

Sunday, July 28
10:30am – 1:30pm 
Main Hall

 

Karen O’Brien is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also co-founder of cCHANGE, an initiative that supports transformation in a changing climate.

Karen O’Brien is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also co-founder of cCHANGE, an initiative that supports transformation in a changing climate.

With 30 years of experience in climate change research, Karen’s work uses an integral approach to explore and promote deliberate transformations to sustainability. Her current research emphasizes the role of creativity, collaboration, empowerment, and narratives in adaptation and transformation processes, and explores the role of paradigms in generating conscious social change. She has participated in four IPCC reports and was on the Future Earth Transition Team and Science Committee from 2012-2017.

She has published, written, and co-edited numerous articles and books, including “Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security,” and “The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.”  Together with Robin Leichenko she has written “Globalization and Environmental Change: Double Exposures” and “Climate and Society: Transforming the Future.”

Thursday, August 1
10:30pm
Main Hall
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.

He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. Ken Wilber currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is still active as a philosopher, author, and teacher, with all of his major publications still in print.

Ken is the originator of the world’s first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”. As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies” — something that is becoming increasingly necessary in order to navigate and thrive in today’s world.

Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, Integral Theory has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art.

Wilber explains the need for an Integral Approach in the following way: In our current post-modern world, we possess an abundance of methodologies and practices belonging to a multitude of fields and knowledge traditions. What is utterly lacking however, is a coherent organization, and coordination of all these various practices, as well as their respective data-sets. What is needed is an approach that moves beyond this indiscriminate eclectic-pluralism, to an “Integral Methodological Pluralism” — driving toward a genuine “theory of everything” that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others.

In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences available to human beings. Through the Integral approach, we reveal the previously unseen possibilities for a better, more compassionate, and more sustainable future for all of us.

Ken Wilber is also the founder of the Integral Institute, which is the first organization fully dedicated to advancement and application of the Integral Approach in relation to contemporary global issues. It was formed in collaboration with over 200 scholars and experts, specializing in education, politics, business, medicine, psychology, spirituality, as well as, law and criminal justice.

In 2007 Wilber co-founded Integral Life, a social media-hub dedicated to sharing the integral vision with the world wide community, as well as documenting and catalyzing the progress of the integral movement.

“I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.” KEN WILBER

www.kenwilber.com

Video Dialogue between Ken Wilber and Thomas Hübl

Thurday, August 1
9:00pm-10:00pm
Main Hall

Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom is a Political and Communication Scientist, psychosynthesis trainer, coach and head of Communio-Art of Leadership Institute. Since many years she works with collective fields aiming to contribute to the healing of intergenerational traumata.
Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom is a Political and Communication Scientist; psychosynthesis trainer, coach and head of Communio- Art of Leadership Institute. Since many years she works with collective fields aiming to contribute to the healing of intergenerational traumata.

In 2018 she, Dr. Sven Werchan and the Resonanzraum Team organized a laboratory in Dresden on the topic “We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West”. She is author of the book “Germany’s Potential. Reconciliation with the Shadow”, Berlin: Europa 2013

www.communio-fuehrungskunst.de

We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West

Workshop with Barbara von Meibom & Sven Werchan

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm – 15:30pm 

Tao Room

There has been much talk about war children and war grandchildren. We thereby usually think of the consequences of the “Thousand-Year Reich.” We often overlook the fact that there are generations of children of the Cold War, i.e. people who grew up with the East-West split in their own country.

There is a growing awareness that this has led to deep splits to this day. They have to do with breaches of identity, feelings of having lost one’s homeland, but also with ideological overloading, family traumas and a persistent lack of knowledge about one another. This legacy is sharpened by a sustained prosperity gap and by how the reunification of the two German parts took place after 1989. These upheavals are blocking the success of the integration and synthesis of East and West.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to encounter the different narratives mindfully and to seek ways to bring about a successful synthesis of East and West.

Unresolved traumas and injuries that arose through the processes of division and reunification are still waiting to be brought to light in a mindful way. In the spirit of Bernie Glassmann Roshi this requires an attitude of not knowing, the willingness to question one’s own perceptions and witness the perceptions of others. Only on this basis can healing occur through “loving action.”

The workshop helps come in contact with blocked energies and pave the road for productive interactions.

Dr. Sven Werchan is a medical doctor, Gestalt-therapist and trainer for integral nutrition. Beside his work as doctor and integral trainer in the field of nutrition he feels drawn to collective healing out of his german family history.

Dr. Sven Werchan is a medical doctor, Gestalt-therapist and trainer for integral nutrition. Beside his work as doctor and integral trainer in the field of nutrition he feels drawn to collective healing out of his german family history.
The insights from working with Thomas Hübl and many other sources influenced and inspired a workshop “We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West” (with Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom) last year in Dresden. 

We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West

Workshop with Barbara von Meibom & Sven Werchan

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm – 15:30pm
Tao Room

There has been much talk about war children and war grandchildren. We thereby usually think of the consequences of the “Thousand-Year Reich.” We often overlook the fact that there are generations of children of the Cold War, i.e. people who grew up with the East-West split in their own country.

There is a growing awareness that this has led to deep splits to this day. They have to do with breaches of identity, feelings of having lost one’s homeland, but also with ideological overloading, family traumas and a persistent lack of knowledge about one another. This legacy is sharpened by a sustained prosperity gap and by how the reunification of the two German parts took place after 1989. These upheavals are blocking the success of the integration and synthesis of East and West.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to encounter the different narratives mindfully and to seek ways to bring about a successful synthesis of East and West.

Unresolved traumas and injuries that arose through the processes of division and reunification are still waiting to be brought to light in a mindful way. In the spirit of Bernie Glassmann Roshi this requires an attitude of not knowing, the willingness to question one’s own perceptions and witness the perceptions of others. Only on this basis can healing occur through “loving action.”

The workshop helps come in contact with blocked energies and pave the road for productive interactions.

Internationally renowned electric cellist and vocalist, Jami Sieber, reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her creative life reflects a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings.

Jami Sieber‘s music transforms from the deepest stillness to moving melodies and rhythms. She transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and sets the body dancing. Her life-long musical path moved from classical to folk, to rock/pop, to world and improvisation. Since launching her solo career, Sieber has entered into dynamic collaborations with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, actors, poets, visual artists, improvisers, vocalists, and instrumentalists that span the globe. Her compositions have been used for film, (PBS American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Queen of the Sun, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton) and the popular video game – Braid. She has seven independently released recordings on her own label.

www.jamisieber.com

Opening ceremony

Friday, July 26

5:30pm, Main Hall

&

In Concert
Sunday, August 28

9:00pm, Main Hall

Internationally renowned electric cellist and vocalist, Jami Sieber, reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her creative life reflects a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings. Jami steps away from music as performance and offers music as an inner medicine journey.

Once we have entered into contact with Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, we see that it is simply a method of communication. However, in time, it can become an inner attitude, a path in life and a journey toward awakening to an ever-higher level of awareness.

Susanne Ahlendorf, Markus Hirzig and Axel Perinchery are leading the workshops on Transparent Communication this year.

Susanne Ahlendorf, Markus Hirzig and Axel Perinchery are leading the workshops on Transparent Communication this year.

Once we have entered into contact with Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, we see that it is simply a method of communication. However, in time, it can become an inner attitude, a path in life and a journey toward awakening to an ever-higher level of awareness.

In the workshops we will identify and deepen the principles of Transparent Communication and use them to develop our communicative and spiritual competence practically.

By entering into ever deeper relationship, Transparent Communication gives rise to a great power of transformation. We deepen our contact with ourselves by refining and expanding our perception in our physical bodies, in the emotional inner world and in our thinking. This produces an ever more complex holistic contact – with ourselves, our partners and the world. Our competence to listen and feel can be substantially expanded. Unintegrated parts can become conscious through this kind of perception, and contact can be made with them.

Everything that enters into relationship can heal.

 

Since 1988 Susanne Maria Ahlendorf has been providing seminars and further training for personality and consciousness development, such as Frauen RAUM (Women’s SPACE) annual training, Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl® and LernKulturZeit (LearningCultureTime) with Silke Weiß. She is a co-founder of the further training series Mysticism and Healing.

She works with clients in individual and couple sessions in her own practice and via internet video or telephone. At the Academy of Inner Science, Susanne, together with Axel Perinchery trains the national and international practice group leaders regarding the Sharing the Presence Field. She is committed to realizing the principles between heaven and earth and contributing to individual and collective healing and the unfolding of potential for the future of an awakened culture.

www.susanneahlendorf.de

 

Axel Perinchery is a Trainer for Transparent Communication by Thomas Hübl and for Intercultural Communication and Integral Development of Consciousness. Axel is working internationally as a Life-Coach. At the Academy of Inner Science he is training the practice group leaders in Transparent Communication. As an assistant he is studying and supporting the work of the spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl. Axel is passionate to contribute to taking the next step in our development of consciousness, that both individually and as a society we need to take – and with that, invites us to dare stepping into unknown terrain.

www.axel-perinchery.eu

 

Markus Hirzig has meanwhile more than 30 years of experience in accompanying people in their developmental journey. In the beginning as a bodyworker (Osteopathy) and since some years also as a coach for unfolding potential.

Since 2002 intense connection with Thomas Hübl and his work. Markus assists people in their personal processes in Thomas’ workshops. He assists in the Timeless Wisdom Training 1 and 2, is speaker and mentor in many of Thomas’ online courses. Markus is part of the assistants group since 2011 and is leading their training.

Saturday, July 27
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Arriving and our very human needs”

Perceiving, feeling and acknowledging needs, such as protection and boundaries, belonging and contact, are important aspects of how we deal with each other. We provide a protected environment for encountering yourself and being at home in a new situation.

 

Monday, July 29
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Self-contact – my home within myself”

Practicing the various aspects of Transparent Communication gives us helpful tools for contacting ourselves consciously – a safe haven from where to contact others.

 

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm-5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Being at home in the world – expanding the space of relationship”
From a stable self-contact we expand our inner space into the world. What can I compassionately image within myself? Here, dealing respectfully with our boundaries is just as important as providing space for shadow issues or dreaming.

 

Saturday, August 3
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®  “Finding home in God – Resting in the presence of silence”

From the space of silence, we listen to the world and let it unfold naturally. We play along without interfering.

How can we remain present and retain our relatedness by internalizing Transparent Communication, also in challenging situations?

Komala de Amorim is a group leader and trainer, Craniosacral Biodynamic® and Trauma therapist (Somatic Experiencing®), graduated art teacher, Voicing® (spontaneous singing) practitioner.
She has been creating and leading workshops and trainings for 20 years in different countries and cultures. Her work is based on body awareness, transpersonal psychology and voice exploration, in combination with Taoist, Sufi and Tantric practices.

www.sunderkomala.com

Gregor Steinmaurer is a Systemic Therapist, Traumatherapist (Somatic Experiencing®), Psychosocial Counsellor (Dipl. LSB, Austria), Coach and Facilitator.
He works in private practice and leads workshops and trainings internationally for over 10 years.
Trained in a variety of methods and therapeutic modalities. Further trainings in leading edge approaches to Trauma. Long-term intensive exploration and practice of different spiritual traditions, Psychotherapy, Bodywork.

www.integralbeing.at

At home in the web of life

Sunday, July 28
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

In this workshop we offer an embodied experience of relating with the energy of the ancestors, through movement, expression and interaction.

We will move through different layers of our ancestor’s lines, focusing on meeting the resourcing, supportive and healthy elements present in the ancestral field, reconnecting with the strength and wisdom that has been present in the past as a way to open spaces for healing traumatic and incomplete places – in the ancestral field and in the present moment.

We will use elements of Systemic Ritual, Constellation and Trauma Healing to enter the ancestor’s field while including the present moment experience of being in the body – through awareness of sensations, emotions and cognition – creating a direct experience of being an inherent part of the whole web of life.

This is going to be a collective and interactive exploration where everyone participates, following one´s own rhythm while sharing and creating a common field of reconnection. By relating to the past as a vital part of our present experience we receive support for the creation of a fresh future.

Gary Joplin is a professional choreographer, dancer and stage director, as well as instructor for dance, yoga, and Gyrokinesis®. The body is the central focus of his work. Gary leads workshops in Europe, Israel and the USA in body – mind awareness and development.

For Gary Joplin, – professional choreographer, dancer and stage director, as well as instructor for dance, yoga, and Gyrokinesis®  – the body is the central focus of his work. Aside from supporting Thomas Hübls’ work at various workshops and in the Timeless Wisdom Trainings, Gary leads workshops in Europe, Israel, China and the USA in body – mind awareness and development.  His work cultivates the synchronization of the physical body with the subtle and emotional bodies in a deeply embodied and creative way.  He is also a guest faculty member of the School of Life in the Netherlands.

His creative work as a stage director and choreographer has been presented in the Karlsruhe State Theater, Heidelberg Theater, The Bern Symphony Orchestra, Theater im Marienbad and Theater Freiburg, where he has directed and choreographed numerous productions from youth projects to musicals for the opera over the past 12 years.

Gary combines his work as a healer and a theater artist in a profound way, bringing greater awareness and self-reflection for both the performers and the viewing audience, inviting them into a ritualistic space where emotional expansion is possible. This expresses itself in theater productions with youth as well as working with people with Parkinsons and cancer. His most recent piece deals with the emotional epigenetic inheritance from our ancestors, and received the German national youth dance prize in Berlin.

www.garyjoplin.com

Body-Mind Awakening: Movement in the Morning

with Gary Joplin
daily
7:00am-7:50am
Main Hall

The Body-Mind Awakening Training from Gary Joplin is a daily invitation to deepen the connection between the physical, mental and energetic bodies, and an opportunity to more deeply ground and then open the body, both physically and energetically.  Flowing, harmonious movement sequences supported by conscious breathing patterns are combined in a playful, organic way, allowing the body to simultaneously become more deeply grounded and to expand.

This work is based primarily on the principles of Gyrokinesis®, but also utilizes wisdom from yoga, Feldenkreis, and various dance forms.  It is a great preparation for the morning meditation, as it not only fine-tunes the physical body, but also brings a heightened awareness to the subtle energy body while focusing and quieting the mind.  Participants will leave the class feeling more grounded and alive with a new-found lightness and sense of bodily expansion.

Since the age of 5 Daniel Brinitzer is studying martial arts. He qualified as physical therapist and completed a 4-year yoga teacher training in the tradition of the Kaivalya Dhama Institute (Lonavla India) which certifies him as BDY/EYU yoga teacher.

 

Since the age of 5 Daniel Brinitzer is studying martial arts. He qualified as physical therapist and completed a 4-year yoga teacher training in the tradition of the Kaivalya Dhama Institute (Lonavla India) which certifies him as BDY/EYU yoga teacher. Refinement of the knowledge in further trainings for preventative training, in the movement concept Spiraldynamik® as qualified expert …

He combines the yoga tradition with his anatomical-functional knowledge to an Integral Hatha Yoga Practice. For over 15 years now, his focus is mainly on teaching and practicing yoga, as a lecturer & teacher in yoga teacher trainings, as instructor for groups and in individual (therapeutical) sessions.

He is co-founder of Moksha (www.moksha-dresden.de), a place for a new We-culture, a center for integral life practice, where he in addition to the yoga also works as practice group leader for „transparent communication“.

 

Yoga with Daniel Brinitzer
daily
7:00am-7:50am
Tao Room

Yoga – Yoganamics

What happens when traditional Yoga meets western knowledge? A synthesis of deeper functional anatomical understanding and practical experience of the body. Meet the complexity of your body bit by bit. Learn to connect bodyparts in a new more vital and creative way. Create new exterior and interior space. Experience yourself more clearly and precisely connected to your body!

Embodied Intelligence
intensity – precision – vitality

Belinda James is originally trained as an actor in the UK and worked for many years in British theatre, including four years as a leading actress at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

She joined the company Olivier Mythodrama in 2003 bringing Myth/Shakespeare to the world of leadership and organizations, she is now a senior associate and an experienced program leader, facilitator and coach, delivering courses to a wide variety of global businesses. Her areas of expertise are communication and presence. She also has a keen interest in women and young women’s development.

Belinda is also fully trained in PBSP- body-based psychotherapy. Having studied for 30 years in many fields of personal and spiritual development she has a keen interest in her own and others personal transformation. She has been studying with Thomas for six years now and after finishing the TWT4 training became an assistant and member of his Core Group.

She has three children and lives in the Wiltshire countryside from where she and her husband also run an event centre, here she is developing her own and others work.

 

Martin Bruders is a graduate social worker, mediator and coach. He has worked for 28 years as a comedian and host of more than 2,000 company events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

His inner journey is dedicated to his meditation practice as well as his daily life. He has been studying intensively with Thomas Hübl for 12 years and is a participant in his core group. He is especially touched, in a radical way, by the true embodiment of an increased intimacy and honesty from human being to human being and from human being to God.

Today he is increasingly active as a speaker and seminar leader on topics of this kind, publishes podcasts and conducts silence retreats in the AIS program.

He is the inventor of the We Transform Leadership Trainings and the head of the Integral Roadshow, an infotainment show about Ken Wilber’s integral model. He is also a co-founder of the Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and innerplace.org – Berlin.

Martin is the father of two grown-up children and lives in Berlin.

www.martinbruders.de

daily, Main Hall