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Mindfulness is a process of relationship

We crossed paths by the elevator on platform 2. And in 2  minutes he taught us a lesson in embodied mindfulness and how to relate to the world whole heartedly. Stephan and I were fresh out of the forest, with our bikes, and I was well into a gloomy speech about the smell of pee and the horrors of the [...] »

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Dream Ballon

Dream Yourself Awake

"So how do they fly in their dreams?" she asked and smiled slyly. "Well that depends", I replied, "some use their arms like birds flapping their wings. Others depend on flying aids such as broom sticks and carpets. I once met a girl who flew on a chair. And recently I myself flew on 5 milk boxes with a group of [...] »

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Meditation room

The joy of retreat

The Mighty Silence I especially enjoy the silence. For some people it’s difficult to get used to. But I have never met anyone who kept suffering from the silence. Most come to appreciate not having to do the social positioning. My name, my job, my back ground, how much I make a month and the social networking.  As much as [...] »

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Mindfulness Bell

Natural Mindfulness Bells

Holger is my Natural Mindfulness Bell. He is also my neighbor. A short, blond, blue eyed and very loud person. Every morning somewhere between 7.00 and 9.00 he slams the door to his flat open and enters the world. Instead of seeing him as a disturbance I stop whatever I am doing and focus my awareness on him. Sometimes [...] »

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monte&earth

We are in this together

The trees on the banks of the Hudson river were warm and yellow red, the day I met the founding father of modern dream group work - and through him myself. I had left Brooklyn in the morning too late. The inner judge was having a blast with the fearful child as his hostage. But the inner conversation ended [...] »

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sun rising

Quotes for your Meditation

Here you find some quotes which can inspire you in your meditation practice. Go slowly through them and reflect. What feelings, thoughts and images come up? Is there any quote which speaks to you and which you want to take with you into your day? You can also download the picture and put it onto your device as a reminder.   [gallery [...] »

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Summer retreat

Sky Gazing and Death

My father died last week. I will live a little longer and then die as well. He died without much struggle; for some hours I was breathing with him, then the breathing just stopped and there was space and peace. How can I prepare to let go the same way at the time of death? And how can I [...] »

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Iceland Retreat

Pictures from our retreats

Our retreats are experimental and focus on the personal and spiritual growths of the participants. To gain a deeper understanding we use dreams, meditation, body work and creative expression. This we combine with Buddhist psychology, psychodynamic understanding and mindful communication. Meditation, Dreaming and Walking in Iceland 2012 and 2013 Meditation retreat, dream workshop and hiking in the East of Iceland at [...] »

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Statue de bouddha

Meditate with us online

There are several ways to stay connected with Stephan Pende online. Each Tuesday you can join the session in the Center for Wisdom and Compassion with our Youtube Channel Live Video stream here. Stephan Pende is offering the Online course “Radical Acceptance” twice a year. Insight Timer Meditation App You can connect with Stephan Pende with your smart phone or tablet by using [...] »

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Home Meditation

We are already at home

In our courses is happens frequently that the whole group slides effortlessly into a place of deep stillness and contentment. Where a shift happens from the identification with thoughts, and feelings, and history, and likes, and dislikes, to finding out who or what is actually aware of this moment. This recognition of the peace, which is already always there, [...] »

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