Freiburg (Germany), March 31 – April 1, 2020

What is it like to feel already full? To be undisturbed and undefended as each moment passes through you? Deep down, we already are who we long to be. But it’s often covered over with fears and regrets, and daily distractions and stresses.

Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and learn experiential methods for relaxing the contracted sense of self and resting in resilient well-being at the front edge of now.

The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything.

This  workshop will include guided practices, talks, and Q&A. We’ll explore plausible ways to strengthen the neural circuitry of these seven steps of awakening:

  • Steadying the mind
  • Warming the heart
  • Resting in fullness
  • Enjoying wholeness
  • Receiving nowness
  • Opening into allness
  • Finding timelessness

This workshop takes seriously the upper reaches of human potential taught by the great sages, and engages the underlying causes of these profound states of mind in the living body.

The workshop language is English with translation into German.


Seminar hours

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist, and New York Times best-selling author. 

His books include "Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" (in 10 languages), "Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom" (in 25 languages), "Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time" (in 12 languages), and "Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships".




Course fee

370 Euro

The course fee includes 2 lunches and 2 snacks during breaks per day. Accommodation is not included in the price.

Cancellation conditions
  • For cancellations up to one month prior to the beginning of the course, an administration fee of 20 Euro will be charged.
  • Between 30 and 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, 50% of the course fee will be charged.
  • Should the booking be cancelled less than 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, the entire course fee will be charged.
  • If there is a waiting list and the place can be assigned again, only an administration fee of 20 Euro will be charged.

In case of non-appearance or early departure from the event, the full course fee must be paid.

We recommend to take out cancellation insurance!


Notice of Liability

Participation in this training is at your own risk.
The teacher and the organizer don’t assume liability of personal or material damage.