English Versions

On this website you find seminars or retreats offered by Arbor-Seminare, that are in English. All events in English are with German translation.

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Jason Siff

Thoughts Are Not the Enemy

Meditation workshop taught by Jason Siff

September 23, 2017

in Freiburg/Germany

This meditation workshop will introduce you to a practice known as "Recollective Awareness Meditation", which was created by Jason Siff nearly 30 years ago.

Anne Cushman

Embodying Awakening: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation

Silent retreat led by Anne Cushman

March 9–16, 2018

in Lauingen/Donau, Germany

Cultivate an embodied awakening of mind and heart in this silent retreat that blends the traditions of yoga and Insight Meditation (Vipassana).

Rick Hanson

Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity 2018

Taught by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

April 30–May 3, 2018

in Freiburg/Germany

To participate in the Professional Course, you must have taken a "Positive Neuroplasticity Training" (PNT). The PNT 2018 will take place directly before the Professional Training from April 27–30, 2018 at the same venue. More information

Rick Hanson

Positive Neuroplasticity Training 2018

Taught by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

April 27–30, 2018

in Freiburg/Germany

This experiential program is about building a strong, healthy, and happy brain. A study on it found that participants learned how to turn everyday experiences into lasting inner strengths, such as resilience, self-worth, feeling loved, compassion, and happiness. This mindful internalization of psychological resources can help with anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, disappointment, loss, loneliness, and shame – and it supports well-being, effectiveness, satisfying relationships, emotional healing, and spiritual practice.

Daniel Rechtschaffen

Mindful Education - Teacher Training

Led by Daniel Rechtschaffen

September 8 - 10, 2017

in Freiburg, Germany

Schools worldwide are turning to mindfulness and social and emotional learning as antidotes to rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit. Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated, and less impacted by stress. What school would pass up a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful learning environment?

Jason Siff

Unlearning Meditation

Silent retreat taught by Jason Siff

September 12 - 17, 2017

in Langenfeld/Eifel Germany

This 5-day retreat will use the principles found in Jason Siff’s book Unlearning Meditation: What to do when the instructions get in the way.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Coming to Our Senses:

Healing Ourselves and the World Through the Practice and Applications of Mindfulness
Retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn

June 23-28, 2017


Jane and James Baraz

Being Present for Your Life

A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat led by Jane and James Baraz

July 23 - 30, 2017

in Hofheim/Unterfranken, Germany

How much are you present for your own life? Most of us spend more time in our own inner world—worrying about the future, replaying the past, or lost in fantasy—than experiencing what life is offering to us right now. The present moment is where we can most directly be intimate with our life—touched by beauty and intimacy, while learning through the difficult lessons how to open our hearts.

Bob Stahl

Steadying the Mind - Opening to Insight

Vipassana-Retreat with Bob Stahl

August 27 - September 3, 2017

in Wardenburg/Germany

The retreat will have a special focus on how Vipassana meditation informs MBSR. MBSR is derived most importantly from mindfulness meditation, along with stress psychology, and group process.
This retreat will include systematic instructions in Vipassana meditation - both sitting and walking - and evening talks highlighting the central teachings of the Buddha and their practical application to our lives and how they relate to Mindfuness-based interventions.