The Art of Meditation and Self Inquiry

Fr., 29.1.2021, 18.30 h bis So., 31.1.2021, 14.00 h
( frei )

Course language English
(Bei Bedarf kann übersetzt werden)

The art of meditation is a way of bringing ourselves increasingly more in touch with reality. We are conditioned by surface life such that we tend to confuse symbolic representation as if it is reality, just as we confuse our self-image with our true self. Reality, however, is not a concept. Reality can only be known through direct experience. The more we clarify our experience, the more we arrive in deeper truth, deeper Reality. Meditation supports us to relax mental constructions and return to a sense of true connection with our deeper self and, ultimately, with all of life.

Self inquiry is a practice which assists us to clarify our direct experience and come to ever deeper truth. We get in touch with the deeper knowing already present in ourselves. Meditation and self inquiry, along with some other practices we will learn, all work together and enhance our ability to find a quiescence and peacefulness, as an antidote to the rushed and stressful demands of our lives.

In addition to meditation and self-inquiry practices, we will include TaKeTiNa, a rhythmical movement and awareness practice. TaKeTiNa is a musical process that supports us to come in resonance with our intuitive and creative potential. A wonderful form of body work that allows us to be in resonance via the regulating, harmonizing and transforming power of rhythm. Led by Esther Diethelm, whose offerings have been an integral part of the ZIST Academy for years.

Our explorations will have profoundly positive psychological, spiritual and health implications, for ourselves and for the clients of any practitioners in attendance. This weekend workshop will address many levels and facets of experiential practice and will become the basis for exploring more advanced psychotherapeutic and spiritual trainings for those wishing to continue the process in future workshops.

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Susannah Grover

Susannah Grover

is a regular faculty member of the ZIST Academy, where she teaches the final class of the 5-year training program. She teaches 'Spirituality in Psychotherapy', where the therapists come to understand the transpersonal. For more than 50 years Susannah has been immersed in psychological and spiritual trainings and practice. She was initiated into Buddhism and Sufism, as well she was made a spiritual teacher by her teachers. She has been a professor of anatomy and physiology, of Eastern and Western Spirituality. Susannah had a large multi-disciplinary healing clinic in California as a Chiropractor and Craniopath. She was a Diamond Approach teacher for over 20 years and had groups in Ireland and Sweden, offering individual session work, small group work, and large group didactic teaching. Her current approach to inner work emphasizes facilitating direct experiences of the teachings.
"Susannah created a very fine, subtle and profound atmosphere with great warmth and generosity, so I felt whatever comes up is welcome. I experienced the meditations as carried by all our energies so that it was much easier to become still and go deeper. I experienced a very delightful moment, when I really felt the 'OK' for what is right here and now... nothing more and nothing less." ~ Silke, graduate of ZIST Psychotherapy Academy, 2018

Esther Diethelm

Esther Diethelm

a graduate music teacher, Esther trained as a TaKeTiNa rhythm teacher and rhythm therapist. She has been involved with advanced studies in Bodypercussion, Circle Singing and Improvisation. From 1991–2012 she was a member of the Ridhwan School. Now Esther offers workshops for a wide audience, leading rhythm trainings at music academies and working with orchestras and choirs. Since 1993, Esther has supported groups with self-exploration and self-realization processes, especially in collaboration with Wolf Büntig. Since 2014 she is also teaching at ZIST Academy.

Dipl.-Musikpädagogin. Ausbildung in TaKeTiNa Rhythmuspädagogik und Rhythmustherapie bei R. Flatischler und W. Büntig. Weiterbildungen in Bodypercussion und Circle Singing. 1991–2012 Ridhwan School. Neben offenen Workshops gibt sie Rhythmusschulungen an Musikhochschulen und arbeitet mit Orchestern und Chören. Seit 1993 begleitet sie Gruppen, die der Selbsterforschung und Potentialentwicklung dienen, vor allem in Zusammenarbeit mit Wolf Büntig. Seit 2014 auch im Rahmen der ZIST Akademie tätig.