Mindfulness Teacher

As a mindfulness teacher, I provide insight from my extensive experience in both Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. I share the wisdom of these two worlds, revealing their close interconnections and power to positively transform lives.

Stephan guiding a mindfulness meditation

Meditation and mindfulness teacher

I have been the resident teacher of the Center for Visdom og Medfølelse in Copenhagen for many years and currently lead meditation events in Buddhist Centers around Europe. I also provide spiritual mentoring and mindfulness coaching.

Since 2009, I’ve been studying Radiant Mind with Peter Fenner, acting as a program adviser for the Potential Project, and completed the Nondual Teacher Training. In my classes, I combine elements of Western psychology with Eastern philosophy.

Western psychology

As a mindfulness teacher, I draw on my experience as a psychologist and Buddhist monk. In 1965, I was born in Germany, where I got my MA in clinical psychology. I completed training in Gestalt therapy and worked for 6 years at a psychiatric hospital.

In addition to this foundation in psychology, I’ve practiced with renowned Western teachers, including:

Stephan Pende, mindfulness teacher, walking along a beach as a Buddhist monk

Eastern philosophy

Along with my knowledge of psychology, I bring a deep understanding of Buddhism into my work as a mindfulness teacher. For over 30 years, I’ve studied and practiced meditation in multiple traditions.

I was an ordained Tibetan monk for 11 years, spending 5 of those years in group and solitary retreats. I also served as the director of Nalanda Monastery in the south of France.

The late Lama Zopa Rinpoche was my main teacher and the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

I also received teachings and guidance from the great Tibetan Masters of the four schools, including:

Stephan’s way of integrating psychology and Tibetan Buddhist tradition (in all of its manifestations) is a gem in the world. I think I have been looking for him for a long time!