Buddhist Teachings and Practice
Stephan gives teachings in Buddhist centers and other centers of personal development since 2001. He is loved for his humorous, easy understandable but profound style. His teachings are accessible for beginners and at the same time always inspiring and eye-opening for more experienced students. Stephan has studied Buddhism intensively and has spent many years in meditation retreat. The main teacher of Stephan is Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). It was Lama Zopa who gave him the permission to teach and lead retreats.
He gives commentaries on traditional Buddhist texts, like the Bodhicharyavatara by Master Shantideva or Lam Rim Chenmo by Pabongka Rinpoche. He is a certified teacher for the Discovering Buddhism program of the FPMT.
Integration of Western Psychology
Stephan is particularity skillful in combining approaches of Western Psychology with the Buddhist teachings. His emphasis is on bringing the teachings alive in your job and your relationships.
Possible Themes of Stephan’s teaching
- The graduated path to enlightenment (Lam Rim)
- Transformation of emotions
- Buddhist Psychology
- Meditation on the Nature of Mind (Mahamudra)
- Discovering Buddhism program
- Transforming Problems (Lojong)
Stephan prefers to work with groups over longer periods, possibly offering a study program or the study of a certain text. However one time events about a certain topic are also possible.
If you are interested to invite Stephan please contact us.