A weekend in silence – impressions, inspirations and insights

Last weekend I had the first opportunity to lead two “silent full-day retreats” in a row. The “day in silence retreat” supports participants in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR for short) to strengthen and deepen the experience of mindfulness and is an essential part of the eight-weeks. Silence is

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Mindfulnesstraining – the universe within a raisin

Is it possible that the careful observation and investigation of a raisin succeeds in relaxing the mind and reducing our inner pressure? Healthcare experts worldwide would agree and recommend this form of Mindfulness meditation as an anti-stress agent. According to Mindfulness-Coach Martina Esberger-Chowdhury, “Many top managers meditate daily, in order

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Nipun and Martina Vienna Jan 2020

Nipun Mehta at Institutions of Education in Vienna

As part of his recent visit to Austria, Nipun Mehta, founder of Service Space was hosted by a number of prestigious institutions, like the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Business and Economics. Nipun’s keynote on “Cultivating Compassion Quotient” introduced the concept of bringing kindness and compassion to

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The Sound of Silence

On Monday, December 2nd, 2019, the pianist Marialena Fernandes, the mindfulness and meditation teacher Martina Esberger-Chowdhury, together with the moderator Eszter Dorner-Brader have put together a program titled “The Sound of Silence”.  Music and meditation touch layers of Being, that we are unable to access by the intellect. In the

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