Sit, Breathe, Bow
Arne Schaefer, JDPSN
October 20, 2020
When you make the experience of a completely quiet mind, you gain an understanding of what we talk about when we say you can be free. Usually we are just dragged around by our opinions, by our likes and dislikes, but if this stops this then you get an expression of freedom and that is also a different happiness.
Arne Schaefer, JDPSN, began practicing in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition — Diamond Way — in 1990. But in 1992, he sat a two-day retreat with Zen Master Seung Sahn in Berlin and has practiced with the Kwan Um School ever since. In April 2010, Arne received Inka, or permission to teach, from Zen Master Wu Bong. And today he serves as the guiding teacher of the Zen Centers in Dresden, Bad Bramstedt and in Hamburg. Together with his wife, Arne created Lotus Consult, a coaching and consulting business that integrates Buddhist insight with psychological frameworks to help small to medium-sized companies. In 2010, Arne also started mindsweets, a small confectioner specializing in organic sweets.

You can find out more by visiting the website for the Kwan Um Centers in Dresden, Bad Bramstedt and Hamburg.

Click here to find out more about Arne's company mindsweets

Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher

Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen