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Buddhism and Antroposophy


Buddhism offers a vision of the world that helps us to develop inner distance toward ourself. All kinds of attachments and emotional and mental habits are dissolved by logical analysis and direct perception. Right attention and inner peace are created. The buddhist teachings are simple and clear, open the mind and enlighten, what is darkened by prejudices, inaccuracy and ignorance. In different meditation techniques the mind is focused on physical, energetic, emotional and mental processes or important aspects of reality, to develop inner peace and wisdom.

One of the fundamental teachings in Buddhism are the "Four noble truths"
1. The truth of suffering
2. The truth of the cause of suffering
3. The truth of liberation of suffering
4. The truth of the path to liberation of suffering

The deep understanding of these truths creates the necessary impulse for regular practice, to develop right ethic-moral behaviour, a right form of thinking and deciding, and a clear, mindful spirit.
Senseful meditation-exercises help to develop clearness and mindfulness, a clear and mindful spirit thinks and decides in a right way, producing a right ethic-moral behaviour.
So it looks like there is nothing more important than practicing senseful meditation.
Different buddhist meditations develop on one hand concentration, calmness and inner peace (samatha), and on the other hand wisdom (vipassana).

Conference: Buddhism: The four noble truths
Understanding of suffering and the liberation from it. Inner silence.

Seminar: Buddhist Meditation " Samatha - Vipassana " 16 meditations based on mindfulness.

Antroposophy is a spiritual movement founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. It describes in a scientific way the spiritual world behind the obvious material world offered by the five senses. Its teachings are describing the situation and the function of the human being in a living cosmos and the way humanity is interweaved with the spiritual world. Dr. Steiner developed, for example, the pedagogic system "Waldorf", the "Antroposophic Medicine", the "Biologic-Dynamic Agriculture" and an extensive "Esoteric Ideology".

Antroposophy describes the human being as a conglomerate of bodies or caps belonging to different realms:

1. The Physical Body forms part of the mineral realm. This mass is formed and organized by

2. The Vital Body, that is compound by energy, that gives life to plants, animals and human beings. Death is the separation of the Vital Body from the Physical Body. Then the Physical body discomposes, following the laws of the material world.

3. The Astral Body manifests in the difference between the state of dreamless sleep and the state of being awake. It delivers consciousness, sensual perception and feelings, like hunger, pain, sleepiness etc.

4. The Soul can be divided into three parts. The first part enables the human being to remember something that happened in the past. The second part makes the human being capable to analyse what it perceives, forming ideas and more complex emotions. The third part delivers the possibility of reflecting upon oneself, the consciousness of " I am".

Antroposophy teaches, that the main goal of humanity in this phase of its evolution is to transform and purify the lower bodies by conscious work of the " Self ", and in elevating our consciousness to higher realms.

Dr. Steiner describes the human being as created and continually influenced by different spiritual forces in a universe full of life and intelligence. Observing the internal impulses that make us feel and think in one way or another can help us to make decisions more consciously and can lead us to a deeper understanding of our nature. The goal of the following conferences is to transmit the antroposophic point of view about these themes of vital importance.

Conference: Antroposophy: The influences of different spiritual forces on the human being. The free will.

Conference: The energetic structure of the human being. Selftransformation.

Meditation is an inner immersion. Most of our emotional and mental processes refer to a sensual perception. Observing with detail, we could even declare, that they are caused by a sensual perception. Very seldom it is "us", that decide what we think and feel. We are completely devoted to the world. The observation of our own "Self" is free from sensual perception. It is an active, inner act that can open the door to a spiritual world.

Seminar: Antroposophic Meditation: 6 exercises to develop concentration, emotional calmness, happiness and freedom of prejudice; Meditations for spiritual development.