Core Evolution®

Living the Pulsation of Life

Integrate Your Past • Be in the Present • Shape Your Future

International Institute for Core Evolution® and CoreSoma®
Directors: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Cornelia Gerken CMP, ECP, HP

Calendar of Events

Fri, 29 November 2019 - Sun, 01 December 2019
Lebensgarten, Steyerberg | Germany

Mindfulness, Zen, Psychotherapy and the Will of Your Heart™

with: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Zen Master Roshi Rei Ho Hatlapa MA

in German with English translation

This seminar offers a deep understanding of the concepts of Mindfulness as practice of observing one’s inner experience, fully aware and non-judgmental and also offers tools to transfer these insights into positive actions for the personal and professional life.

Gregory Bateson described: "Mind is the essence of being alive. It is a pattern of organization.”

With Zen and the body-oriented and mindfulness-centered approach of Core Evolution we will explore how we structure this organization and how we develop reactions patterns that can then be triggered by internal or external events.

Mindfulness has been practiced for over 2,500 years. Present neuroscience documents positive changes in neuronal patterns, which is why psychotherapy adopted it as a powerful tool to successfully approach situations like anxiety, depression, PTSS/PTSD, psychosomatic or interpersonal issues, and many other situations.

"The healing from attachment is not de-tachment, but presence!" - Siegmar Gerken

Mindfulness in a therapeutic setting is best learned and applied in the authentic practice and experience. Zen Master Roshi Rei Ho will guide us in the direct setting and practice of Mindfulness and Meditation. The environment of the Rinzai Zendo, the economic accommodation and communal atmosphere in the Lebensgarten will offer great support to the process.

This seminar will cover teaching, direct applied practice in form of meditation, breathing, movement, individual and group processes.

We address:

  • The Principles and Practice of Mindfulness;
  • Mindfulness and the understanding of Self in Western and Buddhist Psychology;
  • Neuroscience and Mindfulness;
  • Mindfulness and its integrative applications in the wide spectrum of Psychotherapy;
  • Stress- and Burnout-Prevention;
  • Health and psychosomatic issues;
  • Mindfulness of relating.

Learn practices and tools for the application for wellbeing, joy and a presence in life.

Place: Zen Zendo, Lebensgarten, Steyerberg, Germany (between Minden and Hannover)

Times: Friday, November 29 15.00 - 18.30 and 19.45 - 21.30
Saturday, November 30 7.00 - 8.00; 9.15 - 13.00; 15.00 - 18.30; 19.45 - 21.15
Sunday, December 1 7.00 - 8.00; 9.15 - 13.30

20 hours of intensive experience, learning and transformation

Fee: Early enrollment: until 1. October € 295.-
Regular price: after 1. October € 345.-
(does not include room and board, which you can arrange directly with Lebensgarten, 05764-2370

For further questions and registration please contact: and