PHILOSOPHY


 

 

 

Knowing love

I will allow all things to come and go

To be as supple as a wind

Taking everything that comes with great courage

Life is right in any case

I'm as open as a sky

 

- Hazif


"Not a single person is born in the world who has not a certain capacity which will make him proud, who is not pregnant with something to produce, to give birth to something new and beautiful, to make the existence richer.There is not a single person who has come into the world empty." - Osho


"Die Bühne denkt, sie träumt, sie liebt – sie ist wie die Liebe, ein offenes Geheimnis. Auf ihr spielt sich etwas ab. Sie erinnert sich. Sie ist mehr als der sichtbare Raum. Sie ist kein Herz. Sie ist keine abgetrennte Kammer der Zirkulation, keine bipolare Zusammenkunft von Einatmen und Ausatmen. Sie ist kein Austausch. Sie ist offen, ohne Pole, der Atem selbst. Sie ist ein Wir – jede Vergangenheit und jede Zukunft. Sie kommt zustande. In ihrem Wir hat sie eine eigene Sprache der Dinge. Und erst ihr Gesagtsein schafft ein neues Wir. Zeigend sagt sie das." - Indisches Tagebuch


CHANGE OF PERCEPTION-REALISING THE LINK BETWEEN ACTING AND MEDITATIVE PRACTICE

 

What could be a better way to realise a change of perception, than putting yourself into someone else’s shoes, the way an actor does and the way a person who meditates observes and thus involuntarily transforms their own mind, suddenly perceiving themselves and the world from a whole new angle?

 

Why make a link between acting and meditation?

 

During my life and especially while extensively traveling throughout the world, I spent a lot of time in monasteries (mainly Buddhist) and ashrams (Hindu and Osho) and later on "Vipassana" (www.dhamma.org) where I learned various meditative practices. In the process, I was stunned to find out about the similarities between the way an actor observes and creates and a person who meditates witnesses and transforms his or her mind.

 

I also started to practice "Osho Active Meditations" and later on "Vipassana" (an even more powerful technique of meditation) and was delighted to find out that they can greatly benefit people working in the performing arts, as they are wonderful methods for centering, body/mind awareness, focusing and breathing in the most beneficial manner.

 

My aim is, therefore, to combine acting practice with meditation and make my participants aware of how they can use both in order to realise their full potential as an artist as well as a human being and thus live a more conscious, happy, courageous, fun and loving life.