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Compassion and
emotional Intelligence
through Introspection

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A short introduction
to Naikan Center Bavarian Forest

You would like to find out more about yourself? Experience yourself from a new perspective? Recognize your patterns? Know how to avoid threatening burnout, create a constructive and friendly work environment, make peace with others and yourself, get well...?

With us, you actually could achieve it.

You will be introduced to simple but effective tools for self-experience and self-development and are able to practice them in a single retreat or in a group. We offer professional, personal guidance in a beautiful environment between the Bavarian Forest National Park and "Klosterfilz", a nature reserve, just outside the climatic health resort of St. Oswald.

Browse our site and if you have any questions, call us: +49 (0) 8552 - 975 49 10 - we look forward to hearing from you!

Our environment

The unique location between a nature reserve and the National Park makes the Naikan Center Bavarian Forest a very special place for retreat, introspection and meditation.

next Dates

  • 2023, Mar 17 - 25
  • 2023, Apr 01 - 08
  • 2023, Apr 14 - 17

Field reports

  • Anna-Maria, Japanische Psychologie

    „I didn't just get a few tools for life, I got an entire toolbox! “

    Anna-Maria, Japanische Psychologie
  • Sarah, Japanische Psychologie

    „There is nothing to be improved. The 9 days were just life changing and incredibly valuable...“

    Sarah, Japanische Psychologie
  • „How many times did I hide behind work, drugs or love affairs to compensate for the emptiness in me...“

  • Ferry Quast, Naikan

    „Thank you so much for the week full of life and discovery!“

    Ferry Quast, Naikan
  • Karin, Naikan

    „I found out that whenever I thought, someone had caused me trouble, I had done him a lot more. This realization created a very forgiving feeling in me…“

    Karin, Naikan
  • Andreas, Naikan

    „…This "stone" in my body was suddenly gone. An emptiness remained there, light as a feather and peaceful. I was skeptical whether it would stay that way - well, it stayed that way!“

    Andreas, Naikan
  • Roland K. Imfeld, Japanese Psychology
    "Even now, almost 6 months after the course, I highly recommend this week to everyone! I would say: goal fully achieved in a colorful, sometimes exhausting but never boring program in which I learned a lot of new things about my body, how my thoughts work and how I can deal with them. And I experienced the immense success of small steps. I miss the exciting discussions and exercises, the cooking together and the exchange in the group."
    Roland K. Imfeld, Japanese Psychology
  • Peter S., Naikan
    "...Why should Naikan achieve more than anything tried so far? Yoga, Reiki, Prana, ZEN courses, meditation, naturopaths, psychotherapy... all of them had failed so far! The blocks too strong, the walls too thick ... but then: Naikan, tears, pain, anger, despair, fear, something broke open. Spilled for years, it came to light. For the first time in over 8 years I cried..."
    Peter S., Naikan
  • Heike Grau, Naikan
    "After my children moved out I somehow lost the thread of my life. I felt emptiness, senselessness, fear and depression.Through Naikan I not only found the thread but also the whole carpet that I had already woven. This helped me to look with much more serenity, calm and acceptance both at the past and the future."
    Heike Grau, Naikan

Looking forward to your call.

+49 (0) 8552 - 975 49 10