Welcome to Naikan Center
Your path to more serenity
in dealing with challenging people, situations and yourself.
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, 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.
The unique location between a nature reserve and national park makes the Naikan Center Bavarian Forest a very special place for retreat, introspection and meditation.
„I didn't just get a few tools for life, I got an entire toolbox! “
„There is nothing to be improved. The 9 days were just life changing and incredibly valuable...“
„How many times did I hide behind work, drugs or love affairs to compensate for the emptiness in me...“
„Thank you so much for the week full of life and discovery!“
„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…“
„…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!“
"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."
"...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..."
"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."