Reimar grew up in Germany, experiencing his mind through martial arts and other movement. Through these he started to experience a peaceful and fully immersed mind.
Parallel to studying Economics & Finance and working in Investment Management in Australia, he discovered Vipassana meditation. Feeling early benefits, he became a committed practitioner alongside his full time job and teaching Yoga.
Since starting, he sits two to three 10-15 day silent meditation retreats per year and practices 1-2 hours daily, cultivating mindfulness in all facets of his life.
He practices mainly in the Burmese and Thai Theravada Buddhist tradition. Teachers who influenced him most include Culadasa, S.N. Goenka, Ajahn Tong & Sam Harris.
Reimar is currently in Thailand exploring body and mind through Contact Improvisation dance and Vipassana meditation.
While a formal meditation is crucial, he believes in a balanced and integrated practice, that calls for experiencing and engaging in life fully, off the cushion.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the application and modern equivalent of the practice of Vipassana meditation. Mindfulness is present moment, non-judgemental awareness of experience.
In this style of meditation we train ourself to observe our reality clearly, as it is.
The technique has been around since the time of the Buddha (450BC) and while traditionally practiced in Buddhist contexts, it is a completely non-religious tool to train our minds.
Daily Guided Meditation
Each day we meditate for 30 or 45 minutes. Formal practice is the most important factor to cultivating Mindfulness.
Daily Mindful Activity
Each day you will be encouraged to integrate mindful awareness into an everyday activity such as eating, walking or resting.
Short Dhamma Lectures
Periodically to familiarise yourself with the principles of Mindfulness and how to apply it. These help you understand the right way to practice.