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Program kurzů
The program of the Centre for personal growth in Southern Bohemia
for 2017


Seminars in German or English languages


  Training in the Dances of Universal Peace  
  Date: 18.-21. 5.  

With Ludmila Chrastanska and Rahmana from Germany

This time, we will be concentrating on the traditions of the indigenous peoples of Americas and New Zealand.

"The Guardians of the Earth" from the original traditions of this planet perceive themselves as guardians and protectors of the old wisdom of our Earth. For them, the Earth is not an inanimate object, which a person can own, but a living breathing being - our Mother.

During the training, we will dive deep into the awareness of our connectedness and our inter-dependency on our Mother, realizing the need to assume the responsibility for Her being.

We will share dances and songs from the rich treasure of the Dances of Universal Peace as well as dances and songs given directly to us as gifts. We will listen to myths and stories, and will engage in traditional rituals. We will deepen our connection thanks to the spiritual tradition of working with the elements (from our Sufi tradition).
The focus of the training will be on the traditions of the indigenous people of the North and South Americas and Maoris.

  Date: 12.6.-16.6. and 4.9.-8.9.2017  

With Jorge Redtailhawk, the Bioenergetic Therapist and Lakota Sun Dancer from USA.

This is a unique experience of personal and spiritual growth. After the preparation and the ritual of purification we will spend 2, 3 or 4 nights alone in the forest. We will integrate the experiences after return from the forest.

Limited number of participants!

It is necessary you register as soon as possible, as the part of the Vision Quest is a longterm preparation - sexual abstinence one month before, fasting (it is allowed to eat vegetables and fruits one day a week), meditation, letter in which your intention is described, and preparation of prayer bags with tobacco for your protection.


  Date: 14.-21.7.  

  Date: 4.-13. 8.  

With Jeff Oliver from Australia,

who has 17 years experience in Vipassana meditation, 8 of which he spent as a Buddhist monk in the Burmese tradition. Now as a freelance meditation teacher, he is invited to share his wisdom in many countries including Australia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey. Jeff focuses on forgiveness to release the past, love to enhance the present, concentration to clear and sharpen the mind and awareness to produce insight and wisdom into the true nature of life, resulting in balance and peace.
Jeff's style is relaxing and natural and very practical for awareness in daily life where we learn the most about life.


  Date: 22.-27.8.  
With Sw. Kevala (Dr. Wormser, psychoterapist), Osho's student. After many years in India, learning meditation and tantra with Osho, he now lives in the eco-spiritual village Pachamama in the tropical forest, celebrating life in both, deep silence and juicy, joyful festivals. It is an amazing, surprising meeting with the courage, trust, power, and love of your own heart, and the heart of other people, a meeting which has expanded the life of many participants and made them more peaceful, open, loving, and free.

There is so much potential in each person, which can wake up and enrich your life. In these 5 days we will meet new friends and come together heart to heart, in words and in silence. Delicious food for meditators and lovers will be served.

  Training in the Dances of Universal Peace  
  Date: 9. - 12. 11.  

With Alima Stockel from Germany, with Ludmila Chrastanska, and a theologist and poet Adam Borzic.

The training is for those who wish to awaken their hearts by ancient songs and dances and who are interested in the path of self-discovery and intensive dances. The training is also for those who would like to enjoy the dances or who intend to become dance leaders.

In this module, we will continue on deepening our path with the Dances of Universal Peace. We will dance and experience sacred words from various traditions of the world. However, we will emphasize dances and prayers inspired by sacred words from the Christian tradition.
We will sing Greek, Latin and Aramaic words. Traditional wisdom of Aramaic spirituality (Aramaic language was Jesus' mother tongue) will help us open the gate to a new universal understanding of well known phrases from the Bible. We will discover deep sources of healing, empathy, trust, aliveness, and blessing. We invited a theologian Adam Borzic (translator of books by Neil Douglas-Klotze) to bring us closer to this tradition through his words and his enthusiasm.
We welcome those who did not participate in the previous trainings.

  Feeling and the African Path to Healing  
  Date: 24.-26. 11.  

With Elke WaclawiczekNozinyanga from Austria (with translation).

We invited Elke again because our experience with her was very authentic and enriching. This time, the session will focus on emotions and feelings. They accompany us our whole lives and we judge them according to our personal experiences, according to our socialization, and according to our cultural background and directions.
There are cultures that are able to fully dwell in grief and honour such feeling. There are cultures that are able to fully engage the strength of anger, and thus positively transform situations that seem to have no solution.
Feelings themselves are not good or bad. The fact that we do not feel good about some of them is connected to how we deal with the feeling. Supressed emotions often cause isolation, emptiness, or may lead to sickness. However, all feelings are here for us; brining us to the Earthly power and wholeness.
Let us unveil together entirely new aspects of our deepest feelings. Let us allow ourselves to open our most secret doors. We will do it with love and respect for our soul's unique plan and for the whole Earthly existence.


  The Healing of the Heart, The Healing of a Place  
  Date: 2.-3. 9.  
The Sufi practices for the body, heart, and soul with Brita Baraka who is an European Ambassador of Saul Baradofsky from The Healing Dervish Order, with Hauke Jelaluddin, and with Ludmila Chrastanska.

Our cosmos is filled with healing energy. Our task is to open ourselves to the healing energy, accept it, and learn how to pass it on. To guide us on this path, there is a variety of Sufi practices in the tradition of the Universal Sufism - they work in support and touch, in meditation and dance, singing, wazifas and Soulwork. We will engage the healing of ourselves, of our inner parts, ad well as the healing of places and areas in the world that need healing.


Seminars in Czech language with lecturers,
who can speak also German or English:

With certified students of Stan Grof: Ludmila Chrášťanská, Jaroslav Kursa, M.D. and Petr Pacovský.
Dates: Dates: 9.-12.3. double, 27.4. -1.5. (with sweat lodge and meditation), 2.-4. 6., 15.-17.9., 27. - 29. 10., 16.-19.11. (double)
Price: 100 Euro, in May 150 Euro, in March and November 125 Euro.

in Nesměň

By combining relaxation, accelerated breathing, music and bodywork, altered states of consciousness occure, which allow us to get in contact with deeper layers of our psyche. During this contact, we can meet our inner wisdom, we can gain insight into ourselves and into things that happen to us. Simultaneously, the self-healing ability of our subconsciousness is being supported. New experiences are also important, as is the power of emotional energy of the group. Contra-indication: Hypertonia, Glaucoma, Pregnancy, Mental Treatment.

Other information:

In the Nesměň Centre, we have a limited number of private rooms with bedding. You can reserve one of them for an extra charge of E10 - but hurry, they go fast. Otherwise you can sleep in common rooms - dorms - please bring your sleeping bag with you. You can also sleep in your own tent or, in the summer, in our teepee. There is an option of making a reservation in a family-run pension that is about 15 minutes by foot from our Centre (00420 776 621012 Mr. Dobeš). The Nesměň village is located between villages Ločenice and Besednice, 25 km south from České Budějovice city (175 km south from Prague) and 70 km north from Linz (Austria). The bus services operates from Ceske Budejovice to Nesmen. We are also able to arrange a car pool for you with other participants either from Prague or from Ceske Budejovice. The Centre lies in a beautiful countryside about 400 m away from the village.


PhDr Ludmila Chrášťanská
ADDRESS  Dlouhá 200
CZ 373 67 Č. Borek u Českých Budějovic
MOBILE 00420 603 207 273
E-MAIL info@centrum-nesmen.cz