Konferenz Gelebte Innere Praxis: Bhakti

Conference: Living Inner Practice | Zen – Bhakti – Integral Yoga

Conference series: Inner Path – Inner Practice

Fr – So, 20. – 22. Oktober 2023 | Kloster Gut Saunstorf

How can living inner practice serve me and how do I serve this practice in my everyday life? What kind of inspiration and guidance do I need for its unfolding into a natural state of being where “remembering myself” is a matter of course? Which seed needs to be watered to make the human potential evolve and the true nature blossom? And – as Gurdjieff put it: walking the path of unfolding the soul, initially requires “conscious effort”.

Am I ready for this?

The new conference series gives theoretical and practical insights into a variety of teaching paths. We can open our minds to different inner paths ultimately leading to the same universal essence. In a time when shallowness even invades the transmission of spiritual content, engaging with a sincerely pursued teaching grounded in essence  can  contribute to a substantial anchoring in ourselves .

In this first international conference we will dedicate ourselves to Zen, the Bhakti path, and Integral Yoga. We will approach these teaching paths through their representatives, listen to their experiences, be guided, ask questions and immerse into essential elements of each practice. Three teachers that entirely dedicate their lives to the inner path and have many years of experience in their respective practice will accompany us in these days:

OM C. Parkin, Regina Sara Ryan und Ryu Künne

Wochenende Mann Frau
“There is nothing to be done,” – were the Teacher’s last words.
“I see,” the student thought and went back to sleep.”

With this provocative quote we would like to awaken your interest and invite you on a joint research trip – into a field of living inner practice on the path.


Practicing Integral Yoga

Conversations with OM C. Parkin

The supreme yoga teaches not only the Great Union of visible and invisible impermanent worlds with the Primordial Ground of Eternal Silence, but also the inner human’s harmonious way of life.
The knowledge of the different bodies of the human being, their hierarchical order and the appropriate emphasis lent to them in inner practice gives the inner human being the orientation and guidance it needs to not leave the Middle Way.
Internal antagonists like body and mind, or the polarities of male and female, are united in dynamic balance on the integral Middle Way.

OM describes the outlines of the supreme, spiritual liberation teaching of the human being and provides practical guidance for inner practice in everyday and beyond everyday life.

Moreover OM will conduct Sacred Movements – a sacral form of motion – and possibly other forms of Chi Work.

OM C. Parkin Portrait

OM C. Parkin

OM C. Parkin is a spiritual master of the Silent Tradition. For almost 30 years, he has been accompanying people on their inner path and leading them to the core of their true nature.

OM’s work is based on the Perennial Philosophy, the highest teaching of awakening, which he also calls Inner Science. OM’s teaching is based on the Eastern advaita Tradition, as well as on the teachings of Integral Yoga of the Indian teacher Aurobindo Ghose. In his unique teachings, he combines the Eastern teaching of non-duality with Western experiential paths, such as Christian mysticism or the Fourth Way of Georges I. Gurdjieff. He also uses modern psychological and psychotherapeutic methods as teaching tools. The aim is self-knowledge through Inner Work, which ultimately leads to the knowledge of true human nature.
OM transmits his realization of the Absolute in the form of discourses on Being, Darshan, and inner work, in addition to books and lectures. He is the initiator of the OM Foundation for Inner Science and the publishing house advaitaMedia, focussing on wisdom traditions. He also is founder and director of the Mystery School Enneallionce – School for Inner Work, and the Modern Monastery Gut Saunstorf – Place of Stillness.


Riding the Bhakti Road from Convent to Ashram

Lecture and Dialogue with Regina Sara Ryan

You are invited to accompany Regina Sara Ryan as she retraces a map of her long journey within the bhakti tradition¾from her earliest immersion in the heart teachings of Christian mysticism and her life as a Roman Catholic nun, to her meeting with and subsequent thirty-five years of in-person work with Western Baul Master, Khépa Lee Lozowick (1943-2010). Along the way, Regina will make stops to consider her extraordinary connection with Lee’s beloved Master, Yogi Ramsuratkumar; the prayer of the heart (and other ways of praying dangerously); radical reliance on guru/God; and the role of music, meditation, pilgrimage and writing in her own efforts at igniting the inner life.

A Return to the Mother
Practice Session with Regina Sara Ryan

„The Process is feminine and the keys to the lock which imprisons Reality or Truth is in a feminine approachwith very gentle, humorous, patient, accepting relationships to it. If we approach the Work as Woman, we may just discover something quite unexpected and surprising, but no less delightful.“. Lee Lozowick

Using the poetry and songs of many great lovers of God from various traditions (including the Bauls of Bengal), as well as Lee Lozowick’s prayers to and praise of Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Regina will guide participants in recalling, writing about and celebrating their own heart’s love and longing.

Luna U. Müller
Regina Sara Ryan

Regina Sara Ryan is an author and a workshop leader. Until the early seventies she lived as a Roman Catholic nun in a monastery. After leaving the monastery, Regina dedicated herself to contemplation and mysticism. She also started to explore other than Christian religious paths and was particularly inspired by the lives of great women in Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Sufism. In 1984 she met her last and most important spiritual teacher, Lee Lozowick, whose teachings are rooted in the Indian Baul tradition. Regina continues to follow what she calls a path of “unashamed devotion”. She lives in Arizona.

Koan method in Zen – Lecture of Ryu Künne

A koan (statement of a ZEN master, an incident between master and disciple), which at first glance, rationally considered, appears to be a mystical riddle, is intended to lead discursive thinking “ad absurdum” and, ideally, in a “mental breakthrough” open the so-called “view into one’s true nature” (Jap. Satori, Kensho).

The view into one’s true nature (realization of one’s Buddha-nature) is most aptly illustrated by the exclamation of the Indian Zen patriarch Bodhidharma:

“Independent of word and script,
focussed directly on the heart of things,
beholding the original nature, become a Buddha”
Daruma, 480 AD.

Luna U. Müller

Ryu Künne

Ryu is the founder and operator of the „Wolkentor ZEN Temple” in Halle (Saale). As a ZEN master of the Rinzai lineage, he practices the particular method of “Koan Zen”.


Practical information


Day of arrival Fri.20.10.:
Check-in for board & lodging: 3- 6 pm
Check-in for the event: 4- 6 pm

Beginning with dinner together: 6 pm
You can plan your departure on Sunday around 2 pm.

This event is bilingual (German/English). Translation available if requested.



€ 200,-

A reduction is possible on request.
We are grateful for early registration for our events.

    Your accommodation at the monastery Gut Saunstorf has to be booked separately after your booking of the event.

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    Gut Saunstorf Monastery – Place of Stillness
    Am Gutspark
    D-23996 Saunstorf (near Wismar)

    At Gut Saunstorf, near Lake Schwerin and the beautiful Hanseatic city of Wismar, surrounded by the wonderful nature of Mecklenburg, the inner monastery finds an outer home in a place of stillness. The modern, trans-denominational monastery is open to all people who seek retreat and want to connect with themselves – regardless of their spiritual affiliation.

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    Fri - Sun, 20. - 22. October 2023


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    - bilingual event (German/English)


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