Arne Schaefer JDPSN

Arne Schaefer JDPSN
  • Guiding Teacher of: Munich Zen Group
  • Inka Date: April 2010
  • Current Residence: Berlin, Germany
  • Profession: Coach/Consultant

Arne Schaefer JDPSN began practicing in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition — Diamond Way — in 1990.  His first Zen retreat, a Yong Maeng Jong Jin, was with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1992 and he has been practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen since then.  He attended his first three-month Kyol Che in Warsaw Zen Center in the summer of 1992 and his second three-month Kyol Che in winter of 1993-1994 in Shin Won Sah Temple in Korea.

In April 2010, Arne Schaefer received Inka in Won Kwang Sa Temple in Hungary.  This means he is a qualified Zen Teacher in the tradition of the Kwan Um School of Zen which was founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1972 which includes teaching Kong An and leading Zen Retreats and Ceremonies.

He was awarded a Master's degree in religious studies in 1996 from the Free University of Berlin, studying anthropology and philosophy as well.  He received a Master's degree in psychology in 2002 from the Free University of Berlin.  Additionally he has furthered his studies in solution-focused consulting and co-acting coaching.  He works as an independent coach and consultant.

Arne and his wife, Irmi Jeuther, decided to integrate their shared Buddhist background with their work by establishing Lotus Consult.  Irmi has been practicing for over 20 years in the Kagyu Tradition and has a daughter.  They celebrated their marriage in 2005 in the Berlin Zen Center.  When Arne finds extra time, he participates in Impro-theater, plays the piano, loves to go inline skating and play badminton.  Whenever possible, he and his wife leave Berlin behind traveling in their old VW camping bus into unknown valleys and peaks.

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