Christian Kohl

Christian Kohl

After my Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics I got somehow pulled away from science and now work as an International IT Manager.

I practise meditation since 2004 following the approaches of Qigong, Zazen and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Monday, 03 October 2011 12:33

The wisdom of Loving Kindness

Sharon Salzberg from the 'Wisdom of Awareness' Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, June 2011 (Garrison Institute, New York), she talks about the importance of a loving attitude in our modern society.


Friday, 07 October 2011 12:29

A plea for social responsibility

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche shares a few words with our community.


Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:26

Awake - Amsterdam 2011

Here is Sogyal Rinpoche’s entire WhatMeditationReallyIs talk from the AWAKE event on the 4th of May 2011 in Amsterdam.


Monday, 03 October 2011 10:44

What meditation is not

Following up on what Sandra wrote in her last post about the pitfalls of meditation, watch Khandro Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche, two of the most prominient meditation teachers talking about "What meditation is not":

Body's internal pharmacy effective against heart disease

Regular meditation practice does not only work on the mental and emotional level, it can also be very effective in reducing your chance of dying of a heart attack or a stroke, science found.1

Monday, 27 June 2011 12:09

Video on 'How to meditate'

Check out this cool video album on how to meditate (you need to have the flash player plugin installed in your browser).

Enjoy lots of interesting videos on our 'Sound & Vision' page and the What Meditation Really Is vimeo channel.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:54

Integrating meditation during the day

Sogyal Rinpoche inspires us to begin the day by integrating our practice, even at the breakfast table!


Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:48

Non-judgemental awareness

Sogyal Rinpoche says that meditation is really a process of non-judgemental awareness.


Friday, 24 June 2011 22:27

Meditation is really humorous

Two middle-aged women met on the street. "How are you?" asked one of them.

"Fine, thanks," replied the other.

"How's your son doing? Is he still unemployed?"

"Yes. But he's meditating now."

"Meditating? What's that?"

"I don't know," answered the woman with a shrug. "But at least it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!"

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 19:20

Meditation and health care

Health care providers are increasingly suggesting that their patients look to meditation and other integrative techniques to improve their health, according to a report released Monday by Harvard Medical School and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Many medical centers and institutions, in fact, are providing such services themselves.

The ABC News Medical Unit heard from 31 such institutions. They are listed in this article, along with some of their integrative offerings.