Spirituality in the 21st century

25 – 30 August 2019 Zinal, Switzerland

Spirituality in the 21st century

 We are for 2 decades in the 21st century but, in many aspects, the world situation seems to be closer to “the dark age!”

What does it mean to be spiritual in this 21st Century?

Fear, competitive spirit, aggression, struggle for material possessions, ambition, lack of cooperation, solidarity, care, love, inability to know oneself or to know the world are the predominant attitudes of human beings.

How can we, as students of yoga, contribute to bring urgently a change in us and therefore in society?

Shall we depend on « Masters » or « guru-s »? Could we find the answer and the motivations in holy texts, however ancient or sacred? Or do we have to dig deeper in ourselves through an authentic meditative state, leaving behind fear and egotism?

Could Yoga be a path toward a collective spirituality?

Spiritualiteit in de 21e eeuw (Dutch)

Spiritualiteit in de 21e eeuw

We leven al bijna 2 decennia in de 21e eeuw, en in vele aspecten, lijkt de wereld nu dichter bij "donkere tijden" te zijn dan ooit!
Wat betekent het om spiritueel te zijn in de 21e eeuw?

Want de huidige overheersende houding van de mens lijkt vooral te bestaan uit angst, competitie, agressie, strijd voor materiële bezittingen, gebrek aan samenwerking, solidariteit, zorg, liefde en een gemis aan zelfkennis en inzicht in de wereld.

Hoe kunnen wij met yoga bijdragen aan veranderingen in onszelf en in de samenleving? Zijn we soms afhankelijk van leraren of goeroes? Of kunnen we het antwoord en de motivatie vinden in de oude en heilige teksten? Of is het nodig dieper in onszelf te duiken waardoor we in een authentieke meditatieve staat komen zodat we angst en egoïsme achter ons kunnen laten?

Kortom, is yoga het pad naar collectieve spiritualiteit?

Espiritualidad en el Siglo 21 (Spanish)

Espiritualidad en el Siglo 21

 Estamos en el siglo 21 desde hace 2 décadas, aunque en muchos aspectos, la situación del mundo parece más cercana a “¡ La Edad Oscura !”

¿Qué significa ser espiritual en este siglo 21?

Miedo, espíritu de competición, agresividad, lucha por posesiones materiales, ambición, falta de cooperación, de solidaridad, de cuidados, de amor, incapacidad de conocerse a sí mismo o de conocer el mundo, son las actitudes predominantes en los seres humanos. ¿Cómo podemos, siendo estudiantes de yoga, contribuir a traer urgentemente un cambio en nosotros y por lo tanto en la sociedad? ¿Vamos a depender de “Masters” o “guru-s”? ¿Podríamos encontrar la respuesta y la motivación en los textos, a pesar de ser antiguos o sagrados? O, más bien ¿Tenemos que ahondar en nosotros mismos, a través de un autentico estado meditativo, dejando atrás el miedo y el egoísmo?

¿Podría el Yoga, ser el camino hacia la espiritualidad colectiva?

Spiritualità nel XXI secolo (Italian)

Siamo per due decenni nel 21 ° secolo ma, per molti aspetti, la situazione mondiale sembra essere più vicina a "l'era oscura!"

Cosa significa essere spirituali in questo XXI secolo?

La paura, lo spirito competitivo, l'aggressività, la lotta per i beni materiali, l'ambizione, la mancanza di cooperazione, la solidarietà, la cura, l'amore, l'incapacità di conoscere se stessi o di conoscere il mondo sono gli atteggiamenti predominanti degli esseri umani.

Come possiamo, in quanto studenti dello yoga, contribuire a portare con urgenza un cambiamento in noi e quindi nella società? Dipendiamo da Maestri o gurus? Potremmo trovare la risposta e le motivazioni nei testi sacri, per quanto antichi o sacri? O dobbiamo scavare più a fondo in noi stessi attraverso un autentico stato meditativo, lasciandoci dietro la paura e l'egoismo?

Lo yoga potrebbe essere un percorso verso una spiritualità collettiva?




All about the Zinal Congress 2019

In the Bhagavad Gita (6.29, 31–32) Krishna says that “The one whose self is unified by yoga sees the Self in all beings and all beings in the Self, seeing all with an equal vision…



Our guests of honor

Richard Moss

Richard Moss is an internationally respected leader in the field of inner transformation, subtle body-mind dynamics, and living a path of conscious relationships. In 1977 Richard was a practicing medical doctor when he experienced a spontaneous spiritual illumination that awakened him to the multi-dimensional nature of human consciousness. This realization profoundly transformed his understanding of the roots of emotional suffering, and inspired him to explore the almost limitless human potential for growth and healing.

Anna Gamma

Dr. Anna Gamma (1950) studied psychology and philosophy. In her professional life, she was mainly active in various institutions in a managerial position. As a longtime manager of the Lassalle-Institut, she expanded the seminar programme and developed leadership and coaching courses. Today she acts notably as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen.

Jeffrey C. Yuen

Jeffrey C. Yuen is the 88th Generation Daoist Master of Yu Ching Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School), Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect, ordained by 87th Generation Daoist Master Yu Wen, Jeffrey's adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Mr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine.

Maurice Daubard

Maurice Daubard became a Yoga teacher in 1970 and then in 1980 the first teacher in Europe specialised in adaptation to the cold and snow. Maurice Daubard‘s reputation is based on his teaching of the Tibetans’ Toumo and the ‘overcoming of Oneself’ in his extreme expeditions, but he nevertheless remains one of the best European Yoga teachers. He has taught yoga full-time since 1970 and his reputation goes beyond the borders of France.