Come join us for a 6 day retreat coupling over 1500 years of the Shaolin teaching treasures of MIND, HEART, BODY with modern Positive Psychology “The Science of Happiness and Wellbeing”.

(2) 6-Day Retreats with Drs. Randall Birnberg, Abbot Shi Heng Zong and Shi Miao Hai.

 June 7-12, 2021 (6-Day) – ENGLISH


October 26-30,  2021 (6-Day) – GERMAN

You will leave with practical techniques and methods guaranteed to strengthen the mind and bring positivity in all your relationships, especially the relationship with yourself.

In this retreat, we deal intensively with the topic: “What makes us happy” and “How do we get lasting happiness”. We consider both from a Buddhist as well as from a scientific-psychological point of view.

The important points that are addressed include: dealing with emotions, past – present – future, how do we deal with anger, frustration, indecisiveness, unforgiveness, etc. How do we learn to manage our past and benefit from it? Issues such as self-management and compassion are also addressed.

Practical Qi Gong and meditation sessions will also take place in this retreat.

The retreat is offered once in German and once in English.
The instructors have years of experience teaching and guiding people.

Drs. Randall Birnberg has been dealing with positive psychology for years. He gives lectures and workshops and seminars in many well-known companies and also gives personal coaching.
Master Shi Heng Zong, as Abbot of Shaolin Temple Europe, is a Buddhist master who is concerned with the practical and practical teaching of Buddhism.

Shi Miao Hai is a novice at Shaolin Temple Europe and always impresses people despite his youth with his calm and relaxed manner and his enormous knowledge.

Both teachers from Shaolin Temple Europe are not only monks, but also pass on their knowledge to companies and managers in seminars on stress management, self-empowerment and conflict management, etc.

Practical techniques and methods to strengthen the mind and bring positivity in all of our relationships, especially those with ourselves, will accompany you home and in everyday life.
The retreat also includes all meals during the 6 days, guided daily meditations, insights into Shaolin martial arts with theory and daily Qi Gong practice.

The retreat includes all meals during the 6 days, guided daily meditations, Shaolin Arts including theory and daily Qi Gong practice.

June 2021 (6-Day) – ENGLISH


October 2021 (6-Day) – GERMAN

For more details, please contact the Shaolin Temple here

“EKELHAFT GUT GELAUNT” (AWFUL-LY HAPPY) Seminar, September 07, 2016

In this one of a kind presentation, Randall will share his personal experiences and quest to find his own happiness. He will also enlighten his audience with the science that supports positive relationships and individual wellbeing. His humorous delivery coupled with his unique Ocher platt Southside Chicago accent will entertain you and at the same time bring you closer to finding your own individual life satisfaction.

He will close up the presentation with some simple “Takeaways” designed to immediately get you started on your own personal quest.

He will remind you that everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Everyone deserves to be happy and satisfied!

It’s your choice!

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Self-Awareness and Mindfulness Seminar, June 07, 2016

Are you a mindful person? Are you aware of you your own wants and needs?

People have been asking themselves these questions for thousands of years.

‘Mindfulness’ is a hot topic in Western psychology at the moment: increasingly recognized as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings.

Although mindfulness has only recently been embraced by Western psychology, it is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and receptiveness.

In this seminar, you will learn the exact meaning of mindfulness. Additionally, we will practice mindfulness techniques that can be performed almost anywhere and by anyone. Come join us!

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Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence and Creativity Seminar, June 14, 2016

What are you inner voices telling you? Do they support your decisions? Do they build you up…..or tear you down?

Our self-esteem is largely effected by those inner voices. Self-esteem is affected by physical ill-health, negative life events such as losing your job or getting divorced, deficient or frustrating relationships, and a general sense of lack of control. Hence, in order to be successful both personally and socially, our self-esteem and self-confidence has to be strong and solid enough to believe in ourselves. People with a high self-esteem are more creative, more solution-oriented and generally more healthy, both physically and emotionally.

In this seminar, you will learn the exact meaning of self-esteem and self-confidence. Additionally, we will practice scientifically proven techniques to increase your self-esteem and help you lead a more happy and relaxed life. Come join us!

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Positive Relationship Workshop, November 24, 2015

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Positive Relationship Talk, November 19, 2015

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Positive Relationship Workshop, October 21, 2015

Do you have a partner? If so, would you call your relationship positive? What is a positive relationship anyway?

According to the experts, a positive relationship is one where both parties feel free to be themselves and at the same time can ask for what they need in a positive,concrete and specific way. This sometimes isn’t easy as judgement, criticism, expectations and our deep routed past baggage often get in the way.

In this Engish/German language workshop, you will learn how to find and be your authentic self in your partnership. Using time-tested role plays, you will also practice the techniques on how to ask for what you need without arguing or feeling unappreciated, items that often find their way into relationships. Participants will learn the process on how to support their partners and give them with they need and at the same time not losing yourself in the process.

Randall Birnberg, a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and Social Psychology PhD Researcher on “Life Satisfaction” will guide you through the science of Positive Relationships and give you hands-on techniques showing how to create that perfect partnership. You will walk away with tools designed to, in the end, make you a happier person in your relationships. Because isn’t that what we all deserve to be….happy.

We strongly recommend that you also bring your partner to this extremely valuable and useful workshop.

See you soon!

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Das Geheimnis von Positiver Psychologie am Arbeitsplatz, November 02-04, 2015

Bei diesem Seminar werden die Untersuchungen und Erkenntnisse aus dem Bereich “positive Psychologie am Arbeitsplatz” vorgestellt, die ergeben haben, dass zufriedene Menschen gesünder sind, länger leben, eine höhere Sozialkompetenz haben und somit letztendlich erfolgreicher sind. Diese Menschen sind glücklicher, da sie ihre Stärken zu nutzen wissen.

Die Teilnehmer lernen die Grundlagen, wie der Arbeitsplatz auf Basis der eigenen Stärken angenehmer und produktiver gestaltet werden kann. Es geht darum zu erkennen, wie man das Beste, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, von Kollegen und Mitarbeitern bekommt. In Rollenspielen werden typische Arbeitssituationen simuliert, die die Mitarbeiterzufriedenheit, sowohl positiv als auch negativ entscheidend beeinflussen können.

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Positive Kommunikation macht glücklich – auch im Beruf, September 26, 2015

  • Wie Sie mit mehr Dankbarkeit Ihre individuelle Glücksstrategie entwickeln
  • Wie Sie Ihre persönlichen Stärken erkennen, entwickeln und für Ihre Ziele einsetzen
  • Wie Sie mit mehr Achtsamkeit soziale Bindungen aufbauen und Beziehungen stärken
  • Wie Sie Ihren Mitarbeitern durch Vertrauen mehr Raum für Kreativität und Wachstum geben
  • Wie Sie die positive Kommunikation in Ihrem Team und zwischen den Abteilungen langfristig verbessern
  • Wie Sie mit mehr Wertschätzung eine positive Atmosphäre schaffen und Ihre Ziele erreichen
  • Wie Sie mit mehr Empathie eine positive Basis für eine offene Kommunikation schaffen
  • Wie Sie mit der richtigen Einstellung und den passenden Worten die ideale Wirkung erzielen
  • Wie Sie ehrlich und respektvoll miteinander umgehen und auf Augenhöhe kommunizieren

In seinem Workshop führt Sie Randall Birnberg, ein Certified Positive Psychology Coach aus Chicago, sowohl beruflich als auch privat auf die Glücksspur.

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Positive Engagement Workshop … From what is wrong to what is strong, September 09, 2015

“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive”. It’s no wonder that strengths play an important part in are happiness and in the last 15 years or so, research evidence supports the value of identifying and playing to your strengths. Benefits for the individual include elevated vitality and motivation, a greater sense of direction and higher probability of goal attainment, not to mention increased self-confidence and productivity Actually, identifying and building our character strengths are the backbone of Positive Psychology. Using our 5 highest strengths also leads to: More positive emotions, more engagement, better relationships, more meaning in our life and more accomplishments.

In this workshop, the participants will first learn self-awareness and how to discover ones strengths. You will learn to understand and develop your own individual strengths in order to improve your performance and life satisfaction. Once we have discovered your 5 top strengths though thought provoking role-plays and introspection, we will discuss how they can be applied to your current job or find that perfect other job. The goal here is to find what you love and to go toward that goal. The presentation will end with some ‘take aways’ intended to have the participants use their newly found strengths straight away. Please join us for this special event and I can almost guarantee you’ll walk away with some profoundly new ways to identify and use your strengths. This will make you and everyone around you more happy. After all, isn’t that what we’re all looking for, happiness.

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