Ilse in Kiel

An email to Integrales Forum in Germany resulted in an answer from Hanna in Kiel. We had a intense and lovely Thursday evening together and then she left for a weekend seminar. And I was also about to leave, when her mother, Ilse, invited me to stay. So I did.

Have had three wonderful days here, talking a lot with Ilse, walking, working, cooking …

Ilse has been teaching meditation for decades and is working with earth healing in a lot of ways. Now she is 85 and is slowing down, letting life become smaller and more quiet..

For me it has been so wonderful to be with her, listen and open to her slower pace. Relax and see what is really important. Connect to her way of seeing nature as filled with energy beings and love. Thank you!


2 Responses to Ilse in Kiel

  1. Hanna Huendorf October 27, 2011 at 17:10 #

    Dear Stina, I’m so glad I spontaneously invited you and became the first stage of your journey in Germany. My mum (Ilse) asked me – a bit worried – whether you had really given up your flat… she couldn’t quite imagine it. I suppose because she has been homeless on the treck, fleeing from the Russians towards the Western zones, only just making it twice. Having a home is a priviledge to her, and you have enjoyed her cosy home, full of nature spirits.
    I can appreciate the spirit of you quest, having once felt the freedom of possessing only as much as I could carry on my back – the feeling to be welcome in many places and making myself at home. Home is where my heart is. If the heart is as big as the world…. the world is my home….

  2. Stina October 29, 2011 at 11:19 #

    Thank you Hanna!
    It was so wonderful to meet both you and your mother. And I’m impressed and inspired by the work you do by teaching Buddhism and the working with the Heart. And the two three year long retreats you’ve done, that is impressive.
    Wish you all the best and hope to see you again!
    Big Heart, Stina

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