School of loving and dying

“School” (from greek: scholè) originally referred to empty time, a time to rest and be free from public duties, a time for personal development. With the school of loving and dying we want to revitalise school in its original meaning. Using carefully selected techniques from eastern and western (embodied) philosophical traditions, bodywork, martial art, dance, theater, and so on, we try to detect and dismantle power structures that limit how we think, feel, speak, and move (see also “enabling constraints” on the intuition page). This way we (partially) suspend the (neo-liberal and patriarchal) pressures to perform, to be useful, efficient, purposeful, healthy, and beautiful. Instead, we offer a space and tools to explore and express your own way of being human. 

Placing diversity and difference at its core, the learning process we propose is a “being-different-together and becoming-together as an expression of differences, as part of a shared process participated in differentially” (Manning & Massumi, 2014). Designed as a tender institute, our school can take different shapes to align itself with the needs of its current members. We welcome all learners, regardless of their philosophies of life, traditions, religions, gender, or sexual orientation.

The school of loving and dying is the bridge between the existential research center and society at large. Through lectures, workshops, and publications our new research findings are translated, implemented, and made accessible to a wider audience.

Information about our existential research you find by clicking here.

All offerings you find by clicking here.