Deceleration – to the actuality of mysticism


In a world of too many information and too much senses, many people are at the physical and mental limits. What can we learn in such moments by Niklaus von Flüe? On the occasion of Brother Klaus’ s 600th birthday, the Academia Engelberg Foundation has organized a dialogue on the basic values of society.

Under the title “Deceleration. On the actuality of mysticism, “Prof. Susanne Koeberle and Prof. Philipp Theisohn, University of Zurich, gave an introduction. Afterwards, Prof. Cornelia Herberichs, University of Stuttgart, Prof. Gerd Folkers, ETH Zurich and Pastor Christoph Hürlimann, Kappel a. Albis, under the direction of Norbert Bischofberger of SRF1, discussed the retreat and reflection, serenity and frugality and relatedness. The occasion with almost 100 participants was concluded with an aperitif and lively discussions.


In 2017 we celebrate the 600th year of birth of Niklaus von Flüe, also called Brother Klaus. With two events, the Academia Engelberg contributes to this historic event.

On November 15, 2016, experts discussed the possibilities of deceleration in the sense of Brother Klaus.

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