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Wisdom Symposium – How do we want to live together?

August 29 - August 31

Symposium 2021

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 Wisdom Together Symposium, August 29th – 31st 2021


Wisdom Together Symposium 2021

We understand the current situation as an invitation to actively and joyfully turn towards life. Especially in times of private as well as collective lockdown the need of people to come together, to experience togetherness and to exchange experiences is getting stronger and stronger. We do this by working together on this project.

How do we want to live together?

is the theme of our next Wisdom Together Symposium, which will take place August 29-31, 2021, at the SeinZ Hotel in Bad Kohlgrub.

How do we want to live together? is a multidimensional question that is currently occupying very many of us. So, we would like to invite people for whom the inner development is related to the experienced world.

People who share their experiences and ideas of communal life and are open to learn in common exchange.

We would like to explore the question; which ideas can be a stimulus for future living together also on a social level.

So, we are looking forward to 

  • People, who in love with life go or would like to go new ways
  • Scientists who focus on the development of the free human being.
  • Artists who see themselves and their work in harmony with life.
  • People who already live-in alternative communities and networks


During our time together we would like to

  •  discover what inspiring initiatives already exist
  • explore where life is calling us
  • share what knowledge and wisdom we carry within us
  • trust in what can emerge
  • connect with other people and ideas
  • live in joy and openness together in nature in every moment.

Each of these points will be supported by the various offerings during the symposium including:

Impulse lectures, workshops on identity issues, ego understanding and development, dialogue forums, meditation-breath-attention techniques, vision work, silent moments, movement offerings, experience with one’s own voice and much more.

For this we may experience the different rooms of the SeinZ and the nature of the foothills of the Alps.

We are looking forward to exploring and shaping our future together with you from 29.08. to 31.08.2021 in a lively, free and loving way.


The Wisdom Together Team

What are our questions?

How do we want to live in joy?

explores the aspect of how we can recognize, deepen and develop our abilities of perception, experience and creation.

How do we want to live together?

is the question of different forms of social communities, which can also act as impulse generators on a social level.

Basic ideas

Life itself is a self-creating process and we are part of it. Or as the quantum physicist Hans-Peter Dürr once put it: “We have assumed that the earth was created by a big bang many thousands of years ago. But in fact, it is banging every second!” Our consciousness is connected to all living forms of life and has great creative power.

We all are coming together to be open, curious and willing to see life from the eyes of the other and others. Connecting to what wants to emerge.

Explore and experience different ways of how to live together. Come to Bad Kohlgrub.

Come to Wisdom Together in Bod Kohlgrub on August 29th – 31st 2021 and meet our inspiring speakers and participants.

Our Wisdom Together Symposium needs many helping hands who put in their time and energy to make this gathering a deep and inspiring event for everybody. We would appreciate if you could honor this efforts with a donation. And do not forget to book your hotel room at SeinZ Wisdom resort.

At the Symposium we will have

Impulse lectures, workshops on identity issues, ego understanding and development, dialogue forums, meditation-breath-attention techniques, vision work, silent moments, movement offerings, experience with one’s own voice and much more.



Mathias fersterer ist in der Lebensgemeinschaft für das Brotbacken zuständig.

Matthias Fersterer

Andrea Vetter

Andrea Vetter

Creating embedding for a good life for all

Starting from our two world centers – the Klein Jasedow community in Lassaner Winkel (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and the House of Change in Heinersdorf in the Odervorland (Brandenburg) – we think about what it means to love a good life for everyone in the here and now .

By creating embedding and relating: with one another, with a place, with human and non-human beings and in between our places, we are redefining networking and regional development.

The challenges of the present demand attitudes and ways of life that question paradigms of plannability, technical progress and reformability of existing forms of society on a deep level.

Mechanistic utopias of great power, which are also echoed in images of a brave new eco-world, have proven to be mirages. Instead of continuing to nourish fantasies of comprehensive global change, we practice cyclical, common and emancipatory life – right here, right now.


I was born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1980. After extensive years of study and wandering through Ireland, England, Scotland and Brittany, I have been living in the Klein Jasedow community in the gently rolling hills and coast of the Lassaner Winkel in Eastern Pomerania since 2009.

Here I co-founded the magazine “Oya – living sustainable for grandchildren” and the “Kleine Dorfschule Lassaner Winkel”. I am father of two children, I like to tell stories, bake sourdough bread for our community of thirty and make cider.

Among other things, I am concerned with questions about the succession of generations: How can founding impulses be passed on and can room for new impulses arise at the same time? As the translator and publisher of Drachen Verlag, I make selected texts by authors who promote internal and external change accessible to a German-speaking readership, including David Abram, Wendell Berry and Ursula K. Le Guin.

I am currently translating Le Guin’s great Yin utopia “Always Coming Home” – a real heart project! Although it is an essential need for me to thoroughly investigate complex trains of thought and to ask deeper and deeper questions, I let myself be guided not only by the intellect, but also by intuition and feeling.


Andrea Vetter, born 1981, lives in Brandenburg and Berlin and accompanies social change in the sense of a socio-ecological transformation as a transformation researcher, speaker and author.

Since October 2021, substitute professor in the “Transformation Design” course at the Braunschweig University of Art. 2018 PhD to Dr. phil. at the Philosophical Faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Author of, among others, “Degrowth / Post growth for introduction” (Junius, 2019), “Konvivial Technique. Empirical technology ethics for a post-growth society ”(Transcript, 2021) and“ The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism ”(Verso, 2022). Since 2009 organization and program management of numerous socio-political and scientific conferences, conventions, festivals and summer schools on post-growth, degrowth and feminism. 2017-19 advisor for postal growth and press officer at the concept work Neue Ökonomie (Leipzig).

Since 2017 editor of the magazine “Oya – enkeltauglichleben”. Since 2018 founder and co-creator of the art and learning location Haus des Wandels e.V. in East Brandenburg. Member of, among other things, the network for economic management and AEIDL (Association Européenne pour l’Information sur le Development Local).


Dr. Thomas Latka

Thomas Latka

The Japanese philosophy of Shumei: integration of natural agriculture, spirituality and cultural exchange.

Japanese farmers in Germany? Yes! Shumei is an international organization, which is concerned to think and live natural agriculture, spirituality and cultural exchange together. There are Shumei centers and farms in many countries of the world, which are dedicated to this integrative work. I would like to introduce you to one of them, the Shumei farm in Steinfurth near Frankfurt, and tell you about my experiences at Shumei.

Studied philosophy in Frankfurt, Munich and Kyoto/Japan and doctorate on the Japanese philosophy of space, place and atmosphere. Active in the software industry for over 20 years in various roles from developer to board member, always with an enthusiasm for the possibilities but also a sensitivity for the limits of what is possible.

Since 10 years own alternative practitioner and coaching practice in Munich, further education in hypnosystemics, systemic constellations and energetic methods. Lecturer for philosophy at Munich University and lecturer for therapeutic training institutes.

Since 5 years active member of Shumei e.V., a Japanese association for the integration of natural agriculture, spirituality and cultural exchange.

Markus Spitzer

Markus Spitzer

Community, peace and personal freedom

Auenweide is an ecologically built housing development northwest of Vienna that seeks answers to two social problems. Loneliness and wealth inequality.

Especially now, in the time of the pandemic, our societies are recognizing more and more the pain that loneliness causes. The community of the Auenweide should give the individual security and support AND at the same time more freedom than living in isolation. And the second premise is: There is no ready and valid solution for life in community. What counts is listening to and responding to what is alive in and around us.

From our point of view, wealth inequality is a central issue on the way to the question of how we want to live. With the wealth pool we create sustainable landing places for wealth and at the same time change the way we deal with money.empowering for individuals and pacifying for the community of people with and without money.

In summer 2017, Markus Spitzer founded “die Auenweide” (, a community housing project financed by an asset pool in St. Andrä-Wördern near Vienna. In 2010, he built his first community housing project in Vienna ( and since 2013 he has been an organizational consultant working primarily with housing projects, universities, start-ups and alternative schools in the areas of community building and organizational development.

Geseko von Lüpke

Geseko von Lüpke

Communities as initiators for socio-political issues / projects

For around a quarter of a century, a steadily growing number of people of all social classes and ages have been making a fundamental change in their biography.

Stepping out of the middle-class core family and deciding to live together in an ecovillage. The number of such communities is growing steadily, as there is a need to overcome traditional ways of life and to develop alternatives in times of crisis.

There are now more than 10,000 such projects around the world. The International Ecovillage Network is recognized by the United Nations, which understands many of the life forms developed there as models of sustainability and regeneration. In contrast to the beginning of the community movement in the 80s, when ecovillages apparently only housed dropouts and hippies, social research is now also recognizing that intentional communities have developed a whole range of sustainable technologies, have gained a lot of experience in sustainable lifestyles and can provide models for post-fossil cultures and post-growth economies. Different communities see themselves as research workshops for new social structures.

Decentralization, self-sufficiency, regenerative agriculture, other forms of communication, conflict mediation, new forms of learning. In addition, they now have four decades of experience with a change in values ​​towards an ecological, socially balanced and multicultural way of life, the search for interreligious spiritual values ​​and can therefore serve as models for a reconstruction of village and cooperative life. In this respect, ecovillages can actually serve as a model for what the future might look like and can be understood as ‘islands of the future’ for a time that is possible after a ‘great change’ in our contemporary culture.


In summer 2017, Markus Spitzer founded “die Auenweide” (, a community housing project financed by an asset pool in St. Andrä-Wördern near Vienna. In 2010, he built his first community housing project in Vienna ( and since 2013 he has been an organizational consultant working primarily with housing projects, universities, start-ups and alternative schools in the areas of community building and organizational development.

Cornelius Pietzner

Cornelius Pietzner

Impulse Lecture:
Some principles of living in and creating community

I will speak about some principles of living in community, andcreating community that I have found to be useful, as well as someexperiences of both failures and successes.


Cornelius Pietzner has over 20 years of personal experience living and working in intentional communtiies. He grew up in a Camphill community in Northern Ireland and the United States, and later established a life-sharing community where he lived for 14 years with disabled young adults in Pennsylvania based on the ideas of Dr. Karl König and Rudolf Steiner.There are presently over 150 Camphill communities worldwide. He was President of the Camphil Association of North America for many years,which included over 10 Camphill communities in Canada and the USA ranging from 300 people on 1000 acres of land to smaller urban settings. In 2002 he moved to Switzerland to serve until 2011 as Chief Financial Officer on the Executive Board at the Goetheanum (, General Anthroposophical Society, Switzerland with affiliates in 90 countries and activities in bio-dynamic agriculture, medicine and therapy, (Waldorf) education, ethical banking and business, and the arts. He was Managing Director of Mind &Life Europe ( until 2021. Prior to that he served as Vice Chairman and Treasurerof the Board of Directors. Mind & Life was founded by the Dalai Lama and neuro-scientist Francisco Varela and is active throughout Europe in multiple sectors. Pietzner is CEO of Alterra Impact Finance GmbH, an impact investment, management and advisory firm in Switzerland. Alterra supports start-up companies with mission-aligned capital and business development which have a positive social and envrionmental impact. He has been active in supporting a transition related to a human-centered economy. He serves as Trustee/Advisory Board on a number of companies and charitable organizations and foundations in the USA and Europe.

Pietzner lives in Dornach,Switzerland and Vienna, Austria.


SeinZ Hotel – Wisdom Resort

Wisdom Together is excited to facilitate the next Wisdom Together Symposium together with the SeinZ Hotel in Bad Kohlgrub.

We are looking forward to exploring and shaping our future together with you from 29.08. (we start at 5pm) to 31.08.2021 (end at 7pm with a dinner)  in a lively, free and loving way.

On an idyllically situated estate in the Ammergau Alps. A place for conscious living and finding one’s own wisdom. Where silence, life and change can be felt. And each person with their own story is the focus.

Symposium Location

SeinZ Hotel
Kurhausstrasse 1
82433 Bad Kohlgrub

Date & Time

August 29th, 2021 – Program start at 5pm
August 31st, 2021 – Program ends at 7pm


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