Philosophy – Swami Pujan
Swami Pujan (Stephan Kahlert) is a German-born Psychologist who studied Yoga Philosophy (Jnana Yoga) in India and Australia for many years. He received the title of “Swami” after initiation with his teacher, Bhagavan Shree Rajneesh, who is a world-renowned spiritual guide and teacher from Puma, India. Through his first teacher, he continues to transmit the message that spirituality is a joyful journey, filled with passion and the celebration of life. After the passing of his teacher in 1990, Swami Pujan pursued his interest in studying Theravada Buddhism and teaching Vipassana Meditation Retreats in Australia and New Zealand, as well as studying Soto Zen Buddhism under the Japanese master, Hogen Daido Yamahata.
In Australia, he was the staff teacher at Byron Yoga Center for over ten years and facilitated seminars and retreats all over Asia and Europe. He currently resides on Koh Phangan with his wife, sharing his knowledge in a very approachable way for Western students. His teaching style is fun and engaging, and he has the ability to explain complex Eastern philosophical concepts in an easy-to-grasp way for people of all levels.