Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2023

Course unit title ZEN-Meditation and Self-Coaching
Course unit code 800101021800
Language of instruction
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2023
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Hans-Walter HOPPENSACK, Martin MEUSBURGER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

The method of ZEN und ways to coach oneself using ZEN-elements. Writing a process diary. Reflection of the individual process within the plenum and individual dialogue.

Learning outcomes

Students gain knowledge about the zen-process and are able to meditate on their own. By using elements of zen, they are able to coach their own feelings and thoughts.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

kick-off stimulus units, practice and applications, reflexions within the plenum and individual dialogue.

Assessment methods and criteria

Presentations to the plenum and individual interviews. Knowledge about the ZEN process and self reflection.


The course takes place outside the FHV. The location will be announced soon.

Recommended or required reading

Von Brück, Michael (2016): ZEN. Geschichte und Praxis. 3. Auflage. München: C-H.  Beck.

Gamma. Anna (2017): Den eigenen Platz im Ganzen finden. Persönlichkeitsentwicklung in einer globalisierten Welt. 1. Auflage. Petersberg: Via Nova.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Lessons within an intensive study week, including kick-off stimulus units and practice.