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Birth Year 1964
Gender Male
Country Switzerland
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less I spent several months in a secluded remote mountain-monastery 3500 above sea level, in Bhutan, - where I was the only Westerner among 40 other monks, who introduced me to Tibetan Buddhism. I was given unique learnings of ancient, secretive Tibetan mediations that included, practicing stillness for several hours each day, followed by secretive Tibetan healing rituals, chanting, vows, prostrations, mantras, and silent sitting- & walking meditation. Eventually I was kept in a small, retreat hut (4m2) - in pure isolation where I often meditated up to 12 hours every day - over a period of 100 days with no reading, no writing and no listing music nor talking to anyone. One a week the Master and a young novice visited me, and left me a profound answer to reflect for the following week. - the first question was. What are you seeking ? It took me more than 5 weeks to figure out what was meant ...this was the initial transformation of my healing process.
Last Updated October 2, 2017

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?

Cancer

Type of cancer

Brain

Can you be more specific?

Anaplastic Meningioma

Highest stage of cancer

4

Year diagnosed

2007

Current health status

Condition is stable or shrinking

Year you healed or became stable

2007

Type of Healing

I never used ANY conventional medical treatment and yet still healed.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Biopsy or Pathology Report, Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc)

Treatment

Do you ever plan to try conventional medicine?

Yes, I'm definitely open to it

Check any of the 9 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Tibetan meditation, Practicing stillness in isolation for 100 days

Story

Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

I had undergone several test, that were carried out by the neurologists that included:

hearing and vision

skin sensitivity

balance and co-ordination

memory and mental agility, - using simple questions or arithmetic

After I was tested with MRI and with biopsy when I was diagnosed with malignant brain tumour (Anaplastic Meningioma)

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

Once I was diagnosed with malignant brain tumour (Anaplastic) Meningioma) - I decided to leave the hospital without having any conventional treatments. This was the beginning of long journey into the unknown - it was scary to face what I never knew what I needed to feel and learn how to let go, - overcoming one of the most aggressive brain tumour.

This required to learn how to learn differently, - coping with the unexpected and to let go of things that no longer were of need and made sense to me. After I left the hospital, - I spent a few days in the Swiss mountains and clearly felt intuitively that there must be another way to cure myself, - other through conventional methods. Upon my return to Zurich, - my best mate at that time gave me a small book from a Vietnamese Zen Master, which I read in no time and thereafter decided to visit him personally in his spiritual retreat in South-West of France. I was welcomed by the spiritual community and introduced to Buddhist rituals and practiced for the first time in my life "stillness", - was taught how to mediate and participated in daily sangha`s and dharma talks until one day I was summoned to see the Zen Master himself, who challenged me about my self-knowledge and self-awareness, until I was given the exclusive privilege to join a secluded, remote mountain monastery in the Himalayas, - 3500 meters above sea level.

A place I did not even know it existed, cut off from any civilisation. Upon arrival in Paro Airport, - I was welcomed by two young Buddhist novices, who spoke a bit of English, - who accompanied me in a small bus, until we reached a small village on the edge of many high mountains. Prior to trek up the mountain, we were practicing secretive Tibetan mediation and Buddhist rituals which were repeated every hour - until we reached the mountain monastery. Upon arrival at the mountain monastery each and every monk greeted me personally and gave me his khatang (white cloth) - expressing their respect, gratitude, affection and celebration to welcome me at their monastery. The same day I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism when I learnt about the 10 key values which was expected to practice during my entire stay, - other than a bowl, three robes, a bathing cloth, a kettle of water, a water filter, a razor and sandals, candles and candle lantern everything else was left behind. I was summoned to join the community for meditation and practicing Tibetan secretive rituals that often took several hours each day. After we ate a bowl of rice with vegetables and drank butter tea. A ritual that was practiced twice a day, morning before sun rise and evening after sunset. All in all my days mainly comprised with practicing stillness, sitting- & walking meditation, cultivating Tibetan secretive rituals as well as mantras and pusha`s for several months until one day I was kept in absolute in pure isolation and resided in a tiny wooden-hut 2x2 m2, - with a very small window. I was not allowing to leave the hut for 100 days – without talking to anyone, no writing, not reading, and not listening music …I sat on a wooden block, covered with dried grass where I meditated, slept, ate and washed myself – a time I may never forget as I was not only challenged with my deepest inners fears, anxieties, - but learnt how to let go of everything that no longer made sense or gave me purpose. It was hard – very hard and often I was so scared I did not know whether I will ever leave the monastery – alive ? After a few weeks I managed to follow my rituals which made me feel safe, secure and I was inspired and felt courageous, saw things clearer about myself, became more conscious and compassionate, - as I dived into my deepest inner-self for the very first time in my life – a time where I slowly forgot about that I am actually ill – very ill.

Also a time where I managed to mediated for several hours in a row – often up to 12 hours per day over several weeks. I felt very strong, resistant and balanced and light-but observing myself towards the inside. After 100 days in isolation I was welcomed by the monasterial community .

A few weeks later I was prepared for departure – following and embracing secretive Tibetan rituals and rare mantras - still not knowing whether I was cured and healed – not knowing, whether I will survive at last. It was until I went back to the Neurological Clinic in Zurich that I found out that my malignant brain tumour disappeared for ever. In fact it was scientifically proven that no other external influences or convention treatment were used. This was 10 years – still the Swiss Media, many people, friends and family including medical doctors questioned me for weeks the way I proceeded and handled my illness – did it help why one questioned me ?

No, because in life we need to learn how to learn differently overcoming to cope with the unknown. At the end of the day it is the unknown we are all scared to move forward and once we discover and explore sometimes that is so incredibly different other the way we were brought up educated and trained – we question it because we are all scared.

Would I do it again – any time.

UPDATE: As of April 2020, Christian is thriving post-diagnosis.

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

I think it was the enormous high expectation I had from myself and others about me, - the constant comparison and striving to be better going further and higher .....This made me change the way I look at life, society and business today - read more at. www.bondingandbelonging.com/books-and-articles

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