»I never wanted to live a life I might regret.« For over 30 years, Bernhard Moestl has been living his dream of a free, non-conformist life. He has travelled the world as a professional photographer and tour guide, spent his formative years in Asia and now lives in his adopted country of Romania as an international bestselling author. He has remained a traveller.
With Master Shi De Cheng in Shaolin, 1996
With Master Sunil Kumar in Calicut, 2018
When Bernhard Moestl was a child, the legendary »Kung-Fu« series inspired him to dream of one day becoming a student of the legendary Shaolin monks. For many years, he studied their martial arts meticulously, absorbing the teachings of Zen Buddhism as well as the physical and mental techniques of the famous fighters. In 1996, his dream finally came true: as one of the few Europeans, he was granted access to the monastery and thus gained deep insights into the monks' world of thought. This was to change his view of things forever.
In his international bestseller »Shaolin - How to Win Without Fighting«, Bernhard Moestl was the first to apply the millennia-old principles of winning without fighting to the demands of everyday Western life and leadership. Using many true-to-life examples, he illustrates how we can find peace, clarity and inner strength through the power of thought, revealing the secret of the unbeatable Shaolin technique. Inspired by the Shaolin philosophy of Zen and the principles of external and internal martial arts, he continues to write bestselling books on topics such as decision making, change and emotional control.
Seminar leader at various educational institutions, lecturer in photography, leadership and communication at the Danube University Krems (Austria), consultant to high-level executives: Bernhard Moestl shares his extensive knowledge wherever the highest quality content is required. His deep conviction that a true master should be surpassed by his students has led thousands of people to excellence over the past twenty years.
You too can experience Bernhard Moestl live and benefit from his diverse experience as a Shaolin disciple, entrepreneur, tour guide, lecturer and author. If you are looking for longer-term support and personal development, you can book a mentoring session with Bernhard Moestl in selected cases. Whether in a company or privately - benefit from the calm clarity of Asian wisdom and ask Bernhard Moestl to mentor you.
Bernhard Moestl got his first camera at the age of seven. The fascinating world of photography that it opened up for him was never to let him go. Bernhard Moestl went on to become a professional photographer. He travelled the world as a photojournalist for international media, ran a photo studio in Vienna for several years and introduced many people to the essence and craft of photography as a workshop and course leader.
»Photography is life. It wants your entire soul, your entire attention. It doesn't want to share you with anyone.«
Chinese name 莫 愽汉 Born 13. March 1970 Place of birth Vienna Star sign Pisces Ascendant Scorpio Chinese star sign Dog Height 187 cm Place of residence Brasov (RO) Learned prof essions Photographer, medical masseur Other professions Tour guide, author, lecturer Foreign languages English, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, French Greatest talent Free speech Countries visited 121 Rotary-Club Wien-Hietzing Book publications 14 foreign language editions 13 (Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hindi, Italian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian) Total circulation ca 1.500.000 copies Publisher Droemer Knaur Company SC Happy Guys SRL
Rotary Club in Nakhon Rachasima, Thailand, 2015
GoAsia!20 in the Himalayas, 2020
Book presentation in Vienna, 2018
Presenter at the Mariza concert in Bucharest, 2020
With Peter Maffay in Brasov, 2015
TED Talk Brasov, 2019
With students in China, 2019
With Vienna's Mayor Michael Häupl, 2009