"I wanted to live a life that I could regret at some point." For over 30 years, Bernhard Moestl has been living his dream of a free, non-conformist life. He travelled the world as a professional photographer and tour guide, spent formative years in Asia and now lives as a multiple bestselling author in his adopted country Romania. He has remained a traveller.
With Master Shi De Cheng in Shaolin, 1996
With Master Sunil Kumar in Calicut, 2018
The legendary series "Kung-Fu" awakened in Bernhard Moestl as a child the dream of one day becoming a disciple of the legendary martial monks of Shaolin. He studied their martial arts meticulously for many years and internalised the teachings of Zen Buddhism as well as the physical and mental techniques of the famous fighters. in 1996, his dream actually became reality: as one of few Europeans, he was granted access to the monastery and thus 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 transfer the millennia-old principles of victory without fighting to the demands of everyday Western life and leadership. In many true-to-life examples, he illustrates how we can find calm, clarity and inner strength with the power of thought, thus revealing the secret of the unbeatable Shaolin technique. To this day, inspired by the Shaolin philosophy of Zen and the principles of external and internal martial arts, he writes bestsellers on topics such as decision-making, change and emotion control.
Seminar leader at various educational institutions, lecturer for photography, leadership as well as communication at the Danube University Krems (Austria), consultant to high-ranking executives: Bernhard Moestl passes on 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 experiences as a Shaolin disciple, self-employed, tour guide, lecturer and author. If you wish longer-term support and personal development, there is the possibility in selected cases to book a mentoring with Bernhard Moestl. Whether in a company or privately - benefit from the calm clarity of Asian wisdom and ask Bernhard Moestl to mentor you.
At the age of seven, Bernhard Moestl got his first camera. The fascinating world of photography that this opened up for him was never to let him go. Later, Bernhard Moestl became a professional photographer. He travelled the world as a photojournalist on behalf of international media, ran a photo studio in Vienna for several years and, as a workshop and course leader, introduced many people to the essence and craft of photography.
"Photography is life. It wants your whole soul, your full 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 13 foreign language editions 13 (Bulgarian, English, Estonian, Hindi, Dutch, Italian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Czech) 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