The Schweibenalp guest house was built in 1896 and acquired in 1982 by the Foundation for the Realisation of Truth, Simplicity and Love, later to be named the Schweibenalp Foundation. Between 2009 and 2011, Schweibenalp expanded its orientation with the new seminar room named “Peace” and the Alpine Permaculture project.

All people are welcome in the experiential space of the Schweibenalp living and working community.

In the beginning, the sponsors steadily developed this place with their own resources, tireless commitment and enthusiasm. In 2007, it took the courageous step of investing 5.15 million Swiss francs in the modernisation of the hotel, the construction of a new seminar house and the building of a greenhouse.

The sources of income from the seminar business, the sale of Alpine Permaculture products and various other activities are stable. Nevertheless, the income is not sufficient to make long-term amortisations, to cover the annual maintenance costs and to finance new projects. The Schweibenalp Foundation therefore needs funding to secure the project as a whole in the long term.

The commitment of the over 40-year-old project promotes the development of the individual, the community and the local environment culturally, ecologically and economically. Schweibenalp thus contributes to raising awareness of regional, national and global issues and is also actively involved in the areas of intercultural and religious understanding as well as peace work.

The Canton of Bern has recognised Schweibenalp as a charitable foundation because it is active in social, cultural, educational and health-promoting areas.

The Centre of Unity Schweibenalp is committed to the great ethical and philosophical-spiritual ideals such as sincerity, simplicity, freedom, education of the heart and love, and strives to practice and implement inner and outer peace in all areas of life.

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Foundation Board

Sundar Robert Dreyfus

Founder of the Centre, doctor and psychotherapist, President of the Foundation Board

Esther Räz

Sense-oriented entrepreneur. President of the Foundation for Integral Peacebuilding

Johannes Lustenberger

Director Therapeutic Community Vosa di dentro

Heinrich Zak

Feng Shui Consultant, Qi Mag. International, Shaman of the Universe, Creative Spiritual Management

Thomas Brandt

Management ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, Friedrichshafen

Trishna Anne Marie Kläusli

Architect, Yoga teacher, Zhineng Qigong teacher, Sculptor
Trishna co-directed and lived at Schweibenalp from 1988-2000

Patronage Committee

The patronage committee includes personalities who have known the centre for many years and support its mission.

Felix Maria Woschek
World musician and intercultural peace work –

Elke Woschek
Therapist and intercultural peace work

Dr. Dr. J. J. Hurtak, USA
Futurist, Author, President Academy for Future Science (AFFS)

Dr. Desirée Hurtak, USA
Social scientist (environmental policy, international relations)

Lama Irene Frei (Dordje Drölma), Switzerland
Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Teacher of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

Adrian Glatthard, Switzerland
President BBO-Bank Brienz Oberhasli, Notary Public

Ulrike Hobbs-Scharner, Germany
Spiritual teacher

Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Germany
Naturopath, phytotherapist, mediator between humans and wilderness, gaiamantie

John Kharku Stewart, Thailand
Founder and Chairman of the internationally acclaimed Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa.

Karina Stewart, Thailand

Founder of the internationally acclaimed Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spelle Lehrerina, healing methods from West & East.

This is how you can support us with your donation:

1. by bank transfer to the Foundation’s donation account.

Thank you for your donation to the following bank account:

Schweibenalp Foundation, Schweibenalp 3855 Brienz

IBAN: CH73 0079 0016 6585 8647 7


Please specify the purpose of your donation under “Note”, whether it is for the foundation in general, the temple, the permaculture project or another purpose.

2. become a member of the Friends of Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp

Our Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp is growing and flourishing, but for its continued existence and blossoming the project is dependent on support funds.

We ask you – friend or sympathiser of the Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp – for support! With your annual or one-time contribution you will help us to put the project on a solid foundation for the next years.

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Important note: For deposits on accommodation bookings, purchases in the Lakshmi shop or of permaculture products as well as Lost & Found transfers, please use the account of the Zentrum der Einheit association:

Centre of Unity Schweibenalp, Schweibenalp, CH-3855 Brienz

IBAN: CH92 0079 0016 6397 7638 0