Peter Munthe-Kaas

We exist in a world where everything is happening in and as relationship. From the simple truths of taiji and bodywork to the complexity of Actor Network Theory, most of the stuff I find interesting these days deals with relationships – focusing on what is going on between elements, rather than on the elements themselves.

The last 15 years of my life has been a journey of unlearning fixed patterns of mind and body, trusting experience rather than dogma. In 2006 I fell in love with taiji chuan and has been practicing on a daily basis ever since. I have trained with masters in the USA, Canada and Taiwan and while I am certainly no master myself I have a good understanding of the practice and can teach at a high level.

I have been leading circling and surrendered leadership since 2015 and consider myself to be one of the most experienced circling leaders in Europe. Circling has really opened the relational field for me and has brought me into much deeper resonance with my surroundings as I am willing to show more of myself and to sense more into others.

I am one of the core creators of the Danish Authentic Relating Festival and one of the creators of the circling.eu community. Authentic Relating practices (from partner dancing to circling) has given me some of my most profound learning experiences in the last 5 years of my life.

Since 2017 I have been practicing intuitive bodywork and in 2019 I started on the Manuvision Body Therapy education. Working intimately with bodies have opened a new realm of human existence for me and keeps presenting new mysteries.

Skillful living for me concerns harmonious relating. To my body-being. To others. To society. And to nature. The practices I teach and promote are all meant to improve your relationships and allow you to lead a more skillful and harmonious life.

Things that inspire me

BOOKS

Dao De Jing [Laozi]
I keep returning to this one. And it keeps giving.

The little prince [Antoine de Saint-Exupéry]
Wisdom hidden in a simple childrens book.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Richard Bach]
About the seagull who transcends this reality.

Going to pieces without falling apart [Mark Epstein]
A beautiful book on Buddhism and psychology.

Zen Body-being [Peter Ralston]
Wisdom on how to be in the world.

The elegant self [Rob McNamara]
Pointing to new levels of adult development.

AUDIO/VIDEO

Sacred in the everyday – Ram Dass
One of my favorite talks by Ram Dass.

The reason you suffer – Alan Watts
Alan Watts talks about wuwei and other interesting stuff.

Living the Change – Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein talks about the new story of global development.

Century of the self – Adam Curtis
A beautiful documentary on the impact of psychoanalysis over the last 100 years..

Exploring Taiji
An online video programme for learning taiji created by my sifu Torben Bremann.