+ MY JOURNEY +

I do not harm, I do not hurt

I support, I help

I polish my body, soul, and spirit

– Táltos (Hungarian shaman) mantra

MY JOURNEY

The Beginnings

I grew up in Budapest, Hungary, in a loving family with my father, mother, and sister. Our childhood years were innocent and beautiful, but teenage years felt often like a war zone, with challenging family dynamics. I often withdrew, becoming the “silent kid” as I suppressed many emotions like anger and frustration. Around the age of 13-14, I started writing poetry with the tiniest letters, reflecting my small confidence and voice. Just a year ago, I found and threw out all this poetry. I only remember one line:

“You can’t trust anyone.”

Meanwhile, my father’s support sparked my love for technology. By age seven, I was programming and using a soldering iron. At fourteen, I designed my first website, and by seventeen, I earned my first paycheck from a small website program code I created for a car dealership (PHP). During my studies as an IT Engineer, I freelanced until I found my ideal role as a front-end engineer. In the next five years, I became a senior front-end team lead. Driven by my peers, I achieved a high school dream by moving to Switzerland.

As some stepping stones on my mindfulness path I’ve practiced Bujutsu-Kai Kenshin-Ryu (a Hungarian martial arts based on Japanese tradition), and I’ve started practicing zen Buddhist meditation (rather inconsistently).

MY JOURNEY

The Mindset Shift

In Hungary and in Switzerland I’ve used alcohol and other substances as an escape mechanism to hide from my problems. Parallel to this I’ve started to pay some attention to how I eat and how can I have a healthier diet.

After five challenging and rewarding years at a Swiss company, I defined my life’s vision, focusing on personal growth and improving workplace practices. At the same time, my father became ill with cancer. I received the devastating news on a winter morning in 2018. My whole life shifted, although, this was a rather unconscious decision. As Steve Jobs says: You can only connect the dots by looking backward. Supported by my coach Brent, I authored and published my first book in three months.

My company soon decided I wasn’t the right fit for the team and let me go. Fortunately, the Swiss Regional Employment Centre (RAV) provided support. I briefly considered a management role but realized it aligned more with my coach’s aspirations than my own. Finally, I chose the challenging route of self-employment.

Transitioning from tech, I became a certified master life coach. I’m grateful to have been able to work with more than 80 tribe members and countless workshop participants during the past four years. I was lucky to be approved by Powercoders to work as a workshop leader and job coach. This allowed me to work with refugees in Switzerland who migrated from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan as well as to learn from our senior coach Annagun von Reding.

MY JOURNEY

The Downfall

Despite a promising start, my business didn’t take off as expected, leading me to explore other options, including freelance tech projects. During these challenges, my motivation stopped existing, and in 2021 I fell into a clinical depression that took most of the summer. Once again I was hiding and stopped talking with all my friends and all family members. At the deepest point in September this is what I thought:

“I would rather die than feel this pain in my neck and shoulders.”

However, I kept the little light of hope and a voice always said: It’s gonna be ok. Step by Step I went on and in October I wrote

“I always knew where the path goes, so I open all the locks and once they are open, I go lightly on my way toward life”. I’ve made a decision and simply said: I’ve failed and it’s okay. So I’ve opened up slowly and started to rebuild my relationships, my life, and my career.

I’m grateful for the support that I’ve received from Tímea, my psychotherapist.

The greatest gift of life is to find true meaning in it by selflessly serving other human and non-human beings. This is my mission: to serve, practice, to live, to enjoy, to be peaceful, be harmonious, be happy.

May all beings find peace, harmony, and true happiness.

MY JOURNEY

1st Reinventing Myself

It took me a while to rebuild myself from scratch. After a period of introspection, I decided to become a freelancer as a Scrum Master. This role is a mix of servant leadership, coaching, teaching, mediating, and moderating. The journey was tedious, involving a hundred attempts over four months, but I eventually secured a contract and succeded in delivering according to the expectations of my client.

MY JOURNEY

Liminality

Once again I found myself being let go from a company. Thousands of new doors open.

Once again I found myself reinventing the way I’m able to serve others.

I’ve signed up for the Ecstatic Mysticism (formerly Psychedelic Therapy Training) 3-year program. The pathways that I’ll choose from are psychedelic Medicine, Indigenous Wisdom, Integrative Psychotherapy, Sexuality & Eroticism, and Death.

This is a transformative deep-exploration program of 700 hours of study and 700 hours of immersion of participating in retreats & pilgrimages.

The greatest gift of life is to find true meaning in it by selflessly serving other human and non-human beings. This is my mission: to serve, practice, to live, to enjoy, to be peaceful, be harmonious, be happy.

May all beings find peace, harmony, and true happiness.

FORMAL EDUCATION

Ecstatic Mysticism (Formally Psychedelic Therapy Training) - in progress, 2024-2027

Certified SAFe®6 PracticeConsultant | Scaled Agile, Inc. 2023

Professional ScrumMaster II (PSMII) | Scrum.org 2022

Certified SAFe®5 Advanced Scrum Master | Scaled Agile, Inc. 2022

Master Certified Empowerment Life Coach | Empowerment Coach Academy 2020

BSc, Engineering Information Technology | Óbuda University 2010

MEDITATION RETREATS

2024 - Vipassana Meditation Retreat (S.N.Goenka) Mont Soleil, Switzerland 10 days

2023 - Meditation Retreat on my own - Horgen, Switzerland 1 day

2023 - Honora Zen Monastery Buddhist retreat (Father M. Reding) Reichenburg, Switzerland 1 week

2022 - Meditation Retreat on my own - Weggis, Switzerland 1 day

2021 - Honora Zen Monastery Buddhist retreat (Father M. Reding) - Reichenburg, Switzerland 1 week

2014 - One Drop Zendo Buddhist retreat (Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi) - Nagyvárad, Romania 4 days

2013 - One Drop Zendo Buddhist retreat (Szaladják "Taikyo" István) - Budapest, Hungary 1 day

SELF STUDY (4000+ HOURS)

Coaches / Teachers I’ve Worked with Personally

  • Annagun von Reding
  • Brent N. Cann
  • Katharina Popovits
  • Lona Whitney
  • Nathalie Sabrina Dahl
  • Zen Buddhist Monk M. Reding

Teachers (Books, Podcasts, Videos, Courses)

  • Alan Watts
  • András Feldmár
  • András Kapros
  • Annagun von Reding
  • Brené Brown
  • Brian Rose
  • Bruce Lipton
  • Casey Neistat
  • Chris Voss
  • Dandapani
  • Dan Ariely
  • Dan Lok
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • David Allen
  • Davidji
  • Deepak Bansal
  • Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Dr. Bruce Lipton
  • Dr. Gábor Mate
  • Dr. Shannon Irvine
  • Duncan Trussel
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Erling Kagge
  • Esther Perel
  • Gary Vee Vaynerchuk
  • Gary Zukav
  • Gay Hendricks
  • Greg McKeown
  • Guy Kawasaki
  • Jeff Shore
  • Joe Dispenza
  • Jonathan Fields
  • Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Kara Swisher (Recode/Decode podcast)
  • Katharina Popovits
  • Kitti Almási
  • Lao-tzu
  • László Mérő
  • Lona Whitney
  • Louise Anne Maurice
  • Mark Wolynn
  • Matt D’Avella
  • Michael (Curse) Kurth
  • Miyamoto Musashi
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Pat Flynn
  • Philip McKernan
  • Ram Dass
  • Ray Dalio
  • Robert C. Martin "Uncle Bob"
  • Robert Kiyosaki
  • Ronald L. Banks
  • Russell Brand
  • Ryan Nicodemus
  • Sadhguru
  • Sam Harris
  • Seth Godin
  • Simon Sinek
  • Stephen Covey
  • Steve Jobs
  • Sun Tzu
  • Tarthang Tulku
  • Thích Nhất Hạnh
  • Tim Ferris
  • Todd Henry
  • Tony Robbins
  • Wim Hof

Walking the talk - A healthy lifestyle

DAILY MEDITATION + YOGA

Mountain Biking & Road Biking

Covered an impressive

14.181,99 km

Caloric Burn

Expended a substantial 477,241 calories.

Total Ascent

Conquered challenging terrains with a cumulative ascent of 244,292 meters.

Total Duration

Dedicated 1,063 hours, 25 minutes, and 9 seconds to my sporting endeavors.

Conditions

Coldest ride: -7 degrees Celsius, hottest ride: 38 degrees Celsius.

There's no bad weather for sports: I've tried sun, light rain, medium rain, heavy rain, smooth sun, hail, heatwave, snow.