Zen Coaching

Zen Coaching is a powerful approach to living, with a set of understanding and principles for how to support ourselves and others in coming home to our true nature, grow as human beings and to live and act from that recognition.

To live our truth. To live our freedom.

Focusing on our fullest potential

Zen Coaching is self-realization oriented and self-empowering coaching process that focuses on the innermost essence of each individual, the awareness within. Our fundamental resource, our innermost strengths, our true potential.

When you are in touch with your fullest potential, the real and the best version of yourself, Life tends to be experienced very much more alive, relaxed, powerful and enriching. Deeply fulfilling!

Instead of seeing our personal challenges as limiting, Zen Coaching sees our challenges, the obstacles in life, as a great potential for deep personal growth. A great opportunity to awaken your true fullest potential. Your truth. And to heal yourself from your deeply lifeenergy-constricting conditioning.
In every challenge we are facing, we can find the seed of great inner maturity within self-growth.

Empathic listening

Being completely listened to is deeply healing!

When someone really listens, with curiosity, empathy, and with a non-judgmental attitude, it may happen that you say what you didn’t think you would say, or knew about.

To be able to speak out the Truth in this kind of empathic loving enviroment, been listened to in a such of way, is very much healing. Many conflicts would not have space to exist.

When empthatically and lovingly been listened to, You are been honoured, You are been respected, you are allowed to have your own true experience, You are allowed to Be free.

To learn to listen like this, to communicate with having more listening in your focus, you will get way more deeply nourishing relationships, both to yourself and to others.

“Listen, listen, curiously listen… And you find Yourself in deep meditation in the depth of Your heart”

What is Zen Coaching?

Zen stands for meditation, awareness, presence, a relaxed way being here in life.

Zen Coaching is ‘created’, and taught by Kåre Landfald since 2006, and is very much inspired by teachings from A H Almaas, Buddhism, Gestalt Therapy, Family Constellation, Voice Dialogue, The author of ‘Face to face with Fears’ Krishnananda, Non Violent Communication, Focusing technique, and by a various coachingapproaches like Co-active Coaching.

Zen Coaching a powerful approach to living, with a set of understanding and principles for h

ow to support ourselves and others in coming home to our true nature, grow as human beings and to live and act from that recognition.

The starting point of Zen Coaching lies in our natural wish to be fully who we are, and to be genuine, authentic and sincere with ourselves and others. As a coaching approach it unites the focus on reaching outer goals – a key characteristic of traditional coaching – with a deeper inner focus than what is normally found within coaching.

The approach is built upon basic mindfulness principles, or conscious presence. It is also based on an exploration of limiting beliefs, and on our true inner resources. The main method is the practice of inquiry – an inner, focused exploration based on specific questions and a supporting listening practice.

The ‘goal’ of Zen Coaching is achievable right here, right now – simply by noticing, allowing and fully experience our experience in this moment. There is no need to wait, no need to seek fulfillment in the future. Fulfillment, ease and wisdom is the essence of whatever experience we are having right here, right now.


“Zen Coaching is to live here and now. To simply notice, to fully experience what is present, allow, and to relax into being with the existing experience”


The main purpose in Zen Coaching is for us as coaches, to support, guide and to encourage the client to come back ‘home’ into themselves, into their true inner resource, into the depth of who they truly are deeply within. To discover, to recognize their true potential here in life.
To Empower others into the real, and the best version of themselves!

To discover one’s true inner resources, the inner funfamental strengths such as Courage, Freedom, Strength, Stability, Power, Love, Creativity, and Joy.

“How amazing wouldn’t the Life tend to be if you lived throughout
Your life more with these qualitiees
being present in daily basis?”

The purpose of Zen Coaching is also to support others coming to a recognition that the they are already whole, resourceful and content in their precious lives.
Through this recognition others become less identified with mental positions and negative judgments of ourselves and others, and more free to live in strength, peace and positive contribution to ourselves and others. Life tends to feel way more ALIVE, exciting, and truly deeply meaningful!

To awaken to a Life of Presence and Purpose

The 5 Principles of Zen Coaching

  • To support others to come back home to themselves
  • To help others by ‘not helping’
  • To listen from our innermost intuition with love and deep presence
  • Empathetic contact with others
  • Experienced, skilled and intuitive action of what is happening

Being authentic in your choices in life is of great importance

In Zen Coaching, we think it is important that we listen to and respect our own intuition, our own inner wisdom, our inner guidance.
These days it is more common that our own free will is put aside, either because the needs and perception of others are perceived more important.
Or because we are afraid of various reasons to follow it, or more simple explanation could be because we are not used to it.
The ‘others’ and the external happenings are more important to put attention on instead to be more interested and being curious of ourselves.

Zen Coaching supports you towards the connection to your own inner will,  your inner knowing, your inner freedom also called, which all the time wants your attention to encourage you to act based on your own truth. And when you start living according to this ‘knowing’, life tends to feel more like a floating waterstream, easy, powerful, flexible, effortless and relaxed.

And when You Know who you truly are and what do you really want, You will start to make decisions, choices, that really matters to you, and you will start to experience life very interesting, free and alive!

Zen Coaching supports you with various methods to discover this connection to your inner knowing, to your inner wisdom, to your own answers, to your truth, to your path here in life, your life purpose.