Teachers

Neven Bradić

Born in 1967, M.Sc. History of Art. Since 1991 he has been studying and training Qigong and Taijiquan, and teaching since 1994. His meditation practice began in 1985 and today he is a spiritual teacher of contemplation.

In 2000 he met Fr. Mladen Herceg, a long-time student of Willigis Jäger and a teacher of contemplation since 1981, with whom he began an intense practice. He met Willigis Jäger for the first time in 2007, became his student and was invited to teach contemplation in Croatia.

He joined the newly established Dobroslav’s group in 2008, and the two have been leading it together ever since. In June 2012, he received the permission to teach contemplation within Willigis Jäger’s contemplative line The Cloud of Unknowing. Oblak neznanja Willigisa Jägera.

In the summer of 2018 he attended a 49-days Chan retreat under Chi Chern Fashi and Guo Yuan Fashi (Shifu Sheng Yen’s line).

Dobroslav Jakovljević

Born in 1969, he lives and works Aikido since 1992 at Aikido Society in Zagreb.

He met Fr. Mladen Herceg in 1996 and started practicing contemplation with him.

In the autumn of 2008, he started his own group in Zagreb. In September 2010 he met Willigis Jäger on a contemplative retreat in Benediktushof, and in July 2011 he attended an intensive four-week retreat led by Fr. Kakichi Kadowaki in Japan.