About Mikael Karlholm
Mikael Karlholm is a natural coach, big-hearted motivator, spiritual pioneer, and networker with an amazing ability to see opportunities to collaborate and contribute for the benefit of all.
At the age of 20, he studied Tibetan Buddhism with the Dalai Lama in the library in Dharamsala at the age and then immersed himself in Vipassana training with S. N. Goenka. Mikael then took Vipassana (what we now call mindfulness) to Sweden and co-founded Vipassanagruppen.
Mikael spent time with Osho, Papaji, Ramesh Balzekar, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and other teachers. Since it has always been natural for Mikael to share what has been beneficial for himself with others, he soon began inviting spiritual teachers to Sweden so more people could benefit from their offerings, insights, and experiences.
Over the last 40 years, Mikael has organised events with hundreds of teachers, artists, and workshop leaders, for example, working closely with Byron Katie in 2013, and arranging an event with Eckhart Tolle in Stockholm with an audience of 2000 people.
Mikael has always been passionate about gathering representatives of different spiritual traditions to co-create offerings, coming together in what unites us all. He was also a part of founding and running Ängsbacka Kursgård and the No Mind festival which has been held annually for more than 20 years, and has developed a global reputation.