International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

Special Events and Excursions

Sat, May 26, ca. 12 noon | Arrival Toast

Included • Package Types 1, 2, 3

On arrival in Saanen, enjoy a glass of wine courtesy of Huus Hotel, and listen to a history told by the new owner, Herr Weilguni. After lunch we check into our rooms, and rest a bit before the formal welcome and keynote address, beginning at 16:00.

Sat, May 26, 20:00 – 21:00 | Piano with Robert Ingram

Included • All Packages

Pic_Bobby Ingram


After dinner on Saturday, we will gather around the piano with Robert (Bobby) Ingram. Bobby, born and raised in the southern USA, is a Jungian analyst and recent graduate of ISAPZURICH (2016). From the start of his Zürich training days, Bobby cooked up for us his soulful stews of blues and gospel, country and R&B, classical and ragtime, soul and jazz. Simply described as a piano man, Bobby is a natural! Bobby will be with us for the whole Odyssey week, so we can expect to hear strains of his music at unexpected times in unexpected places!

(Robert Ingram, 2016, by Stephan Posti)


Sun, May 27, 20:00 – 21:30 | Menuhin: A Family Portrait

Included • Package Types 1, 2, 3


Tony Palmer’s documentary (1991/2010), a psychological profile, offers intimate “material not seen previously . . . , to create this heart-rending and multi-award winning film. It include[s] all the members of Menuhin’s family living at the time, who struggle to piece together what had really happened to the son of Russian/ Tartar parents who was defiantly named Yehudi – ‘the Jew’” (Amazon, Product Description). This is a glimpse into shadowy family dysfunction and pain that contributed to the shaping of the child prodigy into the enigmatic man and one of the world’s greatest violinists and conductors, musical ambassadors, and defenders of social justice.

(Yehudi Menuhin, 1937, Press Photo)

Tues, May 29, 15:00 – 18:00 | Walking Tour of Saanen

Opt-in Packages 1, 2, 3 • CHF 25.00 per person


Our guided walking tour will lead us through the winding roads of Saanen, the charming village and jewel that first entered the historical record in 1228. We will learn about the still standing medieval buildings and visit the Menuhin Center. The crescendo will be an organ recital in the Mauritius Church – itself first officially mentioned in 1228. With its Romanesque


tower and octagonal spire the church stands perhaps as Saanen’s main identifying monument. Inside we will view murals from the late 15th and early 16th centuries, inlays from 1628, and a gothic baptism font dating from the second half of the 15th century.

As we are on our own for dinner on this night, we suggest that you dine in the village (tips from the Huus concierge), and go directly to the play at the historical Hotel Landhaus.

(Saanen House, 2012, by Hansueli Krapf, Creative Commons Share)
(Kirche St. Mauritius in Saanen, 2012, by Roland Zumbuehl, Creative Commons Share)


Tues, May 29, 20:00 – 22:30 | The Analyst and the Rabbi

Opt-in • All Package Types • CHF 40.00 per person (early rate)

This original play was written in 2017 by Henry Abramovitch and Murray Stein, with music composed by Barbara Miller. The cast members are Paul Brutsche (C.G. Jung), John Hill (Rabbi Leo Baeck), and Dariane Pictet (Woman). The play dramatizes an historical, tense confrontation between Jung and Baeck at the Zürich hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in early October 1946.


 Reconciliation begins when a gentle but firm woman guides the unveiling of shadows and guilt, and acceptance of responsibility. The drama as such lays bare a pair of painfully clashing identities and imagines a mysterious feminine force to enable transcendence of the conflict.

The venue for this event is Hotel Landhaus in Saanen, originally built in 1577 to house the regional government. The play will be staged in the beautifully restored grand hall, its wood-paneled walls adorned with paintings that depict historical figures, places, and events. The play will be followed by discussion and wine with the performers.

(C.G. Jung and Rabbi Leo Baeck, 1947 at Eranos, Photographer Unknown, Pinterest)


Thurs, May 31, 12:30-17:00 | Horse-drawn Carriage and Picnic at Lake Lauenen

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Opt-in • Package Types 1, 2, 3 • CHF 70.00 per person

Our excursion to this glorious nature preserve starts with a short bus trip to Lauenen, where we will board old-time horse-drawn carriages for a romantic ride around the lake. There will be ample time to stroll and find picnic spots (boxlunch included), and perhaps enjoy a drink at the lakeside restaurant. Chartered bus return to Huus Hotel or to Gstaad, for dinner on your own.

(Lauenensee, Photographer Unknown, PostBus Excursions)


Fri, June 1, Begin 18:30 • Closing Gala

Included • Package Types 1, 2, 3

Our Gala Closing begins with a wine reception and Robert Ingram cooking on the piano. We will progress to a dinner banquet featuring a seated four-course gourmet meal (beverages excluded). After dinner we will abscond into the depths of Huus Hotel, entering the “Stollen,” the dark underground tunnels where dessert, a bar, music, and the chance to dance will be awaiting us.

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