Location & Philosophy
The ZENKLAUSEN is located in the in the Natural Park of the High Fens in the Eifel. This place is in Germany close to Belgium and Luxembourg. It is a place where beginners and experts can practice Zen-Meditation all seasons from February until December.
Furthermore, it's a place of leisure, contemplation and mindfulness, as well as a oasis for your personal retreat in a hermitage. Here you can leave behind the stress of everyday life and think and decide about important issues in life in peace and tranquility.
The Zenklausen, which is build on a land of four hectares, offers for around 14 persons enough accommodation and meditation facilities.
Our area consists of:
- six heated hermitages (houses) of around 45 sqm;
- main building (Administration; Publisher House, Kitchen);
- great and individual inside and outside meditation facilities;
- a Zendo
- a Yoga Room
- a great variety of outside designed walking meditation facilities;
- parking lots.
In this way the Zenklausen offers for our guests enough chances to practice, live and experience the spiritual path of Zen.
History of the Zenklausen
The two Zen women Mienh Adelheid (Adelheid Meutes-Wilsing) and Mienh Judith (Judith Bossert) go the Zen path since the early seventies. They learned at different Masters.
In the year 1992, they founded the Zenklausen through which they wanted to offer a place in which they can practice and teach their own and independed Zen philosophy.
The main vision is to create a non-denominational Zen center in Europe which is open to everyone. The Zenklausen do not feel obligated to any Zen path and philosophy, and wants to be an independed place where anybody can expereince and develope their spirituel and individual Zen path.
Furthermore, they published under their direction and design since 1980 in the Netherlands and since 1988 also in Germany the magazine "ZEN". In these they jointly publish articles, lectures and poems about their Zen philosophy too.
In addition, they express, design and lead their Zen philosophy through a special form of retreats, meditation programs and seminars in the Zenklausen.
A Place of Silence and Contemplation
The Fragrance of Zen
Untitled, without coat
are we sitting here with you,
are not Christian,
not Muslim and
also not an atheist.
In Zen, we are nothing.
Wearing all the titles of this world
and a coat
with ten thousand patches,
at times we are Christian,
at times Buddhist,
at times Muslim and
In Zen is nothing
as loaded emptiness.