Since more then 27 years ZEN-MEDITATION
Mienh Adelheid (1939 - 2019) and Mienh Judith founded together in 1992 thel laity monastery ZENKLAUSEN in the High Fens in the Eifel. With their Zen experience, they guided many people in their lives on their way to the silence, serenity and spiritual leisure of Zen. With its founding idea, they created over the years a beautiful oasis of silence and leisure for the personal and individual retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life. A place for the meditative retreat, and a hermitage of spiritual leisure in the Valley of Silence. After the death of Mienh Adelheid on April 17, 2019, the Zenklausen team continue to set themselves the goal to preserve this place and their dream, so that also in the future many people can experience this wonderful and healing place, and enjoy its peace and silence.
Adelheid Meutes-Wilsing (1939-2019) came in touch with Zen by the Jesuit Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle during their five-year stay in Italy. She was a teacher and studied Sinology and theology. She practiced intensive ZEN under Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Parbhasa Darma Roshi, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Together with Judith Bossert she founded the Zenklausen in 1992.
Judith W. Bossert was 1962-1977 nun of the Dominican Sisters. 1972 she came into contact with Zen and founded the first Zen Center in Theresiahoeve in the Netherlands. In 1980 she founded the quarterly magazine ZEN, which also has been published since 1988 in German language. Judith practiced intense ZEN at various masters, especially in Thich Nhat Hanh and Parbhasa Darma Roshi. In 1988 she moved to Germany in the Eifel and founded together with Adelheid Meutes-Wilsing the Zenklausen in 1992.
Markus Wilsing manages after the death of Mienh Adelheid the Zenklausen since 2019. He gained his knowledge of meditation mainly from the two Zen masters Mienh Adelheid and Mienh Judith whom he had already supported for many years to build up their dream of the laity monastery Zenklausen. Also in his scientific work as a lecturer at international university, he has been working for years with the philosophy of Eastern culture in the field of architecture and design.