"Do not forget to live
your life in joy."
The individual retreats are the days in which you can enjoy alone the leisure of Zen in aimless and timeless lingering in the Zenklausen. The task of contemplation is to experience the continued, complete and conscious awareness and mindfulness of the present moment without one's own judgmental (samadhi). In Zen this should not only be maintained during meditation, but if possible at every moment of one's own life.
During your stay you take your breakfast, dinner and lunch alone in your hermitage, because you have chosen to be alone.
Food supplies can be found in the kitchen of each hermitage. - Lunch will be handed over at 13:00. Please note that cooking is not done in the chalets.
If you have any food allergies, please let us know when you register. But you are also welcome to ask in the main building how your food is prepared and what food we use.
Please note that during the individual retreat guests will continue to meet for morning, midday and evening meditation in Zendo or for the walking meditation in the field.
If you are interested in an accompanying meditation during your individual retreat, we offer it every Monday until Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:15. These can be booked during your stay or booking time. The fee for each unit is 25- Euro.
The meditation times for guest with individual retreat are regulated as follows:
08:00 - 9:00: Meditation in Zendo or Zen garden.
09:00: Breakfast (individual, in the hermitage), afterwards individual time
12:00 - 13:00: walking meditation (Kinhin) in forest and meadow or in Zendo according to weather conditions
1:00 pm: individual lunch time in your own hermitage
20:00 - 21:00: Meditation in Zendo or Zen garden.