Zen - Stay
Stay Safe & Healthy
Your privacy, peace and health are important to us. That is why we not only accept a few guests (max 8) per day, but also want all guests and our staff to feel safe during their stay. That is why we apply the current Corona rules of the country.
We are currently applying the 3 G Corona rules of the federal state office of Germany. This applies mainly to individual retreats. When participating in a seminar or coaching day, we also ask all guests to present a rapid corona test (self-test possible). This one should be not older than 24 hours upon arrival.
Since our foundation, the Zenklausen have concentrated on accepting only a few people (max. 8 people). Therefor, we are now an ideal place to retreat in peace and quiet, even in times of crisis.
Each guest moves into a hermitage (Tiny House) of around 45 m2. Double clauses are only given to guests who know each other. All Klausen are 15-20 meters apart.
All six hermitages (Tiny Houses) are lovingly equipped with a small kitchen, a dining area, a cozy bedroom & living room, a meditation area, fireplace, bathroom with toilet & shower, and a small garden. Lunch will be handed out to you at the main house within a thermos, which afterwards you will enjoy in your own hermitage. The food supplies for breakfast and dinner are already in the hermitages. It is only asked not to cook in the hermitage yourself.
With this concept of individual rooms & spaces, we not only want to protect your privacy, but also your wish to withdraw into the peace and quietness of being alone.
Guidelines for your stay in the Zenklausen
01) The arrival and departure times are regulated as follows for organizational reasons: Check-in: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Check out: by 11:30 a.m.
02) Please bring your facemask, sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes, slippers, towels, a hair dryer (if necessary), alarm clock and a flashlight for your stay.
03) We would also like to point out that there are no telephones, television, radio or daily newspapers in the Zenklausen for private use. Also our mobile network is weak in this area. In fact you have withdrawn to a place of silence and leisure.
04) Please note that the uniqueness of the Zenklausen also consists in the fact that we only accept a small number of guests (max 8) in order to preserve the peace, quiet and individuality of the place, as well as the privacy of our guests.
05) Silence is the order of the day in the Zenklausen. All guests who visit us want peace and silence. Please respect the others need to be alone and postpone your need to communicate with others to another time after your stay. Thank you very much for your understanding.
06) Guests are responsible for the cleaning, tidiness and cleanliness of the accommodation they rent for the entire period of their stay. A note:
A man asked a Zen master, "How do you practice Zen in your daily life?" Master replied, "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm full, I wash my bowl. When I'm tired, I sleep." The teacher replied, "Everyone does. So everyone practices Zen like you?" The Zen master said, "No, not in the same way." The teacher asked, "Why not in the same way?" The master smiled: "When others eat, they don't eat. Their thoughts are filled with an infinite number of considerations. That's why I say: not in the same way."
07) Of course there is no smoking in all living and meditation rooms.
08) The main catering in the Zenklausen is vegetarian. You will find a kitchen with food for your breakfast and dinner, as well as drinks such as various teas and coffee in your hermitage. The lunch will be served and prepared by us. However, if we should consider vegan or other considerations in your diet please mention these when you register.
09) All Klausen are heated up with a wood stove that you keep yourself in operation during your stay. For this, each hermitage has an information and operating instructions brochures to operate the stove. Hot water is guaranteed by a boiler and water heater.
10) In case of an illnesses during your stay, we ask you to provide yourself with an appropriate insurance in advance.
11) Film, video & digital recordings: even if the Zenklausen is generally open and interested in commercial and private recordings and film work, we focus on the influences and scope of the planned recordings, which protect the privacy and discretion of our house and guests can affect a lot of value. For all commercial recordings, production, and shooting, both photographic, acoustic and particularly filmic recordings must be requested from those responsible for the zen clauses. You can find more information under our general conditions.
12) In order to find the peace and quiet that you are looking for, you can also put your mobile phone in our safe care during your stop. This is a big step for some people. But can also be a wonderful step to inner peace.
13) Zengarden of the Zenklausen: The "Valley of Silence" has a natural, spacious garden, which is strongly connected to the surrounding Eifel landscape and all of its creatures. For us, ecological sustainability is an important concept and guide in connection with the design and teaching of the ZEN path. Therefor, the environment of the Zenklausen was designed in such a way that it is in harmony with all beings living there. With this we want to stand out from the classic pop-cultural zen gardens and with it underlining the importance of sustainability during the ZEN path. We do not want to design a park, but rather let the seeker experience nature as closely, intensively and originally as possible. Because for us ZEN is unity and bows to the teaching of nature. - If you want to support us with gardening, you are very welcome. However, it is necessary to discuss this carefully with the responsible persons and to adhere to their instructions.
14) The electricity consumption in the accommodations will be charged extra after the stay. We see this as an exercise of awareness and responsibility.