International contacts and collaboration with bigger meditation centres
Benediktushof, near Wuerzburg Germany
Bodhizendo, Tamil Nadu, India
Zendo am Saupurzel, Germany
is the main centre of Zen Master Willigis Jäger (1925-2020), who studied Zen in the Sanbo Kyodan School in Kamakura/Japan. Benediktushof today is one of the biggest meditation centres in continental Europe, situated in the middle of Germany between Frankfurt and Würzburg, ca. 700 km from Ljubljana. Benediktushof offers a wide range of high level seminars and workshops with world known teachers, mainly in German, but some in English. The whole centre with is situated in a very nice Frankonian valley landscape. The meditation halls offer brilliant conditions for retreats, the kitchen offers high level pure vegetarian cuisine. Accommodation ranges from dormitory to stylistic single bed facilities with all amenities.
is a wonderful place in the mountains of South India. It is the place of the Jesuit monch Ama Samy, who trained and studied Zen at the international Zen School Sanbo Kyodan in Kamakura/Japan. Bodhizendo offers an openminded international english speaking atmosphere with Zen students from all around the world. Bodhizendo is a clean and well regulated place at 1800 metres above sea level, 12 km from Kodaikanal, a place of mountain tourism. Bodhizendo a big meditation hall and well sorted library, perfect conditions for study and meditation. If there would be an ideal place for meditation on globe, it would be Bodhizendo! It is also home of the nonprofit humanitarian organization »Little flower«, which offers medical and educational help for local tribal people and runs a Montessori school.
Zendo am Saupurzel was established in 2005 by the Zen teacher, philosopher and painter Dr. Jochen Niemuth. It is a friendly small meditation center with place to max. 30 people. Dr. Jochen Niemuth was authorized by Zen Master Willigis Jäger. He is known by his optimistic and positiv approach to life. With his teaching he opens up one's heart. In his »Center for meditation and creativity« he offers 2-day retreats every month. If you bring a sleeping bag, you are allowed to sleep in the zendo or in the neighbouring house. Participants enjoy homy vegetarian meals.