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The Zenklausen invites you to experience, practice, and learn Zen meditation in a beautiful laity monastery on the basis of Zen, which is embedded in the mystical tranquility and beauty of the nature park High Venn in the Eifel, Germany. Here, you can embark in a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and redevelop calmness, serenity, strength, and courage for your life. Session for session, watch how increasingly parts of your inner peace return, the head is clear, the body relaxed and the view of one's own life gets more calm.
The Zenklausen, which is built on a land of four hectares, can accommodate 14 persons. The area consists of six heated hermitages of around 45 square meters, a main building where the administration and kitchen are located, great and individual inside and outside meditation facilities, a Zendo where you can practice your daily yoga and meditation, a great variety of outdoor designed walking meditation facilities, and parking lots. With these facilities, Zenklausen offers guests enough chances to practice, live, and experience the spiritual path of Zen.
There are six small hermitages (lodgings) available - each is about 45 square meters and has a sleeping, sitting, meditation and resting area, a wardrobe, a kitchenette, a small dining area, a bathroom including a WC, shower, and lavabo. Furthermore, each hermitage has its own garden with a small terrace and furniture.
During your Zenklausen retreat, you will retreat yourself in a place of silence. You will have three meditation sessions. In the morning and evening session of around 90 Minutes and one walking meditation of 60 Minutes through the beautiful natural park that surrounds the Zenklausen.
People often think that "Zen meditation" includes only a tedious, boring, and wordless seating, as well as disciplined abstinence. However, that should not be the case. Zenklausen Eifel have developed a Zen program that proves that Zen meditation can bring fun and joy, too. After a Zen stay in the Zenklausen experience, people can often make better decisions, can hear their inner voice again amidst the pressures and concerns of life, and difficulties can often be viewed from a different angle and be solved.
Beginners and experts in meditation and / or Zen are welcome at all times from February until December in the Zenklausen. You can also determine the length of your retreat individually. The daily program refers primarily to the so-called "individual retreat". In case it is desired, a program can be designed to accompany and instruct you on your Zen path during your stay with professional guidance from the Zenklausen.
Monday is the day of rest at Zenklausen. For that day, guests can plan their own programs. No consultation and / or administration will take place on this day. On that day, no reservation or registrations will be processed as well.
The Zenklausen is located in the beautiful and serene Natural Park of the High Fens in the Eifel. This place is in Germany, close to Belgium and Luxembourg. Here, you can still experience nature as a teacher for life. In this place, the wind carries away your worries. The forest embraces you with its serenity. The moon in the starry sky illuminates the darkness of your existence. Finally, the metaphysical silence helps you experience your own essential being.
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You are provided with vegetarian food for your breakfast and dinner. The healthy vegetarian lunch will be prepared by the team in the main building and served to you in the hermitage.
Engage in deep meditation
Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil location
Take a walk in the park
Take part in conversations with the Zen experts