star_auxAntaiji is a Zen monastery that commits itself to the practice of zazen and the study of the Buddha’s teaching, while cultivating the fields around the temple, cutting grass and trees and doing construction work to keep the community self-sufficient. Here at Antaiji, Zen is practiced without any additions or modifications. This means that Zazen is practiced solely for the purpose of Zazen. Zazen will not get you anywhere. Zazen without gain, Zazen which is one with enlightenment, is what is put into practice here.

Abbot Muho

Abbot Muho

A brief story of Muho, a German monk who ended up as the abbot of Antaiji

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Information about two internationally known Zen masters

About Zazen

About Zazen

Why it is good for nothing – if you are doing it right.

Staying at Antaiji

Residents wanted!

Antaiji is not for everyone – but it may be right for you. Find out more.

What’s New at Antaiji

Starting the Diesel engine of the circular saw for the first time in years, October 23rd 2014