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.

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Taking a stroll around the meditation hall (morning/evening), January 24th 2015

Abbot Muho

Abbot Muho

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

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Texts by two internationally known Zen masters.

About Zazen

About Zazen

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

Staying at Antaiji

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What’s up in Antaiji? Video clips and other information about our daily life.