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. We practice Zen without additions or modifications. Zazen is practiced solely for the purpose of zazen. What is that good for? The answer is easy: Nothing!

What’s new?

July 31,2022


Our sangha

Antaiji is not for everyone – but it might be the place for you!

About Zazen

About zazen

Why it is good for nothing – but only if you do it right.

Abbot Muho

Help us

Antaiji needs your help. Learn how you can support our practice.

Staying at Antaiji


Experience life at a Zen monastery during a short term stay.



How a German monk became the abbot – and what he is doing now.

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Texts by two internationally known Zen masters.



Pointers for Zen practice from Dogen’s Shobogenzo.

Staying at Antaiji


Views of work and daily life around the year.