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?

Net or drop – which came first? July 19th 2019

Is “every” day a fine day? Give me a break! There is only ONE day that is a fine day: youtu.be/jV7yF2ukMHM
Playlist “Who am I?”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxqFJPgPNlIu9joSQURaayM
Playlist “God & Zen”: youtu.be/list=PLHc3lR360zoxOmXFbOizc4NVpxudrpPp9

Abbot Muho

Abbot Muho

About the German monk who ended up becoming our abbot.

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Sawaki & Uchiyama

Texts by two internationally known Zen masters.

About Zazen

About Zazen

Why it’s good for nothing – if you’re doing it right.

Staying at Antaiji

Retreats

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