teachings on koan practice and shikantaza


International sesshinfrom Monday afternoon July 9th to Sunday noon July 15th in Germany.


For the first time Frank Roshi will offer his zen teachings in English
during a six day international retreat in Oberdürenbach,
a wonderful location in the beautiful Eifel region.


Sesshin from Monday afternoon July 9th to Sunday noon July 15th.



Haus Königssee, our retreat center


Start sesshin: Monday afternoon July 9th at 6.30pm with a light supper.
End sesshin: Sunday afternoon July 15th round 3pm.
You can arrive on Monday afternoon July 9th from 1pm on.

Participation fee (all included, except travel expenses) :



participation fee

More information soon

from 9 to 15 July (7 nights) cost-contributing member




Cost-contributing Zen Sanghamembers are those who have paid the annual Zen Sangha membership fee and the annual cost contribution. Read more about membership here
A small part of solidarity is foreseen in the contribution.

Haus Königssee,
Hauptstrasse 45,
56651 Oberdürenbach (Eifel)

Haus Königssee was the former’ Dorfgastätte’ (1893). The house was renovated in the early nineties in an ecological way into a charming and modern retreat house. It is located on the outskirts of the rural village of Oberdürenbach in the hills of the volcanic nature reserve of the Eifel.
We stay in nice comfortable double or triple rooms, each with its own bathroom. There is room for 25 people.
Meals are vegetarian.


More information soon

Bring along
Loose (black) clothing, slippers, hiking clothing and possibly your own bench or pillow.
If possible, bring your own towels and single sheets (ie pillowcase, duvet cover and bottom sheet) with you!

How to get there with public transportation:

By car
Take the motorway (A61) from Cologne to Koblenz to exit 32 Niederzissen. Then follow in the direction of Nürburgring until Niederdürenbach.
Outside this village, turn right in the direction of Oberdürenbach.

By train

Every day in the morning an ICE train departs departs from Brussels-South (Midi) to Cologne at 10.25am, where you have a connection to Brohl station on the line RB 25423 MittelrheinBahn (Trans Regio) between Köln Hbf and Mainz Hbf. You arrive there at 2.04 pm. Total duration of the train trip is 3.39h.
Our shuttle service awaits you at Brohl station and takes you to Oberdürenbach (10km).
For a single shuttle ride (20km) we ask a contribution of € 5 per person. The shuttle goes only on Monday 9 July. The return journey to Brohl can be arranged on site.
Reserve your ticket and your shuttle in time.

D: 10.25u Brussels-Midi (train ICE)
A: 12.15u Köln Hbf
D: 12.56u Köln Hbf
A: 14.04u Brohl

By plane
Cologne Airport (70km)
There are several trains from the airport to Cologne, where you have a connection to Brohl station. Our shuttle service awaits you at Brohl station andtakes you to Oberdürenbach (10km).

Frankfurt Airport (150 km)

Dortmund Airport (175km)
flights from Olsztyn-Mazury, Kraków, Gdansk, etc.

Schedule of the day
Zen meditation starts at dawn and is followed by breakfast. After the work meditation, there is again zazen, followed by a Zen teaching or a study circle. After lunch, a retreat day has two more periods of zazen. There are also a sutra service and an informal supper. All meals are vegetarian.

6:30 wake up
7:00 zazen
9:00 ritual breakfast
10:15 work meditation
11:30 coffee and tea
11:45 zazen (and zen teaching)
13:15 ritual lunch

lunch break

15:30 coffee and tea
16:00 zazen
17:50 sutra service
18:15 supper
19:45 zazen
21:00 four vows

The above schedule can be adjusted.

The cancellation fee benefits a solidarity fund, with which we regularly grant reductions to participants upon request.

dusk in Oberdürenbach