The Buddhist Study Center Johanneshof-Quellenweg is a Zen Buddhist Practice Center, offering a (hopefully) realizational space, dedicated to the practice and enactment of wisdom and compassion. We practice still seated meditation every morning and evening.
Johanneshof-Quellenweg was founded by Zentatsu Baker Roshi, the Dharma Heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, in 1996. Baker Roshi is the Abbot and Head Teacher at Johanneshof-Quellenweg.
We offer more than 40 retreats each year: Zen seminars for beginners and experienced practitioners, Sesshins (7 day intensive meditation retreats), work practice weeks, seminars for young people and for families, and a 90-day Practice Period from September through December. We also offer seminars exploring the relationship between psychological aspects of Zen practice; seminars in the field of body work (specifically, how to develop our bodily minds in relationship to zazen practice); Zen calligraphy; and mindful communication.
Venue HighlightsThe Zen Center is located in the Southern Black Forest, right in the corner between France, Switzerland, and Germany. It is a beautiful area to hike in the summer and a renowned area for cross-county skying in the winter. On a sunny day, you can get a view of the Swiss Alps. Freiburg (Germany) is about one hour drive North of us, Basel (Switzerland) about one hour South, and Strasbourg (France) about one hour West.
- Free Wifi
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
DirectionsThe closest airports are Zürich, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland. From both airports you can take a train to Stein-Säckingen. We can usually pick you up in Stein.
If you come from within Germany, the closest train station is Bad-Säckingen.
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May I realize the inseparability of samsara and nirvana. Supplication to the Takpo Kagu