Rinzai-Zen in Berlin:

The Kin-Mō-Zendō – the main Zen-Hall
The Buddhist Centre Takujū-House

Main Zen-Hall Kin-Mō-ZendōMain Zen-Hall Kin-Mō-ZendōSōtetsu Yūzen was founded the First Rinzai-Zen Community of Berlin in June 1971. Its purpose is to enable members as well as other interested persons to participate in an authentic Zen training under the guidance of a Zen-Master.

The Kin-Mō-ZendōThe Kin-Mō-ZendōThe KIN-MŌ-ZENDŌ (Cave of Elemental Force), the community's main Zen-Hall, is the located at Berlin-Frohnau. It was opened by Sōtetsu Yūzen on 25th of November 1978. Here, along with daily Zazen practice, the two annual one-week-Sesshin – the Dai-Sesshin and the Rōhatsu-Sesshin – take place under the guidance of the Zen-Master. It is also at the Kin-Mō-Zendō that he intensively practices Dokusan with his students.

Buddhist Centre Takujū-HouseBuddhist Centre Takujū-House On the 2nd of November 1998, another place for practice and communal meetings, the Buddhist Centre Takujū-House was handed over by Sōtetsu Yūzen to the First Rinzai-Zen Community of Berlin. It enables Zen practitioners to live together on the basis of the Buddha's teachings.
Additional to the rooms for residents and guests, the house comprises a Zendō, a doctor's practice for holistic medicine, the office of the Mumon-Kai publishing house, common rooms, a sauna and Ofuro-area and a garden. At Takujū-House, a library containing extensive Buddhist literature can be found as well as a Japanese tea room which serves the Sa-Dō group for practicing.

Lectures are given at Takujū-House and it also serves as a meeting place for the Dharma Circle for a Buddhist Life whose members meet here regularly. In addition to their Zazen practice it is possible for practitioners to attend the >Dharma Circle<. Jointly, the members of the group study the fundamental teachings and core issues of the Buddha-Dharma and work out a way in which the individual can utilize them in his/her everyday life.

Main Zen-Hall Kin-Mō-ZendōMain Zen-Hall Kin-Mō-Zendō

Zazen schedule at KIN-MŌ-ZENDŌ, the main Zen-Hall:
Monday and Thursday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Monday from 6:00 – 6:15 pm.

Main Zen-Hall KIN-MŌ-ZENDŌ:
Frohnauer Strasse 148
Tel. (+49 30) 43 55 71 87
Fax. (+49 30) 28 50 52 76
e-mail: info@zen-gemeinschaft-berlin.de

Zazen schedule at the Takujū-House:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 – 8:00 am.

Buddhist Centre Takujū-Haus:
Schlieperstrasse 31,13507 Berlin
Tel. (+49 30) 43 55 71 87

e-mail: info.zen-gemeinschaft-berlin.de

Beginners and people interested in Zazen are kindly asked to make an appointment by telephone in order to receive an introduction. Advanced practitioners are welcome to participate without advance notice, provided that they arrive at the Zendō 30 minutes (evening Zazen) or 15 minutes (morning Zazen) before the practice begins.


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