Zen Zentrum Wien: Retreats


Update, 09.02.23: This Zen Day can be attended both online and at the Zen Center!


Teacher: Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN. 

Start: 07:00

End: 16:00

Zen Days are short retreats that give us an opportunity to deepen our practice and come back to our breath. We look through our habitual thought patterns and find the source of our deepest wisdom and compassion.

This joint (online) Zen Day of the Vienna Zen Center together with the Zen Center Bratislava will presumably take place via Zoom: If there is a sufficient number of registrations, we will be happy to hold this short retreat at the Zen Center as well! 

Beginners are very welcome!

“Most of our retreats are relatively short: one, two, or three days, or perhaps three months. But Buddha practiced very hard for six years and Bodhidharma sat for nine years in a cave above Shao Lin Temple. How can we possibly attain what they got? Actually, it’s very simple: At this moment, just apply yourself with sincere effort in asking this question: What am I? That means investigating closely. That means cutting off all thinking — waking up from your like and dislike dream. At that point, you and Buddha and Bodhidharma become one.” (Zen Master Dae Kwang)

Registration and information:ta.ne1718808867zmuna1718808867wk@of1718808867ni 1718808867 or via the contact form.

We kindly request registration at least 3 days before the retreat!

Fee: guests/non-members: €50.-, members: €40.-; online participation: €30.-; Dharma teachers (in training): €25.-. Discounts by individual arrangement are possible.


06:50 Eintritt Zoom Entry via Zoom
07:00 4 Große Gelöbnisse, 108 Niederwerfungen 4 Great Vows, 108 Bows
07:30 2 x 30 Minuten Meditation im Sitzen 2 x 30 minutes sitting meditation
08:40 Chanten: Heart Sutra (in English)

Große Dharani (> Textlink)

Chanting: Heart Sutra (in English)

Great Dharani (> link to the texts)

09:00 Frühstück + Arbeit (schweigend) Breakfast + work (in silence)
10:30 3 x 30 Minuten Meditation im Sitzen

Koan bzw. Beratungsgespräch

3 x 30 minutes sitting meditation

Kong-an (consulting interviews)

12:30 Mittagsessen (schweigend) Lunch  (in silence)
13:30 3 x 30 Minuten Meditation im Sitzen


3 x 30 minutes sitting meditation


15:25 Dharma-Rede oder Gruppengespräch Dharma talk/circle talk
16:00 4 Große Gelöbnisse


4 Great Vows



*Bank account for Viennese participants:
Koreanische Zen Gemeinschaft
Raiffeisen Bank. IBAN: AT95 3200 0000 1179 4252; Swift: RLNWATWW
Purpose: “Zen Day, February 11, 2023”.

*Bank details for participants from Bratislava:
(A reduced fee applies for members of the Sangha in Bratislava, which will be communicated by their teacher).
IBAN: SK77 1100 0000 0026 2243 1269; Swift: TATRSKBX
Purpose: “Zen Day, February 11, 2023”.


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