Short- and long-term stay

General information

The time of your stay can be individually discussed and depends on the availability of our rooms.

A short stay of up until five days is possible from Sunday to Friday. It includes participation of daily meditation times of the house group and one hour of participatory work per day.
We require your participation of either an introductory course in Zen or contemplation in our house before you can apply for a longer stay at Benediktushof. The usual prices of accommodation and food apply for our short-term guests.

For a longer stay, fort wo to four weeks the opportunity to practice and work intensely at Benediktushof open up. The participatory work encompasses five hours of work per day (including on Sundays), which will be assigned. Arrival and departure are only possible on Sundays.


The requirement for a longer stay, aside from a stable mental and physical condition, are the previous participation of either an introductory course in Zen or contemplation, as well as at least one visit of Sesshin or a contemplation course with an authorized teacher at Benediktushof. You will live integrated into the house group, with which you will meditate three times a day.

Attending lectures

You will have a fixed contact person for the duration of your entire stay at Benediktushof. Individual talks with spiritual teachers are possible. You will also be able to attend certain lectures of spiritual teachers, that take place in the framework of a course.


The price for accommodation and food are € 23.00 per day, if you work for five hours a day.

To enable young people to also make use of this opportunity, students and apprentices, etc. can apply for a 50% subsidy by West-Östlichen Weisheit Willigis Jäger Stiftung.

Further information: Andrea Hetkamp,, mobile 0 93 69-98 38-0


If a cancellation of a short- or long-term stay is unavoidable, you will have to pay a cancellation fee of € 25.00, no matter the reason of your cancellation. Should you cancel your long-term stay 14 days or fewer before your stay would begin, the cancellation fee is € 50.00.

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