The Rōkoan hermitage arose to meet the needs of practitioners in Kyoto. Over the years it has developed into a precious venue for practitioners from all around the world. Practicing here is a precious chance to devote ourselves wholeheartedly and, whenever others are present, do what we can to support their practice while living together in harmony. Zen practice is the core, zazen is the natural focus: several hours of concentrated sitting – on your own or with others – every day. It is not a guest house, it is not a monastery.

Some impressions from former visitors can be found here.

View of zazen room/bedroom in the hermitage

If you are genuinely interested in spending time at the hermitage, contact Clemens.