Eternal Way Temple (Eido-Ji)

Germany

Deutscher Text

EIDO-JI bietet mit den drei Zendo’s in Moers-Sonsbeck und Goch die Plattform für Meditierende in einem geschützten Rahmen in Begleitung des erfahrenen Zen Lehrers ihren Zen Weg zu glücklichen Menschen gehen können, die mit ihrem vollen Potential Multplikatoren für Liebe und Mitgefühl sein können, und damit zur Stütze für die Gemeinschaft werden.

EIDO-JI, existiert seit 2015, als das Zendo Moers ins Leben gerufen wurde. Ein Zendo, das auch heute noch in Räumen der Ev. Kirchengemeinde Schwafheim Schwarzer Weg 14 in Moers aktiv ist.
Pastor Claus Brandis und Okami gründeten Zendo Moers, um Praktizierenden im Großraum Moers und Mitgliedern der Gemeinde die Möglichkeit zu geben, regelmäßig montags abends in der Gruppe zu meditieren in Begleitung des Zen Lehrers Okami. Das Zendo Moers wird Ende 2020 neue Heimat finden im Neubau des Raum der Stille der Gemeinde.

Im Jahr 2017 wurde mit dem Internationalen Meditations-Zentrum Pauenhof in Sonsbeck Hamb Pauendyk 1 die Vereinbarung geschlossen, alle Zen Kurse ( Sesshin ), Workshops und Zen Intensivzeiten von Eido-Ji in den beiden Zendo‘s vom Pauenhof stattfinden zu lassen. Der Pauenhof bietet mit den beiden großen Zendo‘s, dem herrlichen Buddha Park, 30 Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten und einer guten Küche den geeigneten Rahmen für die Aktivitäten von Eido-Ji. Pauenhof ist gut erreichbar für Interessenten aus dem Ruhrgebiet, Niederrhein und Holland. Siehe auch : https://youtu.be/xmkm-zsl-8w.

Schließlich bezog Okami mit seiner Lebenspartnerin der Klangtherapeutin Ines Günther das Zendo Goch mit dem Meditations- und Klangraum in der Galerie. Das Zendo Goch ist seitdem die Basis von Eido-Ji und der Klangtherapie Ines Günther. Im Zendo Goch finden die wöchentlichen Abendmeditationen am Dienstag, außerdem die monatlichen Zen- Studienkreise und regelmäßigen Ausbildungen von Schülern mit Koan Schulung und Zen Dialog Prozessen und die Achtsamkeits-Abendkurse statt
( achtsamkeit-im-alltag-goch.dezen-garland.de )

Überblick :
Zendo Moers : Wöchentliche Abendmeditationen, jeweils am Montag 19:30 – 21 Uhr.
Am 1. Montag/Monat mit Okami ( Interview und Atem-Yoga )
Zendo Pauenhof : Zen-Kurse ( Sesshin ) , Workshops und Zen Intensiv Zeiten lt. Kalender.
Zendo Goch : Wöchentliche Abendmeditationen mit Atem-Yoga, jeweils Dienstag 19:30 – 21 Uhr – Workshops – Zen-Dialog Prozesse – Schülerausbildung – Achtsamkeitskurse.

Spirituelle Leitung :
Sensei Okami
Zen Lehrer, Zen Priester.
Zen Garland Order Deutschland
Dharmas Successor von Roshi Genki Paul Kahn.

English Text

Sensei Wolfgang Okami Schmachtenberg is the Spiritual Director of Eido-ji. Sensei Okami is a Dharma Successor of Roshi Paul Genki Kahn, Spiritual Director of The Zen Garland Order and is a member of the ZGO International Teachers’ Circle.

Eido-ji (Eternal Way Temple) was founded by Sensei Wolfgang Okami Schmachtenberg and currently consists of three practice places, the Zendo Moers, the Zendo Goch and the Zendo at the The International Meditation Center, Pauenhof, in Sonsbeck Hamb Pauendyk 1. Most of Sensei Okami’s retreats, workshops and classes are given at The Pauenhof, which offers two large meditation halls, a gorgeously landscaped “Buddha Park,” 30 sleeping accommodations and an industrial kitchen. Pauenhof is easily accessible for interested parties from the Ruhr area, Lower Rhine and Holland. Find more information about Pauenhof here: https://youtu.be/xmkm-zsl-8w.

The Zendo Goch is also the residence of Sensei Okami and his partner, Inse Günther, a sound therapist. Sensei Okami works individually with committed students on site and in distance-learning formats. His teaching style is personal, addressing all aspects of a practitioner’s life with holistic, skill-based practices. Sensei Okami began Zen training in 1989 with Zen Teacher Johannes Kopp, a Dharma Successor of Koun Yamada Roshi in Essen, Germany. After a decade of practice, retreats and study together, Zen Teacher Kopp died. At that time Sensei became a student of Roshi Paul Genki Kahn in the Teacher’s Path in The Zen Garland Order.

EIDO-Ji offers weekly evening Zen meditation, monthly study groups, Koan study and Mindfulness courses. In 2019 Sensei Okami began studying the BIG MIND Process with Sensei Jikishin, A Dharma Successor of Roshi Genpo, and has begun to lead the process at Eido-Jii under the title, “Zen Dialogue Process.”

Eido-ji offers an experienced teacher and a warm and welcoming community devoted to spiritual and human development. The practice is focused on each practitioner’s engagement with their personal lives in the world. We welcome beginners, accomplished practitioners and Zen teachers to gather together with us in a holistic and creative approach to Zen and life

When an individual comes to explore practice, we help them identify their needs and aspirations. We then work with them to develop a practice routine that fits their goals, time and interests. There are different levels of involvement, practices and a variety of paths available. A personal training regimen emerges over time.

The Zen Garland Order has clear training paths and high standards for empowerments. The teachings we offer in personal dialogues, classes, workshops, retreats and social action projects are carefully crafted and integrated, reflecting the venerable tradition of Zen complemented by modern psychology, science and philosophy. Sensei Okami follows the holistic curriculum of The Zen Garland Order, which is organized in 7 Core Practices:

  • Personal study-practice with a Zen Teacher;
  • Mastering forms of Zen Meditation;
  • Zen Focusing for Emotional Wellbeing;
  • Embodiment practices;
  • Zen liturgy and ritual;
  • Service as a way of being;
  • Healing Practices for Grandmother Earth.

Poem by Roshi Genki offered to Sensei Okami at his Dharma Transmission:

This Lone Wolf
Has broken from the pack.
With powerful instincts and sharp intelligence,
Self-reliance and forbearance
He has fought his way through the wilderness.
He returns to lead in companionship.
The very stones, woodlands, stars and moon
Howl greetings to him.

Read more about EIDO-JI here: achtsamkeit-im-alltag-goch.de and zen-garland.de

For More Information

For information about Eternal Way Temple, or to send us a message, please fill out this contact form.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Eternal Way Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Courses/Workshops

Friday May 8
Saturday May 9
Sunday May 10
Monday May 11
Monday May 18
Monday May 25
No event found!
Load More

Weekly Events

Tuesday February 18
Tuesday February 25
Tuesday March 3
Tuesday March 10
No event found!
Load More

Eido Ji Temple

Wolfgang Schmachtenberg

Humboldtstr. 10
47574 Goch
Germany

Sign up for our newsletter

Our newsletters and updates will keep you informed of local and regional classes, workshops, and retreats as well as online study opportunities, blogs, information, and inspiration to continue nurturing, healing, and caring for yourself and the world.

We will not share your information with anyone else.

See you soon!

Get in Touch with Us

Ask us questions. Share ideas.

Set up a time to meet with us. Tell us your story.