Welcome to the modern monastery

At Gut Saunstorf the vision of a spiritual centre is realized, in which Western and Eastern wisdom, free of any religious attachment, is being taught and used therapeutically. This place of retreat is dedicated to the teaching, to study, to meditation and contemplation and also to healing body experience. The monastic atmosphere here creates a holy place. Who enters here opens for something new. He takes off his shoes, becomes quiet, is careful with other people and objects, and eats silently.

Works of art are inspiring. They come from different religions, whose core is the eternal philosophy, a universal teaching that is always valid. It is transmitted by wisdom teacher OM C. Parkin, a spiritual master who has followed the path to the very end. Knowing about the inner accesses and dead ends, he accompanies people accurately on their way to themselves.

More than forty-five of his disciples work and live as a community in Saunstorf and nearby. They meet regularly, accompany each other in self-inquiry and thus follow the deep longing for self-knowledge.

You are welcome at the modern monastery of Gut Saunstorf as a seeker, learner, researcher, co-worker or simply as a guest.

What is a Modern Monastery?

A sacred place of spiritual tradition and an evolved place of modernity. A contradiction? Spirituality is the heart of every culture. A culture without spirituality is a culture without heart. When the monastery returns to enlightened modernity as a temple, as a place of stillness, as a place of preservation and transmission of spiritual knowledge, the transmission of the living flame is ensured.

The modern monastery embraces the monastic tradition and brings it further. Out of the performance of religion. Into the innermost of any religion: its eternal core, mysticism.

The mysticism of modernity connects the spiritual traditions of the East and the West. In the light of this teaching the modern monastery becomes a place of inner union.

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