Retreat & Contemplation
in a modern monastery
What form of nourishment will truly minister to the soul? The modern, inter-denominational Gut Saunstorf Monastery near the Hanseatic city of Wismar, operates under the aegis of the charitable OM Foundation Inner Science. At its core, it is founded on spiritual tradition, conveyed by a wisdom teacher and actively lived out by students of the way.
This place of stillness invites you to withdraw from outward life and, for a time, to turn inward, and attend to the needs of the soul.
I know of no other comparable place of this clarity.
Andreas von Oertzen
A monastery is a place of silence, contemplation and seclusion from the world. We continue this tradition in the modern monastery – free from obsolete confessional constraints. This inner path serves being here in this very moment. It includes everything, and it is oriented towards the divine.
Contemplation & Silence
As a guest of our monastery you can arrange your daily routine around your needs. If you wish, you are warmly welcome to participate in our regular daily offers of moving meditation and sitting in silence in the morning and in the evening.
Every morning and evening you can participate in a half-hour silent meditation. In the morning you can also partake in a half-hour exercise programme (Yoga, QiGong, etc.)