to the modern monastery
The modern, nondenominational monastery bows to spiritual traditions and takes them further into the modern age. The monastery at Gut Saunstorf – Place of Stillness, near the Hanseatic city of Wismar, invites you to take time for yourself and to withdraw from the noisy demanding world of life in the fast lane. It offers an ideal setting for turning inward, becoming still and listening to your heart.
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.)