Gut Saunstorf – Place of Stillness

The modern monastery

A monastery is a place of silence, contemplation and seclusion from the world. Physical work, spiritual study and hospitality characterize monastic life.

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.

Economic considerations are secondary, although good housekeeping and healthy finances are a necessity. Most of the people who work here do so primarily because they want to follow an inner path, grow and serve the modern monastery – as individuals and in community.

At Gut Saunstorf, near Lake Schwerin and the beautiful Hanseatic city of Wismar, surrounded by the wonderful nature of Mecklenburg, the inner monastery finds an outer home in a place of stillness.


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Gut Saunstorf Foundation

Promoter of the modern monastery is the non-profit foundation Gut Saunstorf – Place of Stillness. It promotes the protection and preservation of historical monuments by maintaining the manor house and the park, and it supports art and culture.


Steffen Wöhner & Gerd Kanthaus

The monastery hotel is run by Gut Saunstorf gGmbH. Its management is in the hands of the two managing directors Steffen Wöhner and Gerd Kanthaus, supported by a team of over 30 employees and numerous volunteers.


Monastic Community

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Gut Saunstorf Place of Stillness is supported by a lively monastic community consisting of more than 45 people, predominantly disciples of the inner path with OM C. Parkin.

Wenn Sie unseren Klosterbrief@ abonnieren, erhalten Sie mehrmals im Jahr Neuigkeiten aus dem modernen Kloster.