The Palermo-birthday-pilgrimage, April 13-20, 2022

The Palermo-birthday-pilgrimage, April 13-20, 2022

After the spontaneously planned US trip to a Zen sesshin and a subsequent street retreat around my 70th birthday did not work out (too many imponderables, also because of COVID), I was looking for a place with a strong statement. And that’s what Palermo gives! I...
Temple-News – 4/2021 – English Version

Temple-News – 4/2021 – English Version

TEMPLE-NEWS: DATES FOR THE LAST TIME PUBLIC Dates until 31.12.2021 still here. Such an incredibly rich year is behind me, behind you as well.. Yes, why shouldn’t we begin to look back and wonder, already in November? The (almost) daily zazen offerings in the...
Temple-News – 4/2021 – English Version

Spiritual Biography of Monika Winkelmann

English version of the short “spiritual bio”, to be found on the website of “Waldhaus – Zentrum für Buddhismus und Bewusstes Leben” (Monika has been offering there intuitive, contemplative writing together with formal meditation since...
Innocent Eyes

Innocent Eyes

From Jan. 7-14, 2020, three women made a pilgrimage to Southern Italy: More precisely, the destination of their trip was the International Cemetery in Tarsia/Calabria, on which the internet only gave few informations. The politically right-wing orientation of the...
Ultimately, it’s about being human

Ultimately, it’s about being human

We called and call our actions or the attitude behind them “Being human in our city/region/country”. (Having started a zenpeacemaker circle again, in 2015, some beautiful compassionate actions have arisen, and we will soon share about them.) I speak as a...