The Zen Centre Eisenbuch came across Fumon Nakagawa Roshi in the shape of an old country inn in the year 1996. Following his vision, he decided to live and work here.

The centre is located in the idyllic woodlands of Upper Bavaria, not far from the Black Madonna of Altötting.

Pater Emanuel Jungclausen from the monastery Niederalteich, Dr. Notger Wolf, former archabbot of St. Ottilien and Pater Brantschen from the Lasalle House in Switzerland all gave their joint support in the creation of the Zen Centre.

As a result, good contacts developed with neighbours, the local population and organisations such as churches, schools, community, county council and clubs. A recent highlight was the “Day of the Open Garden Gate 2008”, an event organised by the County Council. More than 2000 visitors came and were finally able to enjoy the opportunity to get to know the Zen centre. All of the positive feedback received from the media and visitors alike was a true recognition of the many years of hard work, joy and fulfilment put into the centre.

The present monastery DAIHIZAN FUMONJI, including the seminar and guest house developed over many years of hard construction and conversion work. Many people have contributed to this work over the years with all their knowledge and expertise.
Today, the exterior and interior construction work is finished and a stable monastery community is establishing. After all those years of building, we are happy to be able to commit our time now fully to the courses and the monastery practice.


Greeting of the house to you

The house has been here for you since 1996
You have arrived at this house.
You are at home at this place
where the mountain of peace and compassion stands (DAIHIZAN)
and where the Vihara place of peace of the universal all-encompassing gate is (FUMONJI).

»DAIHIZAN FUMONJI« wants to be the manifestation
of the boundless love and compassion
of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.
This is wonderful, and the most amazing thing is,
that YOU are here, together with all of us,
on this mountain, in this place,
where all are embraced by boundless love.

You are Whole. You are Love.
Manifest this essence within you,
for yourself, for all,
in this moment of the eternity of your life!
You have arrived in this place,
you are at home in this house
in peace, in joy,
in eternity.

Fumon S. Nakagawa, Mai 2000