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ZendoNew construction project

The BergZendo is located at an altitude of 900 meters in the Hohe Wand Nature Park, just one hour from Vienna. It is the Zen and seminar center of BodhidharmaZendo, which was founded in 1979 and is a member of the Austrian Buddhist Religious Society. Over the past eight years, we have invested a lot of time and energy in making BergZendo the much-visited jewel that it is today.
But although the center has beds for 40 people, the meditation room only holds half that many.

The BergZendo Hohe Wand and its surroundings, 2023. Sound: Michael Guzei; Thanks to Werner Kodytek.

More space for practice

In order to exploit the potential of this outstanding location, we are planning to build a new meditation hall: the ZendoNeu!This will underline BergZendo’s position as one of the most important Zen centers in Austria.And it has the potential to establish itself as an important place of spiritual practice throughout Europe.

The majority of the construction costs are already covered thanks to a generous donation – we are so close to our goal!


With the support of an architect, we have drawn up a professional construction plan for the ZendoNeu that can be approved by the authorities.

With an area of 100m², the room is about twice the size of our current Zendo. In addition, a spacious storage room, an anteroom with a checkroom and a kitchenette will be attached to the new Zendo.

Good views

From the southeast-facing veranda (pictured left), you can enjoy the view of the sunrise and the surrounding landscape. The veranda will be accessible from both the main house and the new zendo. A planned staircase will also provide access to and from the garden.

You too can contribute to the construction of the ZendoNew!
Every donation, regardless of the amount, is welcome and helps to make the BergZendo 
accessible to a wider public.


Donation options

Direct bank transfer to our Austrian bank account:

Account holder: Verein zur Foerderung des Zen-Buddhismus
IBAN: AT60 2081 5000 4550 9031
Reference: Donation for ZendoNew


If you have any questions about donations, please write an e-mail to our association board:

Abbot Seigaku Kigen Oshō writes a letter to everyone interested:
(For a better readability please click the letter)

The larger ZendoNeu meditation hall will be built where the BergZendo hay barn is currently located (right in the picture)

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