we practice Soto Zen

Regular Meetings

Mondays and Thursdays: Morning Practice

Our morning practice on Mondays and Thursdays consists of two periods of zazen, with kinhin (and the possibility to join in) inbetween, followed by sutra chanting (Heart Sutra, Daihi Shin Darani, Enmei Jukko Kannon Gyo).

  • 6:30 Zazen
  • 7:10 Kinhin (possibility to join in)
  • 7:20 Zazen
  • 7:50 Chanting

Please register beforehand: info@daijihi.org or 0676/7906230.

Fridays: Evening Practice


  • 19:00-19:40 Zazen
  • 19:50-20:30 Text study and discussion. We are currently reading Kosho Uchiyama: Zen für Küche und Leben (How to Cook Your Life)

Please register beforehand: info@daijihi.org or 0676/7906230.

Dr.-Schober-Str. 73, 1130 Vienna.

Public Transport:
Bus 56 A to Atzgersdorf, „Glawatschweg“ station

On request, we can come and pick you up at Speising (60, 62, 56a, 56b) or Hietzing (U4), please give us a call: 0676/7906230.

Participation via Zoom can be arranged, just drop us a line: info@daijihi.org

Good to know:

Our practice is open to anyone, beginners included. If you don’t have any zazen experience yet, we kindly ask you to come a few minutes earlier so we can assist you.

We meet roughly 15 minutes in advance, no special clothing required, it should be comfortable and dark colors are appreciated.

Our practice dialogue also does not require any prior knowledge.

Other forms of practice – please check the calendar for specific dates

Schedule Practice Sunday
Schedule Sesshin
Schedule Zazenkai
Schedule Genzo-e

ZEN is an open, interdenominational tradition that welcomes anyone who is interested. You neither have to declare any faith nor convert to anything to practice Zen, no alterations to your personal beliefs or religious affiliations need be made. There is no dogma and there are no fixed beliefs. We only ask you to follow the rules that are in effect during our shared practice.