About "Haus Engl"

Seminarhaus Engl e.V. is a non-profit organization that was founded 1990 to offer retreats from different Buddhist traditions. We were inspired and encouraged by Sylvia Wetzel and Fred von Allmen. We want to help that attitudes like compassion, tolerance and insight get more attention in our society. Seminarhaus Engl as a place of practice, retreat and meeting should not be an island, but a bridge to a life with meaning right in our time.

We are member of the DBU (German Buddhist Union) and try to work together with other groups that are engaged in creating a more humane world. There are seminars, talks and meditation retreats taking place with the following emphasis: - different forms of meditation, particularly Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Zen-Sesshin, as well as teachings in the Tibetan tradition. - Supportive practices like bodywork, QiGong, Kum Nye and Yoga. - Courses that deal with Engaged Buddhism (Hospice work for instance) It`s our wish to be open and critical about Dharma in the West. We want Seminarhaus Engl to be a place where people are comfortable, can really get into the practice and feel safe enough to let changes and development happen. Again and again we feel privileged to be able to work in this way with our guests and teachers. Engl is set among fields and woods in Niederbayern, about 100 km east of Munich. The next village is 3 km away.

Directions to Haus Engl

The nearest airports are Munich and Salzburg. By train: - from Munich to Mühldorf/Obb. And on to Eggenfelden - from Landshut to Neumarkt St.Veit and on to Eggenfelden - from Passau to Eggenfelden Between 16.00 and 19.00 we pick you up in Eggenfelden if it`s possible, there are also taxis. Please inform us some days ahead about of your arrival. By car: - from Munich you take B 388 in the direction of Passau, until you reach the turnoff Vordersarling (10 km ahead of Eggenfelden). - Autobahn Munich-Deggendorf to Landshut, turn onto - B 299 in the direction of Vilsbiburg, where you take B 338 towards Passau/Eggenfelden up to Vordersarling. - Autobahn Nürnberg - Regensburg - Passau, Exit Straubing, take B 20 towards Burghausen until you reach Eggenfelden, take B 388 to Munich up To Vordersarling. - From Mühldorf, Altötting you go to Geratskirchen and on towards Unterdietfurt until you reach the turnoff to Seminarhaus Engl. Between Unterdietfurt and Geratskirchen there is a bus stop in Kaiwimm and a turnoff sign to Seminarhaus Engl.

Dana - the spirit of generosity

At most of our retreats there is no payment for the teacher charged. At the end of the retreat people are given the opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. There is no price that can be set for sharing the teachings. Nonetheless the teachers depend on the support of the participants to make their living and be able to go on teaching. Giving and generosity are active aspects of a spiritual practice. They help to keep the teachings alive and accessible for everyone. The fee you pay to participate in a retreat is solely to enable us to provide food and accommodation and to cover the running costs of the center.

General information

Beginning/end of courses: Courses start on the first day with dinner at 19.00 and end on the last day with lunch. Exceptions are mentioned. Registration is between 16.00 and 19.00, please don`t come earlier. What`s to bring: Please bring bed-linen or a sleeping bag (with a linen sheet), slippers and towels. Room and board: We mostly have single and double rooms, and some dormitory space. Especially when we have large retreats there is only limited capacity of single rooms. Please let us know your preference when you book, we`ll try our best. Single rooms cost an extra of € 8/day. We serve vegetarian food. Booking/Cancellation and payment: Retreats can be booked by mail, fax or email, not by telephone. Please provide full name, address and telephone number. We ask you to make a deposit of €50 (with the retreat date) on our bank account or in cash. You can pay the remaining cost upon arrival either in cash or with EC-card (we don`t accept credit cards, sorry). We don`t confirm your booking except on demand. For our management it`s important that you book at least 3 weeks before the retreat starts. If you cancel up to one week before the retreat starts, we charge €25, if you cancel later we keep the deposit. If you cancel on the same day, we charge the full cost of the retreat. Course charge: Our course charge covers the travel cost and other expenses of the teacher, as well as part of our administration costs. There is no payment for the teacher included. Please read the paragraph about Dana. Exemption from liability: Seminarhaus Engl is not liable for any physical or psychic damage developing during the seminar. Other: Part of our daily schedule is one hour of working meditation (Karma Yoga) in house and garden. We have a biological sewage system, so please just use soaps and shampoos that are biodegradable. We also supply soaps and shampoos. In wintertime you need tires with good tread.


Seminarhaus Engl e.V. Verein für buddhistisches Leben und Handeln Engl 1, D-84339 Unterdietfurt Phone : 0049-8728-616 Fax : 0049-8728-412 Email: info@seminarhaus-engl.de Internet : www.seminarhaus-engl.de Bank account : Postgiroamt München, BLZ 70010080 Account: 523 916 808; IBAN DE85 700100800523916808; BIC (Swift) PBNKDEFF