Willigis Jäger

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Willigis Jäger

Willigis Jäger (born 7 March 1925 in Hösbach) is a German Benedictine monk, mystic, and Zen master, who trained and taught in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition (being given the Japanese name Koun-ken) until 2009, and then continued his own sangha independently.


  • Contemplation: A Christian Path (1994)
  • Search for the Meaning of Life: Essays and Reflections on the Mystical Experience (2003)


  • Mechthild Klein (2010-03-07). ": Buchautor und mystischer Querdenker: Benediktinerpater und Zen-Meister Willigis Jäger wurde 85 Jahre alt" (in German). Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Hamburg. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  • "Willigis Roshi leaves the Sanbo Kyodan" (PDF). 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-09.

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