Jäger, Willigis

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Jäger, Willigis Gender: M
born on 7 March 1925 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Hösbach, Germany, 50n0, 9e12
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Meridian
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°13' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°20 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 19°14'

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Willigis Jäger (2010)
photo: Benediktushof GmbH, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German Benedictine monk and priest, mystic, and Zen master, who trained and taught in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition. His Zen name is Kyo-un Rōshi.

Upon the initiative of a papal commission under direction of the later pope Ratzinger, he was, in January 2002, forbidden by the Würzburg bishop from further teaching in public.

In Germany, he founded the Benediktushof, an inter-religious centre of meditation and awareness, in 2003.

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

He died in Holzkirchen on 20 March 2020 at age 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Pope Benedict XVI (born 16 April 1927). Notes: Ratzinger restricted his public teaching


Source Notes

Dorothee Möller-Barbian quotes him in the journal Meridian, July 2015.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Other Rel/Spirituality (Mystic)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern (Zen master)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy