Dogen Zenji says:
“We never know where, on the grass by the path, our dew-drop life will fall.”

I was born in a small rural town in Austria. In 2019, I received priest ordination from Hoko Karnegis in the lineage of Shohaku Okumura Roshi. I am registered in “Soto Zen Buddhism North America”, the North American Sotoshu Shumucho Association, and practice with my sangha in Vienna.

For more information about our practice, visit

I have two grown-up children, am already a grandfather and live in Vienna with my wife, with whom I run a trading company. I am a volunteer in the NGO 1000 hands, where we are currently planning a housing project. We are also prison chaplains and take care of the homeless.

Works published:

Buddhismus aktuell 1/2021

ÖBR Magazin 4/2019

ÖBR Magazin 3/2018

ÖBR Magazin 2/2018

ÖBR Magazin 1/2018

ÖBR Magazin 2/2014

Andreas Hagn
Mobile phone: +43 (676) 7906230
Dr. Schober Strasse 73
1130 Vienna

This website was originally composed in memory of Ivan D. and Sam J.