Zen Pilgrimage

The first Swiss Zen Pilgrimage spans between Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln and Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

Origin

In Zen tradition the relationship between teacher and disciple is being expressed once a year through a formal greeting ritual. The disciple formally visits the teacher and both inquire about the well-being of the other. It is an expression of respect and thankfullness of sharing the path of Zen. The first Swiss Zen Pilgrimage originates from Zen Monk Marcel Reding, founder of the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln and Zen Monk Alain Lafon, founder of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

Spring - Route (Einsiedeln - Glarus)

The pilgrimage takes place at Easter and leads from the Eremita Zen Temple over the Honora Zen Temple to the Lambda Zen Temple. The Pilgrimage takes two days and leads through rough terrain. It will take place in any weather. It is also possible to hike only one stage.

Stage 1

  • Meeting: Good Friday at the Eremita Zen Temple
  • Start: Saturdaymorning
  • ca. 9 hour hiking
  • Honora Zen Temple: Dinner & Sleepover

Stage 2

  • Meeting: Honora Zen Temple
  • Start: Sundaymorning
  • ca. 9 hour hiking
  • Lambda Zen Tempel: Dinner

Autumn - Route (Glarus - Einsiedeln)

The autumn pilgrimage takes place on the first weekend of october and leads from the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus to the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln. The Pilgrimage takes two days and leads through rough terrain. It will take place in any weather.

Stage 1

  • Meeting: Fridayevening at the Lambda Zen Temple
  • Start: Saturdaymorning
  • ca. 12 hour hiking
  • Alpine Hut: Dinner & Sleepover

Stage 2

  • Start: Sundaymorning
  • ca. 12 hour hiking
  • Eremita Zen Temple: Dinner

Equipment

  • Good hiking gear
  • Sleepingbag (only for the Pilgrimage in October)
  • Food for stage 1 & 2

Participation

You are very wellcome to join. Please note that we take no responsibility for accidents and illnesses. The Pilgrimage is challenging and it may have snow on the route.

Costs

Please donate a reasonable amount to the respective zen temples. Every donation is welcome and is used conscientiously so that we can permanently offer a place of meditation and emptiness.

Contact & Reservation






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Adressen

Eremita Zen Tempel
Etzelstrasse 38
8840 Einsiedeln
Tel.: 078 408 10 89

Honora Zen Tempel
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg
Tel.: 078 408 10 89

Lambda Zen Tempel
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus
Tel.: 076 40 50 567