Zen Pilgrimage

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

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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 and Zen Monk Alain Lafon.

Spring - Route (Einsiedeln - Glarus)

The pilgrimage takes place every year at the first weekend in may and leads from the Eremita Zen Temple over the Honora Zen Monastery 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: Friday at the Eremita Zen Temple
  • Start: Saturdaymorning
  • ca. 9 hour hiking
  • Honora Zen Monastery: Dinner & Sleepover

Stage 2

  • Meeting: Saturdayevening at the Honora Zen Monastery
  • Start: Sundaymorning
  • ca. 9 hour hiking
  • Lambda Zen Tempel: Dinner

Autumn - Route (Glarus - Einsiedeln)

The autumn pilgrimage takes place every year 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. It is also possible to hike only one stage.

Stage 1

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

Stage 2

  • Meeting: Saturdayevening at the Honora Zen Monastery
  • Start: Sundaymorning
  • ca. 12 hour hiking
  • Eremita Zen Temple: Dinner

Eremita Zen Temple

Honora Zen Monastery

Lambda Zen Temple

Equipment

  • Good hiking gear
  • 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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Zen Temple

Eremita Zen Tempel, Etzelstrasse 38, 8840 Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Phone: +41(0)78 408 10 89
eremita@zen-tempel.ch

Honora Zen Monastery
Ussbergstrasse 26, 8864 Reichenburg, Switzerland
Phone: +41(0)78 408 10 89
honora@zen-tempel.ch

Lambda Zen Temple
Im Stützli 5, 8750 Glarus, Switzerland
Phone +41(0)76 40 50 567
lambda@zen-tempel.ch