Life and death are the great matter. Be watchful of your time. All is impermanent and passes swiftly away. Time waits for no one.

Welcome to the templestay program. You and everyone with sincere intention is welcome to come and to leave anytime. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed. You are welcome to stay a few days, some hours or just visit to have a coffee as it suits you. The templegates are always open! Check out the schedule for your arrival time.

Eremita Zen Temple

Daily Schedule
  • 05:00     Meditation
  • 06:00     Breakfast
  • 07:00     Modul
  • 11:30     Lunch
  • 13:30     Modul
  • 17:30     Dinner
  • 19:00     Meditation
  • 23:00     Lights out

Modul (not freely selectable): Zen Meditation, Hiking, Work, Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening, Self study, etc.


If you want to stay longer than three months it is possible to become a staff member from the third month on and have an expense free stay (from the 4th month). Please contact us for further questions.

The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.


Our purpose is to awaken each and everyone's true nature and to share compassion with the community. Please help us to offer a refuge for meditation and teaching.

2 hours: free
1 day: 70.-
1 week: 350.-
1 month: 1200.-
3 months: 2500.-
Longterm Templestay: from the 4th month free of charge*
> 3 months: 600.- /month**

All oblations are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). The oblations are not refundable.
Repeaters and children will have a prize reduction.
Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.

*as staff member
**with own part-time job considered as alms round


Zen Monk Marcel Reding

In the year 2015 we the gates to the public. After ten years of continuous reexamination of the words and actions of the wise and holy Ones in japanese and south-korean zen monasteries, ordained Zen Monk Marcel Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014.


If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.


Eremita Zen Temple
Zen Monk Marcel Reding
Etzelstrasse 38
8840 Einsiedeln

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89
E-Mail: eremita@zen-tempel.ch

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