Welcome to the templestay program for digital nomads. The Lambda Zen Temple is a place for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitage-like lifestyle. As a digital nomad you can meditate and work at the zen temple. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed.
It is the first Zen temple for developers and Zen practitioners who are interested in a longterm templestay program connected to IT activities. The morning and evening meditation is the same as in all the Zen Temples, but the daily modules are especially work on software projects. Our purpose is to awaken each and everyone's true nature and to share compassion with the community.
The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.
Householder and the homeless in mutual dependence, reach the true path! Who is the true householder and the homeless?
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 Alain Lafon and Monika Bieri welcome you to the Lambda Zen Temple.
Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon
Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon has lived for years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he joined Insopor Zen Academy in 2015. Now, he is head monk of the Lambda Zen Temple.
Alain also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products like collecture.io to facilitate digital education.
Monika Bieri has lived in Shogen Dojo for a good year and has lead the daily meditation and facilitated regular retreats. In 2015, she joined the Insopor Zen Academy and continued to lead daily meditation as well as facilitating regular retreats.
Monika has a degree in Psychology and works self-employed as art therapist at Maltherapie Züri.