Lambda Zen Temple is the first Zen temple for software developers and zen practitioners alike.

The Insopor Zen Academy is a nonprofit association.
Our purpose is to awaken each and everyone's true nature and to share compassion with the community.

Daily Schedule
  • 06:30     Meditation
  • 07:30     Breakfast
  • 08:00     Module
  • 11:45     Lunch
  • 13:30     Module
  • 17:30     Dinner
  • 19:00     Meditation
  • 22:00     Lights out

Module (not freely selectable): IT Projects, Meditation, Hiking, Gardening, Work, Cleaning, Cooking, Free time, etc.

IT Projects

The projects will be created by professional Software Developers (tutors of the Insopor Zen Academy) to serve a humanistic ideal. Things you would never do, because you have no time or money.

Zen Meditation

Open daily!


If you want to stay longer than three months, it is possible to become a staff member and have an expense free stay from the fourth 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.


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

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.

Tutor Monika Bieri

Monika Bieri

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.


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.


Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk Alain Lafon / Monika Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus

Phone: +41 76 40 50 567
E-Mail: lambda@zen-tempel.ch

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