Bodhisattva Vows

A Bodhisattva is considered a being who pursue the highest levels of knowledge and wisdom and strive on the way of enlightenment to realize it themself in order to use it for the salvation of all living beings. The core idea is not only to get enlightenment themselves and for themselves alone, but instead to help all other beings, also from the endless cycle of life & death.

  • Sentient beings are numberless: Therefore, I vow to liberate them all.
  • Delusions are inexhaustible: Therefore, I vow to end them all.
  • The Dharma gates are countless: Therefore, I vow to master them all.
  • The Buddha way is unsurpassable: Therefore, I vow to attain it.

At whose house is there no bright moon and pure wind?

How do you do it?

The Bodhisattva Vows are very important for the Zen monks and Zen nuns in Switzerland and worldwide.

Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the boddhisattva vows contact us at any time via a contact form on the homepage or call. We would be pleased to welcome you in one of our Zen temples. Visit for a cup of coffee, an evening meditation, for a short or long term templestay. The temple gates are always open and the daily routine continues. Examine and share Life & Death with the Zen Nuns and Zen Monks in Switzerland.