OUR PRACTICE AT THE EREMITA ZEN TEMPLE
Grüezi, at the Eremita Zen Temple!
In the record of a Master it says: "on your lump of red flesh is a true man without rank who is always going in and out of the face of every one of you. Those who have not yet proved him, look, look!" The basis of Eremita Zen Hermitage is the selfrealization of this "true man without rank." 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.
Zen Monk M. Reding
In the year 2015 Zen monk M. Reding opened 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, Zen Monk M. Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014.
He absolved a pilgrimage through Japan (3000 miles) doing traditional almsround as a way of thanks for the ten-year training as a zen monk.
As founder and head monk he is in charge of the Honora Zen monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen temple in Einsiedeln.
Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.
Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln 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.