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.

Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln Switzerland.


You and everyone with sincere intention is welcome to come and to leave anytime. You are welcome to stay at the Eremita Zen Temple for months, weeks, a few days, some hours or just visit to have a coffee as it suits you.

Daily Meditation

You are welcome for the evening Zen meditations. The meditations start daily at 19:15 (2x 45min). Thursday is closed.


Every Monday. During consultation we reexamine living and dying from heart to heart. The dialogue takes place in a formal setting. Don't hesitate to ask questions you normally don't dare asking.

Way of St. James

Eremita Zen Temple offers an accommodation for pilgrims from around the world directly on the Way of Saint James. You are always welcome to stay for one night, a few days or just for a cup of coffee.


NEED TO READ BEFORE YOUR STAY. We eat what will be served (vegetables, meat, fish, etc.) and be grateful. The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. They intend to make human coexistence smooth and pleasant.


Here you will find the most important questions and answers about templestay, the Zen Academy and Zen temples.

Day Off

Thursday is a day off and there is no daily schedule.


Please read the etiquette and key questions and answers about your stay thoroughly.

If you want to practice in the temple for more than a week, contact the respective temple via the contact form and by phone (short stays contact form only).

Pay the Oblations before your stay.


Zen Monk Reding founded the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln Switzerland.

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.

Daily Meditation 20 CHF

Templestay: 50 CHF/ day   300 CHF/ week    700 CHF/ month

Advance Payment

All oblations for the Eremita Zen Temple in Switzerland are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). See our donation site here.

Welcome to the Eremita Zen Temple Einsiedeln for the daily meditation.

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.


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


Eremita Zen Temple
Zen Monk M. Reding
Etzelstrasse 38
8840 Einsiedeln

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89

Zen monk Reding founded the Eremita Zen Temple in Switzerland.

Company Registration: CHE-454.125.538

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