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."

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.

Eremita Zen Temple


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.

The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.


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 are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). The oblations are not refundable. See our donation site here.


Zen Monk Marcel Reding

In the year 2015 zen monk Marcel 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 Marcel 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.



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 Marcel Reding
Etzelstrasse 38
8840 Einsiedeln

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89
E-Mail: eremita@zen-tempel.ch

Eremita Zen Tempel

Company Registration: CHE-454.125.538

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