THE ZEN HERMITAGE
Welcome to the templestay at the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln. A small place (max. 5 Persons) for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed. The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.
You and everyone with sincere intention is welcome to come and to leave anytime. You are welcome to stay months, weeks, a few days, some hours or just visit to have a coffee as it suits you. The templegates are always open! Life and death are the great matter. Be watchful of your time. All is impermanent and passes swiftly away. Time waits for no one.
Zen Monk M. Reding
After ten years of continuous reexamination of the words and actions of the wise and holy Ones in japanese and south-korean zen monasteries, ordained Zen Monk M. Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014. He is the abbot 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.
50 CHF/ day 300 CHF/ week 700 CHF/ month
All oblations for the Zen Temple are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included).
Repeaters and children will have a price reduction. The oblations are not refundable! Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.
Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Zen Temple 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.