Temple Stay


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.


Eremita Zen Temple welcomes you for the templestay program in Switzerland.

  • 05:00     Meditation
  • 05:45     Breakfast
  • 07:00     Modul
  • 09:00     Teatime
  • 12:00     Lunch
  • Afternoon is free
  • 18:00     Dinner
  • 19:15     Meditation (2x 45 min)
  • 22:00     Lights out

Modul (not freely selectable): Zen Meditation, Hiking, Work, Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening, Self study, etc. The schedule can vary.


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.


If you want to stay longer than five months it is possible to become a staff member from the fith month on and have an expense free stay (from the fith month). Please contact us for further questions.


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


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.

Day Off

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


Zen Monk Reding welcomes you to the temple stay at the eremita zen temple in einsiedeln switzerland.

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.



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 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.


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

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

Zen monk Reding founded the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln.

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