HONORA ZEN MONASTERY

Welcome to the Honora Zen Monastery in Switzerland.

The Honora Zen Monastery is a place for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style. Everyone concentrates his consciousness on the given task while working. To work is to cleanse the mind. Work is a opportunity to meditate and become awakened to the real self. A small event in daily life can become an important moment of awareness for one who is in great darkness. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed. 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.

The Honora Zen Monastery welcomes you to the templestay program.

The dog chases the ball, the tiger bites the thrower!

Templestay

You are welcome to stay months, weeks or a few days at the Zen monastery. The templestay is physically and mentally challenging. The templegates are always open!

Before a templestay, a 7 day retreat is mandatory. 

Retreat 7 Days

Every month (first week from friday to thursday) there is a one-week-meditation retreat, where we reexamine the true self. You are welcome to stay the whole week or a few days as it suits you. The templegates are always open!

Mountain Week

The meditation Week commemorating Enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down. There will be a winter and a summer Intensive Zen Retreat.

Etiquette

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.

Staff

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.

Q&A

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

Zen Monk Abbot Reding

In the year 2016 we 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 Brother Marcel 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.

Registration

RTFM 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).

CONTACT US ANYTIME

Honora Zen Monastery
Zen Monk Abbot Reding
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg
Switzerland

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89

Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg Switzerland.

Company Registration: CHE-491.282.797





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