How to meditate at the zen monastery in Switzerland


How to meditate at the Zen Monastery?

The monthly meditation week (zen retreat 7 days) is a seven day meditation retreat, where we reexamine the true self. You are welcome to stay the whole week or a few days or just visit to have a tea as it suits you. Newcomers have to absolve the whole week. The retreat starts monthly every first Friday at 15 o'clock and ends Thursday at 15 o'clock.

How to meditate like a zen monk?

Walking, I reach the place where streams run out; sitting, I see the moment when the clouds arise.


  • 04:00  Meditation
  • 05:45  Breakfast
  • 07:00  Module
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 14:00  Module
  • 18:00  Dinner
  • 19:15  Meditation (4x 45min)
  • 23:00  Lights out!

Module (not freely selectable): Meditation, Working, Cooking, Hiking, Gardening, Others. The schedule can vary.

How to meditate at the zen monastery in Switzerland

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 is the abbot of the Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln.


We take a deep breath and ponder the imponderable. Sit relaxed and penetrate the deep of the deepness. 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.


Here you will find the most important questions and answers.


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.

Mountain Week

The meditation Week (january & august) commemorating Enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down.


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600 CHF / Retreat   (100 CHF / day)

 The oblations are not refundable! See our donation site here.


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