Intensive zen retreat rohatsu switzerland


The training week commemorating enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down. The activities of the week consist entirely of meditation. There will be a winter (january) and a summer (august) Intensive Zen Retreat. You are welcome to the intensive Zen Retreat to stay the whole week (newcomers) or just a few days as it suits you.

Twice a year there is the intensive Zen Retreat

Seven days count as one!

Schedule 24/7

  • 04:00  Meditation
  • 05:45  Breakfast
  • 07:00  Module
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 14:00  Module
  • 18:00  Dinner
  • 19:15  Meditation
  • 22:00  Break
  • 23:15  Meditation
  • 01:00  Break
  • 02:15  Meditation

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

Intensive zen retreat rohatsu 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 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.


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.


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.


Here you will find the most important questions and answers .


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