Welcome to the Meditation Basel! For many people cemeteries are places with a meditative or even spiritual atmosphere. Novices and novices of Zen monasteries also seek out nightly cemeteries during their training in the hive to meditate there. Zen meditation in the largest cemetery in Switzerland. The cemetery am Hörnli offers the opportunity to get to know a special kind of meditation in a special place.

The meditations take place in spring and autumn.

The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.

Meditation Basel welcomes you to join the open meditation in the cemetery am hörnli twice a year.


9. April 2021 (Friday)

8. October 2021 (Friday)

Attention: The event takes place in all weather conditions. When it rains, the meditation takes place under the arcades.


18 - 20 o'clock

  • Greeting
  • Sitting-Meditation 40 min
  • Walking-Meditation 20 min
  • Sitting-Meditation 40 min
  • Q&A

Friedhof am Hörnli
at the chapels
Hörnliallee 70
4125 Riehen


It is recommended to bring a small mat or a pillow. In bad weather, please bring a rain cover or umbrella (for walking meditation).


Not necessary!


Collection at the end: Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.

078 408 10 89


If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Friedhof am Hörnli
Hörnliallee 70
4125 Riehen

Tel: 061 605 21 00

Meditation Basel at the Cemetery am Hörnli


Zen Monk Abbot Reding

Zen monk Reding is leading the open meditation basel at the cemetery am Hörnli twice a year.

Tel: +41(0)78 408 10 89

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Welcome to the meditation Basel in the cemetery am Hörnli with Zen monk Reding (founder of the Zen Academy).

Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Meditation Basel in the Cemetery 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.