Welcome to the open Meditation Chur. 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. Chur is the oldest town in Switzerland and has a settlement history of over 5,000 years. The Cemetery Totengut 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.

The open meditation takes place in the cemetery Totengut.


10. April 2021 (Saturday)
9. October 2021 (Saturday)

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


17 - 19 o'clock

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

Cemetery Totengut
Sandstrasse 50
7000 Chur

It has parking at the cemetery.


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 Totengut
Sandstrasse 50
7000 Chur

Phone: 081 254 47 65
Contact: Stadtgärtnerei Chur

The open Meditation takes place twice a year in the cemetery Totengut.


Zen Monk M. Reding

Zen Monk Reding welcomes you at the open meditation in the cemetery Totengut.

Phone: 078 408 10 89

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Zen Monk Reding and the cemetery Totengut invites you to the open Meditation Chur.

Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the open Meditation Chur 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.