Welcome to the meditation in the cemetery! 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. The cemetery 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 Friedhof Forum and Zen Monk Reding invite you to the open meditation zurich in the cemetery sihlfeld.

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


The cemetery Forum of the City of Zurich and the Zen Academy invited in September 2017 for the first time to an open meditation in the cemetery Sihlfeld.


In 2018, Bern was the first city in Switzerland to erect a burial ground for Buddhists at the Bremgarten Cemetery.


The cemetery am Hörnli is the largest cemetery in Switzerland. It was built from 1926 to 1932 as the central cemetery of the whole canton of Basel-Stadt in the municipality of Riehen.

St. Gallen

The cemetery Feldli in St. Gallen was built in 1874 and expanded in 1956. The geometric style of the design contains characteristic motifs of French garden art from the 17th and 18th centuries.


The crematorium, inaugurated in 1926, is located above Friedental Cemetery. Upstream is a spacious, terraced urn cemetery including the hall.


Open meditation in the Cemetery Totengut in the city of Chur. The oldest town in Switzerland and has a settlement history of over 5,000 years.

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.


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!

078 408 10 89


Honora Zen Monastery
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89

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