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

The zen meditation retreat is a seven day 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. The templegates are always open! The meditation retreat starts monthly every first Friday at 15 o'clock and ends Thursday at 15 o'clock.

Gold is tested by fire, a jewel is tested by a stone,
water is tested with a pole, a person is tested by his word.


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

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

Module (not freely selectable): Meditation, Working, Cooking, Hiking, Gardening, Others

To hike is to cleanse the mind. Hiking 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.

A student asked Master Yunmen, “When this student didn’t raise a thought, is there still a sin or not?”  The Master said, “Matterhorn!” Why did he say so? If you know the answer come and check it out.  Don't discuss this with others, it is neither helping you nor them. Anytime let's have tea and an interview!


Meetup Group. iCal or Outlook.


Zen Monk Marcel Reding

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 Marcel Reding 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.

Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon

Zen Monk Alain Lafon

Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon has lived for years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he joined Insopor Zen Academy in 2015. He is the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

Alain also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products like to facilitate digital education.


Contact and inform us how many people and how long you intend to come to the meditation retreat! Thank you very much!


Honora Zen Monastery
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89

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