Welcome to the open Meditation Zurich. 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 forum (Friedhof Forum) of the city of Zurich and the Zen Academy invited in September 2017 for the first time open meditation in the cemetery Sihlfeld. That was well received and therefore continues. The evening offers the opportunity to get to know a special meditation in a special place or to enjoy it once more.

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

12. April 2021 (Monday)
11. October 2021 (Monday)
Attention: The event takes place in all weather conditions. When it rains, the meditation will take place in the old crematorium.

19 - 21 o'clock

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

Friedhof Sihlfeld
Abteilung C
Ämtlerstrasse 151
8003 Zürich


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 Forum
Friedhof Sihlfeld
Ämtlerstrasse 151
8003 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: 044 412 55 68

The Friedhof Forum of the city of Zurich and Zen Monk Reding of the Zen Academy invite you to join the open Meditation Zurich twice a year in the cemetery Sihlfeld.


Zen Monk Abbot Reding

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

Tel: +41(0)78 408 10 89

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Open Meditation Zurich takes place twice a year in the cemetery sihlfeld.

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