MIDLIFE - CEREMONY
The Midlife Ceremony is a seven day meditation retreat, where we reexamine life and death. To accept our own mortality and to take the highest possible personal responsibility not in favor of fun, but to truly have a meaningful life. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down. The activities of the week consist entirely of meditation. There will be a winter and a summer Midlife Ceremony.
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.
Walking, I reach the place where streams run out; sitting, I see the moment when the clouds arise.
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 Abbot Reding 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.
Zen Monk A. Lafon
Zen Monk A. 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 currently the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.
He also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products at his company 200ok GmbH to facilitate digital education.
Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.
600.- / Retreat
(tourist tax included) to cover the expenses. All oblations for the retreat 7 days are in Swiss Francs. Repeaters and children will have a price reduction. The oblations are not refundable! Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.
Contact and inform us how many people and how long you intend to come to the meditation retreat! Thank you very much!