Midlife Ceremony

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.

The midlife ceremony at the Honora Zen Monastery in Switzerland every month there is the retreat 7 days.

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

Safety - Corona Virus

Schedule
  • 04:00  Meditation
  • 05:45  Breakfast
  • 07:00  Modul
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 14:00  Modul
  • 18:00  Dinner
  • 19:15  Meditation
  • 22:00  Break
  • 23:15  Meditation
  • 01:00  Break
  • 02:15  Meditation

Modul (not freely selectable): Meditation, Working, Cooking, Hiking (in all weather conditions), Gardening, Others. The schedule can vary.

Meditation

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

Etiquette

NEED TO READ BEFORE YOUR STAY. We eat what will be served (vegetables, meat, fish, etc.) and be grateful. The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. They intend to make human coexistence smooth and pleasant.

 

Q&A

Here you will find the most important questions and answers about templestay, the Zen Academy and Zen temples.

Registration

RTFM Please read the etiquette and key questions and answers about your stay thoroughly.

Pay the Oblations before your stay.

GALLERY

CALENDAR

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HEAD MONK

Zen Monk Reding founded the Zen Monastery in Switzerland. He leads the retreat 7 days.

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 Lafon founded the Lambda Zen Temple in Switzerland. He leads the retreat 7 days.

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.

OBLATIONS

CONTACT

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

Address

Honora Zen Monastery
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg
Switzerland

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89

The midlife ceremony at the Honora Zen Monastery in Switzerland every month there is the retreat 7 days.

The midlife ceremony at the Honora Zen Monastery in Switzerland every month there is the retreat 7 days.

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