Grüezi for a part-time templestay in the Zen monastery. You can do your regular work during the temple stay!

Your determined and complete examination of body and mind creates value and harmony. "Exercise in motion" and "Exercise in silence" are equally valued. Work is a good opportunity to meditate and to know the true self.

Please note that the part-time stay is mentally and physically very demanding. You are very welcome for a short or long stay in the Zen temple. Be it for a few months, weeks or days. The temple gates are always open!

Before a templestay, a 7 day retreat is mandatory.

Part-time Templestay at the Zen Monastery in Switzerland

Life and death are the great matter. Be watchful of your time. All is impermanent and passes swiftly away. Time waits for no one.

  • 05:00     Meditation
  • 05:45     Breakfast
  • Your regular Job
  • 18:00     Dinner
  • 19:15     Meditation (3x 45min)
  • 22:00     Lghts out!

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.


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


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

If you want to practice in the temple for more than a week, contact the respective temple via the contact form and by phone (short stays contact form only).

Pay the Oblations before your stay.



Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.

50 CHF/ day    350 CHF/ week

600 CHF/ month

advance payment

All oblations for the templestay switzerland program are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). The oblations are not refundable! Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.

Part-time Templestay at the Zen Monastery in Switzerland


If you have any questions about the part-time templestay, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Honora Zen Kloster
Ussbergstrasse 26
8864 Reichenburg

Tel: +41(0)78 408 10 89

Part-time Templestay at the Zen Monastery in Switzerland.

I have studied the introductory information, especially the daily schedule, the etiquette and the Q&A. I understand and accept them.
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Here you can find more information about the ordination as  Monk Nun. For further questions about the part-time templestay in Switzerland 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.