ZEN PILGRIM RETREAT - SWITZERLAND

Doing a pilgrimage means to go into the unknown and to plunge into chaos.

Twice a year, during the first weeks of May and August, we have a Pilgrim Retreat during which we cross the Alps of Glarus. The pilgrimage leads through rough terrain and takes place in all weather conditions.

 

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A crack in the wall will let the wind blow in;
a crack in the mind lets demons sneak in.

GALLERY

SCHEDULE

Monday

  • 19:15 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 22:00 Lights Out

Tue, Thu, Sat

  • 4:00 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 5:45 Breakfast
  • 6:30 Walking Meditation, full day hike
  • ~18:00 Dinner
  • 1h Break
  • ~19:15 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 22:00 Lights Out

Wed, Fri

  • 6:30 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 8:15 Breakfast
  • Module
  • 12:00 Lunch, then break
  • 14:00 Module
  • 18:00 Dinner, then break
  • 19:15 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 22:00 Lights out

Sunday

  • 6:30 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 8:15 Breakfast
  • Cleanup and Packing
  • 10:00 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
  • 11:00 End of Retreat

Module (not freely selectable): Sitting Meditation (Zazen), Working (Samu), Cooking, Hiking, Gardening, IT Projects, Cleaning, etc.

The schedule can vary.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Equipment

Good hiking gear
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Protection against the rain
  • Flashlight
  • Drinking bottles for full day hiking
  • Sun screen
  • Recommended: Hiking poles

Participation

It is mandatory to participate in at least one monthly retreat at Lambda Zen Temple before applying for the Pilgrim Retreat.

The Pilgrim Retreat is physically and mentally challenging. Please note that we take no responsibility for accidents and illnesses.

Donation

500 CHF

Transfer options are on the donation site.

Program

The Pilgrim Retreat is always in the beginning of May and August. Here is the upcoming schedule:

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CONTACT US ABOUT A PILGRIM RETREAT

Address

Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk Abbot Alain M. Lafon / Monika Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus
Switzerland

Phone: +41 76 405 05 67
(leave a message on the mailbox)





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