RETREAT 7 DAYS

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

The zen meditation retreat is a seven day retreat, where we reexamine the true self. You are welcome to stay the whole week or a few days or just visit to have a tea as it suits you. The templegates are always open! The meditation retreat starts monthly every first Friday at 15 o'clock and ends Thursday at 15 o'clock.

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.

Schedule
  • 04:00  Meditation
  • 05:45  Breakfast
  • 07:00  Modul
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 14:00  Modul
  • 18:00  Dinner
  • 19:15  Meditation (4x 45min)
  • 23:00  Lights out!

Modul (not freely selectable): Meditation, Working, Cooking, Hiking, 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.) 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.

Mountainweek

In january and august there is a 24/7 meditation week. The training week commemorating Enlightenment. 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 Intensive Zen Retreat.

Registration
  • 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.

CALENDAR

Meetup Group. iCal or Outlook.
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HEAD MONK

Zen Monk M. Reding

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 M. 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.

 

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
E-Mail: honora@zen-tempel.ch

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