Empty handed we come, empty handed we go.

Every human can live and die in dignity and receive a spiritual welfare corresponding to specific needs. We will also support you if you decide at some point to exercise your right to self-determined dying.


The student asked the monk: "Monk, what is after death?" The Monk: "I don't know. "Why don't you know, you are a monk!" Then the monk replied: "Yes, but I'm not a dead monk!"


The spiritual welfare is non-denominational. Members of all faiths are welcome.

Spiritual Welfare

Since there are no compulsory and complex rituals for the spiritual welfare, we will determine its sequences in accordance with your wishes.


Please note the Swiss legislation concerning an assisted suicide. Please contact the following organization: www.lifecircle.ch

On Site

We will gladly come to your place (home, retirement home, or elswhere) and reexamine together the transience of life and death.

Self-determined Dying

The self-determined dying is marked by empathy above all, meaning we support and attend both the person wishing to die and that person's family members.


Just awaken the mind and be alert. Turn your attention from the outside and radiate within. Let the awakening and watching be perpetually alive and bright.
Cut off the three poisonous minds. Permanently melt them away. Close the door of the six Thieves entrance, so they cannot sneak in.
Then, immeasurable, as the sand of the Ganges River, virtue and merit, various adornment, and dharma will be attained.
Pass over the old beings and attain the holy result. A second could be a far distance away. Since enligthenment is between now and the blink of an eye, why should we wait for gray hairs?
True Dharma gate is profound and bottomless, how can we talk of it at all? We have only been talking of a simple way of watching the mind to let it be seen a little.


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


What you consider appropriate.


During consultation we reexamine living and dying from heart to heart. The dialogue takes place in a formal setting. Don’t hesitate to ask questions you normally don’t dare asking. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed. We are bound to professional descretion. The heart to heart dialogue during consultation is confidential.


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, ordained Zen Monk M. Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014. He is the abbot of the Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln.


If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Eremita Zen Temple
Zen Monk Reding
Etzelstrasse 38
8840 Einsiedeln

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89
E-Mail: eremita@zen-tempel.ch

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