MEDITATION IN THE CEMETERY

The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.

For many people cemeteries are places with a meditative or even spiritual atmosphere. Novices and novices of Zen monasteries also seek out nightly cemeteries during their training in the hive to meditate there. The cemetery offers the opportunity to get to know a special kind of meditation in a special place.

The meditations take place in spring and autumn.

Zurich

The cemetery Forum of the City of Zurich and the Zen Academy invited in September 2017 for the first time to an open meditation in the cemetery Sihlfeld.

Bern

In 2018, Bern was the first city in Switzerland to erect a burial ground for Buddhists at the Bremgarten Cemetery.

Basel

The cemetery am Hörnli is the largest cemetery in Switzerland. It was built from 1926 to 1932 as the central cemetery of the whole canton of Basel-Stadt in the municipality of Riehen.

St. Gallen

The cemetery Feldli in St. Gallen was built in 1874 and expanded in 1956. The geometric style of the design contains characteristic motifs of French garden art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Lucerne

The crematorium, inaugurated in 1926, is located above Friedental Cemetery. Upstream is a spacious, terraced urn cemetery including the hall.

Chur

Open meditation in the Cemetery Totengut in the city of Chur. The oldest town in Switzerland and has a settlement history of over 5,000 years.

Requirement

It is recommended to bring a small mat or a pillow. In bad weather, please bring a rain cover or umbrella (for walking meditation).

Registration

Not necessary!

Costs

Collection at the end: Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.

CONTACT

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

Zen Monk M. Reding

Tel: +41(0)78 408 10 89
Email: info@zen-tempel.ch

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