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 - Sihlfeld Cemetery

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 - Bremgarten Cemetery

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

Basel - Cemetery am Hörnli

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.


It is recommended to bring a small mat or a pillow.


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


Not necessary!


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 Marcel Reding

Tel: +41(0)78 408 10 89

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