ZEN MEDITATION RETREAT - 3 DAYS
The monthly Zen meditation retreat at Lambda Zen Temple is a three day meditation retreat, where we reexamine the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style.
The Zen meditation retreat starts monthly every third Friday at 10 am (10:00) and ends Sunday at 3 pm (15:00).
Everyone concentrates her consciousness on the given task while working. To work is to cleanse the mind. Work is an opportunity to meditate and become awakened to the real self. A small event in daily life can become an important moment of awareness for one who is in great darkness. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed.
You are welcome to stay the whole retreat or for fewer days. First-time visitors have to absolve the whole three days.
- 10:00 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
- 12:30 Lunch, then informal tea
- 13:30 Module
- 18:00 Dinner
- 19:15 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
- 23:00 Lights Out
- 6:30 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
- 8:15 Breakfast
- Cleanup and Packing
- 14:00 Sitting Meditation (Zazen)
- 15:00 End of retreat
Module (not freely selectable): Sitting Meditation (Zazen), Working, Cooking, Hiking, Gardening, IT Projects, Cleaning, etc. The schedule can vary.
Zen Monk Abbot Alain M. Lafon
I have formally trained for 10 years under the guidance of venerable Zen Monks. This training included stringent monastic practice, a strict daily meditation routine, conducting monthly 7-day retreats, ceremonies, pilgrimages, study trips to Korea and Japan, as well as co-financing and co-building two Zen Temples lead by my teachers.
Now, this work is complete. As thanks to my teachers and to pay their kindness forward, I have opened Lambda Zen Temple to the public for daily practice. From the deepest heart I bow and thank all my teachers, free from east and west.
Monika Bieri has a university degree in psychology and an additional degree as an art therapist. In her studio (malatelier-glarus.ch) she offers art therapy as well as painting according to Arno Stern.
Since 2013 she has been living in Zen dojos, respectively, at Lambda Zen Temple. Subsequently, she is co-leading daily meditation and monthly retreats.
The monthly 3-day-retreat happens in the third week of the month. Here is the upcoming schedule: