zen monastery switzerland

ZEN MONASTERY - SWITZERLAND

The Honora Zen Monastery is a zen monastery, a place for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style. The monthly meditation week (zen retreat 7 days) is a seven day meditation 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. Newcomers have to absolve the whole week. The retreat starts monthly every first Friday at 15 o'clock and ends Thursday at 15 o'clock.

Meditation Center in Switzerland

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

Schedule

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

Module (not freely selectable): Meditation, Working, Cooking, Hiking, Gardening, Others. The schedule can vary.

zen monastery switzerland

Zen Monk Abbot Reding

In the year 2016 we opened the gates to the public. 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 Brother Marcel 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.

Meditation

We take a deep breath and ponder the imponderable. Sit relaxed and penetrate the deep of the deepness. Everyone concentrates his consciousness on the given task while working. To work is to cleanse the mind. Work is a 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.

Q&A

Here you will find the most important questions and answers.

Etiquette

We eat what will be served (vegetables, meat, fish, etc.) and be grateful. The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. 

Mountain Week

The meditation Week (january & august) commemorating Enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down.

Donation

600 CHF / Retreat   (100 CHF / day)

 The oblations are not refundable! See our donation site here.

Registration

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