ZEN PILGRIMAGE - SWITZERLAND
The first Zen Pilgrimage of Europe spans between Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln and Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus. In Zen tradition the relationship between teacher and disciple is being expressed once a year through a formal greeting ritual. The disciple formally visits the teacher and both inquire about the well-being of the other. It is an expression of respect and thankfullness of sharing the path of Zen. The first Zen Pilgrimage in Europe & Switzerland originates from Zen Monk M. Reding and Zen Monk A. Lafon.
Walking, I reach the place where streams run out; sitting, I see the moment when the clouds arise.
Spring - Route
(Einsiedeln - Reichenburg - Glarus)
The pilgrimage takes place every year at the first weekend in may and leads from the Eremita Zen Temple over the Honora Zen Monastery to the Lambda Zen Temple. The Pilgrimage takes two days and leads through rough terrain. It will take place in any weather. It is also possible to hike only one stage.
Autumn - Route
(Glarus - Reichenburg - Einsiedeln)
The autumn pilgrimage takes place every year on the first weekend of october and leads from the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus to the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln. The Pilgrimage takes two days and leads through rough terrain. It will take place in any weather. It is also possible to hike only one stage.
Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Zen Pilgrimage in Switzerland contact us at any time via a contact form on the homepage or call. We would be pleased to welcome you in one of our Zen temples. Visit for a cup of coffee, an evening meditation, for a short or long term templestay. The temple gates are always open and the daily routine continues. Examine and share Life & Death with the Zen Nuns and Zen Monks in Switzerland.
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