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 Abbot Reding and Zen Monk Abbot Alain M. Lafon.
Before the pilgrimage, a retreat in either Honora Zen Monastery or Lambda Zen Temple is mandatory.
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.