One-Day Zen Retreat
On the third weekend of every month, we hold a one day Zen retreat. During the retreat, we re-examine life and death.
- 10:00am: Sitting Meditation
- 11:45am: Working Meditation, preparation for lunch
- ca. 12:30pm: Lunch, tea
- 01:30pm: Cleaning dishes
- 01:45pm: Walking Meditation (short hike in the mountains of Glarus) or Working Meditation (i.e. in the temple garden)
- 04:15pm: Sitting Meditation
- 05:00pm: End
Please contact us at least two days in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form. It is also possible to join only for the morning or evening meditation periods. Please say so in your RSVP if you will not attend for lunch!
We will eat what will be served. The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. They intend to make human coexistence smooth and pleasant. Because the life at the Zen temple is completely supported by donations (food, all items and money), we do not waste anything.
Week-Retreat - Honora Zen Monastery
Once a month, starting on the first Friday of the month, there is a one-week retreat at the Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg. You are welcome to stay the whole week or a few days or just visit to have a tea as it suits you. The temple gates are always open!
The training week commemorating enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down. The activities of the week consist entirely of meditation. There is a winter and a summer Intensive Zen Retreat.
Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Zen Retreat 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.