One-Day Zen Retreat

Information: While the daily practice at Lambda Zen temple continues, because of the Corona regulation of the government, the one-day retreats are not open to the public. If you want to stay informed, come back to this page or write to In the meantime, the monthly one-week retreat at the Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg continue to be partially open to the public.

On the third weekend of every month, we hold a one day Zen retreat. During the retreat, we re-examine life and death.

Retreat program:

  • 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 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.


Daily Schedule

The daily schedule of Lambda Zen Temple.

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.

Meditation Hall - Zen Retreat Lambda Zen TempleUm immer auf dem neuesten Stand zu sein, abonnieren Sie unsere Meetup Gruppe. Sie können den Zeitplan auch mit iCal oder Outlook abonnieren.


Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk A. Lafon / M. Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus

Phone: +41 76 40 50 567

Zen Retreat at the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus Switzerland

During Zen Retreat we reexamine life and death in the zen temples in Switzerland.

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.