Life and death are the great matter. Be watchful of your time. All is impermanent and passes swiftly away. Time waits for no one.
Welcome to the templestay program. The Honora Zen Monastery is a place for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style. 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. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed.
You and everyone with sincere intention is welcome to come and to leave anytime. You are welcome to stay months, weeks, a few days, some hours or just visit to have a coffee as it suits you. The templegates are always open! Check out the schedule for your arrival time.
The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.
Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.
2 hours: free
1 day: 70.-
1 week: 350.-
1 month: 700.-
4 months: 2500.-
Longterm Templestay: from the 5th month free of charge*
> Parttime-Templestay: 600.-/month**
All oblations are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). The oblations are not refundable.
Repeaters and children will have a price reduction.
Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.
*as staff member
**with own part-time job considered as alms round
Zen Monk Marcel 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 Marcel Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014. He is the abbot of the Honora Zen Monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen Temple in Einsiedeln.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
Honora Zen Monastery
Zen Monk Marcel Reding
Phone: +41 78 408 10 89