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For visitors with experience in Zen practice

  • 1 hour
  • 30 Swiss francs
  • Hinotori An

Service Description

This course is intended for visiting practitioners who have experience of practicing within a Zendo (they can be either travelers passing through or seekers who do not have a resident Zendo). The class is not suitable for beginners who are not familiar with Zen practice. Visitors must contact the Zendo office prior to registration ( to ensure that this class is adequate for them. The class schedule includes a short introduction, Zazen, Kinhin and Mondo. If time allows, the conversation with the Sensei can continues over tea. REQUIREMENTS: • Registration - no entry without prior registration • Punctuality - arrive 10 - 15' before the start of the practice to prepare in peace; the door is locked 5' before the start of the class and late practitioners cannot enter • Skillful communication – silence at all time, no idle talk, posing questions only during Mondo, or after class • Clean socks - prepare clean socks for the Zendo; it is forbidden to walk on the tatami with bare feet, in shoes or with dirty socks (unlike the usual Zendo where you practice barefoot, the Zendo in Hinotori An follows the rules of the Chado room to protect the tatami floor) • Attire - to ensure painless sitting and preserve the atmosphere of a temple, attire should be loose-fitting (no jeans, or leather pants), in calm colors (preferable dark); watches and jingling jewelry must be removed; strong smells must be avoided. • Mobile phones - need to be turned off completely or set on Airplane Mode (Silent Mode is not allowed) Schedule: Tue-Sun Duration: 60’ Participants: 1 Teaching tuition: 30 CHF

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the training you have booked, please cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the course so that the practice you have missed can be replaced at a later point in time.

Contact Details

  • Hinotori An

    Kinkelstrasse 10, Zürich, Switzerland

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