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Prepared for being thus

“To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of realization remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.”



Exercise brings forth good practice



possibility to practice as a group the sitting in concentration (Zazen).

Day of practice

help to experience the infinity simplicity. Attendance by qualified teachers.


into the practice is on demand always possible. See also the announcements.

Zen Meditation during the week

Participation in den Zendo is possible during this schedule.

Due to regulations around COVID-19 admission to the Zendo is limited to 5 persons. Get in contact the day before if you would like to join.


06:30 - 07:30 two periods of Zazen; recitation


19:30 - 21:00 three periods of Zazen; recitation A cup of tea and conversation to end the evening.


06:30 - 07:30 two periods of Zazen; recitation

Corona Thursday

19:00 - 21:00 via Zoom meeting. Short motivational input, two periods of Zazen, recitation followed by circle meeting.
Microphones of participants are on mute until the circle meeting.
Zoom admission: use this link
Admission credentials will be reset hours prior to the meeting.

During Zazen and recitations microphones will be muted.

If you never used Zoom before you may call to test the connection prior to the event.

About us

The Vineyard Zendo Wettingen is part of the Glassman-Lassalle Zen linage. The weekly meditations follow its tradition.

The place is open to everyone willing to practice sitting in concentration (Zazen).

The contemplation events of via integralis are held according to the events calendar. The weekly groups are open to practitioners of various traditions.

The leaders have received their qualifications in various traditions.

Jürgen Lembke

Hoshi (Zen assistant teacher of the Glassman-Lassalle Zen-Linage)
Zen teachers transmission (Sensei) on 21. November 2020.
Contemplation teacher via integralis Level 2

We share one world. It is a world with diverse teachings. Zazen, sitting in concentration beyond forms and concepts is a precious path which may help to keep the grip while being confronted with a multitude  of opinions. As president of the association Via Integralis, the contemplation school founded by Pia Gyger and Niklaus Brantschen I intend to bring various traditions i.e. the Zen Buddhist and Christian tradition into proximity.

Spiritual formations
After a extended introductory retreat in the Vipassana tradition in Thailand 1992 start with the Zen studies with Niklaus Brantschen. 2018 appointed Zen Assistant Teacher (Hoshi) by Niklaus Brantschen Roshi.
Participation in various Bearing Witness Retreats of the Zen-Peacemakers. Since 2010 Zen Street Retreats. 2012 accreditation to lead Zen Street Retreats in the tradition of the Zen-Peacemaker by Genro Gauntt Roshi.
Formation as a contemplations teacher of Via Integralis.
iographical background
Project manager in a renowned software company. Committed to integration and intercultural and interreligious communication. For several years, he has been involved in international peace and reconciliation projects.
Studies in nursing with a focus on psychiatry, master's studies in intercultural communication and management (all but thesis).
Since the foundation of the via integralis as association of contemplation teachers, active as chair of the board.

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Telephone: 0041 79 486 94 04

Mailing address:
Dorfstrasse 53
5430 Wettingen

Entrance to the Zendo from Schartenstrasse.