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Welcome to Felsentor

Felsentor is located in central Switzerland above Lake Lucerne on the car-free mountain "Rigi" at an altitude of 1,130 meters (3,707 feet) above sea level. Far from the bustle of everyday life, Felsentor is a 15-minute walk on a mountain path from the RigiBahn "Romiti-Felsentor" Station.

The Felsentor Foundation was founded in 1999 to create and take care of a place for encounters at this special location. Encountering other people, animals, nature, oneself and in the end the big secret that has many or no names. We run a retreat center, operate a garden inn for hikers, maintain an animal welfare center and are increasingly self catering thanks to the "Frohmatte" garden further downhill.

As a retreat center the Felsentor offers mainly Buddhist retreats and meditation workshops as well as 2 Zen practice periods each year.

The Felsentor community consists of approx. 10 people who see to the needs of guests at the center, care for the animals and the place as such. The residents live, work and practice here for a shorter or longer period of time. People who are interested in Zen meditation practice are welcome to join us as a guest intern. (please see under "Gemeinschaft auf Zeit" or "Time our for community life".)



From December 21st till December 26th Felsentor is closed.

There won't be a Open Meditation on Sunday, December 24th.

Office hours: The office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12:30am and 1:30pm to 5pm. On weekends the office is closed.

Each Sunday there is an Open Meditation at 6 pm during summer (5pm in winter).