The Zen Dojo Amsterdam has the name Gyo Kai,which means ocean of practice. 

The Dojo is part of the international Kosen Sangha and is under the leadership of master Kosen Thibaut. Shown in the photos, you see people who practice in the dojo, some of them practice on a regular basis and some practice now and again. In the photos you see the following people Anna, Carolien, Ernst, Adrian, Paul, Arnaud, Florian, Jaap, Gijs and John. Some are monk or non or bosshisatva, others are just to practice.  

We are fathers and mothers, artists, post delivery, psychologist, actrice, musician, architect, coach, filmmaker, teacher, employed or unemployed and all walks of life !!!.

Everyone is very welcome in our dojo to practice zazen.



On the days and times shown below, the Dojo is opened for the practice of Zazen. Zazen lasts around an hour and a half. We ask you to arrive 10 minutes in advance to prepare yourself for Zazen.

Monday07:00 18:30
Thursday07:30 18:30

Address : Andreas Bonnstraat 12 1091 AX Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

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Address : Andreas Bonnstraat 12 1091 AX Amsterdam NETHERLANDS

Tel. : +31 (0)6 46 2208 77

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