Mei Ran Zen Dojo (former European Zen Center) is a beautiful dojo in Amsterdam, led by Alga del Mar.
Mei Ran Zen Dojo
1097 SC Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 6 104 423 19
Our e-mail address:
The daily practice is open to all.
Our zazen times*:
Wednesday 7:30 & 6:30
Thursday 7:30 a.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Each Sunday there is a 50-minutes free introduction at 10:00 a.m.
Each month there is a zen introduction course comprising 3 classes of 2 hours each.
Donations are welcome!!
Our bank account no.:
Stg. Zen Deshimaru Amsterdam
IBAN: NL16 INGB 0007 3661 06
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.
Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen
The beginners' course takes place each Sunday, 10:00
During the beginners' course, you will be shown the different sorts of meditation exercises which are traditionally practiced in an authentic Zen Dojo : Zazen, Kin-Hin, Sampaï, Gassho.
You will be assisted in the practice of these various exercises by zen monks or advanced practitioners. You will also learn about proper behaviour and attitude in a Dojo during meditation.
The course lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a 1 hour Zazen. This is free of charge. No need to register in advance. Just dress in loose fitting, dark clothes.
Address : Fizeaustraat 23 1097 SC AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS
How to come:
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The Mei Ran Zen Dojo in Amsterdam proposes free introduction to the zen meditation every sunday 10.00 - 11.00
The introduction will be follwed by a meditation with other practitioners from 11.00 to 12.30.
- address MEI RAN ZEN DOJO ,Fizeaustraat 23, Amsterdam.
- Metro/train to Amstelstation,
- bus stop Fizeaustraat