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Mei Ran Zen Dojo

Zen in Amsterdam East – Zen meditation with a tradition

Welcome to the website of the Mei Ran Zen Dojo , a center for zen meditation ( zazen ) in the line of Taisen Deshimaru and Kosen Thibaut. The Mei Ran Zen Dojo is a traditional soto-zen dojo and is part of the international Kosen sangha. Everyone who wants to start the day in peace and quiet can participate in our online meditation sessions.

Mei Ran Zen Dojo Amsterdam Kosen Sangha

The center developed from the former European Zen Center and has been affiliated to the Stg Zen Deshimaru Amsterdam since June 2016. The daily management is in the hands of Alga Ko Den del Mar.

Online meditation:

under the guidance of the masters, monks and nuns of the Kosen sangha

Click here for the online meditation times.

Online sowing of kesa and rakusu:

 Under the guidance of Alga Koden del Mar

Friday 2-4 p.m.

Online Zen-calligraphy:

Under the guidance of Alga Koden del Mar

On request

How to join via Zoom?


In order to make zen practice possible also during the Corona crisis,  the dojo’s of the Kosen sangha are depending on donations more than ever.

Each contribution is welcome!

Stg Zen Deshimaru Amsterdam, NL16 INGB 0007 3661 06


If you have any questions, would like more information or just want to exchange your thoughts about Zen practice, please contact Alga: Whatsapp +31 (0)6 857 863 36 

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