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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 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.

Temporary new zazen schedule:

Sesshin in Cuba 2020. 6.30 a.m. heading to the dojo.

Our (normal) meditation times

Tuesday 7.30-9.00 a.m.
Wednesday 7.30-9.00 a.m.
Thursday 7.30-9.00 a.m.
Sunday 11.00-12.30 a.m.

Introduction for newcomers

 To try an introduction of 50 minutes for newcomers with a concise explanation of the sitting posture and customs, please register via

Course & intensive practice

Would you like to continue paracticing Zen after the introduction and do you want to know more about the practice of zazen? Then sign up for the next beginners course. If you already have experience with zazen and you want to practice intensively, then look at our planning of zazen mornings and zen weekend sesshins.


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