About us: Zen Dojo Amsterdam – Gyo Kai

ZEN DOJO AMSTERDAM – Gyo Kai – “the ocean of practice”

The Zen Dojo Amsterdam named Gyo Kai, which means ocean of practice.
The dojo is part of the international Kosen Sangha, these are dojos (places where you can practice zen), which are led by the French Zen master Kosen Thibaut. Master Kosen himself was a disciple of Master Deshimaru, who brought Zen in 1967 from Japan to Europe.

Everyone is welcome to practice in our dojo. On the pictures you see people who practice in the Zen Dojo Amsterdam “Gyo Kai”, some often others occasionally.
You see, among others Anna, Caroline, Ernst, Adrian Paul, Arnaud, Florian and John. Some are monk or nun or bodhisattva, others simply practitioners.
We are father or mother, artist, postman, psychologist, actress, musician, architect, coach, filmmaker, lecturer, employed or unemployed, but all right in life !!!