During the COVID19 pandemic, please feel welcome to participate in our Daily Practice on YouTube. The June Sesshin will also be live-streamed over the internet, and everyone is welcome to register and join from their homes.
We are beginning to open our doors to participants one at a time who register for a one month stay or a longer, with an initial twelve day period of physical distancing. Please contact the office for more information.
In the meantime, please take good care of yourself and loved ones.
Evening Falls during the Falling Flower Sessshin
New Monthy Membership
E-Sesshin April 25-30
Spring begins at Zen River
Buddhas Birthday Ceremony
To watch the service online, please visit the Zen River channel dedicated to daily practice on YouTube
Live-Stream Zazen and Services
After some technical wizardry, Zen River is now sharing daily zazen and services online. Already, quite a few people joined us from their homes and expressed how much they appreciated the opportunity to connect. Of course, we are still in the process of finding out how this works. To join in please visit the playlist of past and upcoming events that are open to everyone
E-Sesshin March 28-30
Live Stream Zazen and Services
Weekend Sesshin March 27-29
As the coronavirus is spreading rapidly and globally, we would like to express our deep empathy to all those who are affected by it one way or another. We are clearly all in this together. Besides anxiety and sadness, love and compassion seem to arise naturally and it is heartening to see how many people are willing to help out those in need. And although in many cases we are physically separated, our minds seem to be more connected than usual. After an intense and inspiring Ango, we entered our spring interim period. This means that the training programme is a little less intense and allows us to focus more on urgent maintenance jobs. Yet, while the daily practice continues with the steady crew of residents, upcoming events have become uncertain due to the pandemic. For this reason, we will start live-streaming services and zazen online so that you can participate in our practice while staying at home. Please contact the office if you would like to join.
Damp-proofing the New Wing
Shuso Hossenshiki Ceremony
Zen River Cookbook on
Young Minds Weekend
Zen River Madrid Visit
Visit Rev. Fujo Asai
New Years Sesshin & Jukai Ceremony
Tenkei Roshi gave Jukai for Christiane Shokei 祥 形 (Auspicious Appearance) Franz, from Germany, and Karina Shigen 至 源 (Attending to the Source) Vanhoucke, from Belgium, on New Year’s Eve. Congratulations!
The Young Minds of Zen River got to together to sing a song at the New Year’s Eve party!
Tutti Cantano Sings at Zen River
Rohatsu Sesshin 2019
Visit to Zen River Lima Group
Rakusu Sewing Sesshin
Newsletter Winter 2019-20
Jukai Ceremony for Koto Ishiwa
Tenkei Roshi surveying the damage
Drain & Tree Crew
Calligraphy Workshop with Kaz Tanahashi
Eva translating for Tenkei Roshi
At the location of the new zendo in El Escorial, Madrid. Marisa Emyo Gonzalez will begin giving classes there and at Zen River Madrid. Emyo received Hoshi from Tenkei Roshi during the Summer Ango. Paul Taian Davies and Eva Borreguero, who live in El Escorial, will organize activities.
Vist of Inter-religious Christian Monastics
Gate Opening Ceremony and Purification
Zen Brush Workshop with Kaz Tanahashi
The Summer Month Long 2019
Zazen and Samu work period
Summer Month Long 2019
A Major Repair for the Summer Month Long!
Young Minds Seminar
Calligraphy and Graffiti painting
Sutra Reading Class with Doin Sensei
Summer Ango July 13 – August 24
Month Long Sesshin July 27 – August 24
The upcoming Summer Ango training period will officially start on Saturday July 13, with the Shuso entering ceremony for head-monk Andreas Soshin Wisniewski at 4:30 pm. Soshin met Tenkei Roshi in England in
1996 during sesshin. Genpo Roshi became his main teacher and gave
him monastic ordination in 2005. However, he often attends sesshin at
Zen River, and has, together with his three sons participated in the annual Family Week since 2003. We wish Soshin all the best, and already look forward to his Hossenshiki on August 4th at 11: 00 AM. Everybody is welcome to attend, so feel free to invite family and friends!
Plus, everyone is looking forward to the Summer Month-Long sesshin that begins Saturday July 27 at noon. A great time for the whole sangha to come together to practice as an extended family. As always, the Month-Long includes three 5-day and one 7-day sesshins with some free time in between. Registration is open for the whole month, or for those wishing to join for one, two, or three weeks. Contact the office for more information and to register.
Maitreya Institute, Loenen
Garden & Maintenance
Visit of Rev. Yuko Wakayama
& Yamada Roshi
First Jukai Ceremony at the Zen Boat
Opening Ceremonies at Keiryuji
Visit Junyu Kuroda Roshi & Yamamoto Roshi
Shukke Tokudo Ceremony
THE 16TH UNITED NATIONS DAY OF VESAK CELEBRATIONS 2019
Shukke Tokudo Ceremony
Young Rivers Article
Happy Buddha’s Birthday!
Visit to Japan
Visit to Madrid
Lecture by Yusho Sasaki Roshi
for Gyosei Overbeek
Rev. Yusho Sasaski, the European Sokan, attended and witnessed the ceremony as Jokeshi.
Young Minds Weekend Retreat
Zen River Temple Gate
The gate is almost finished. Just a few steps left.
Young Minds Zen Weekend
A monastic experience for anyone age 15-30
February 2-3, 2019
Happy New Year!
Strijdlustig en Vredelievend
Tutti Cantano Chamber Choir at Zen River
Zen River Annual Fundraising Appeal, 2018
Fall / Winter 2018 Newsletter
Gate Taking Shape
Zen River Lima
Bernie Tetsugen Glassman, Roshi
January 18, 1939 – November 4, 2018
Autumn Morning at Zen River
Scaffolding Going Up
Gate Foundation Complete
At Fudenji, Italy
Visit Rev. Koichi Isoda
Memorial Service for Koren Sensei
Garden Shed Repairs
Summer Monthlong Sesshin
Film project Shumucho
Guest Speaker Han de Wit
Young Rivers Seminar
Spring 2005 – July 2, 2018
Genpo Roshi Visit
Sunday June 17
United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration May 25-27
Zen Boat Inauguration
Jukai Ceremony, May 6
Tenkei Roshi in Madrid
Drain Pipe Dilemma
Practice Weekend at Zen River
Guest speaker Pablo d’Ors from Madrid
Shukke Tokudo Ceremony for Tessa Gyosei Overbeek
Thursday May 17 – Tuesday May 22, 2018
5 Day Sesshin
With special guests Rev. Junyu Kuroda and Yamamoto Roshi
Zen Boat Groningen
Shusohossenshiki for Timo Myogaku Bieber
Lecture on Yogacara by Rev. Yusho Sasaki
Saturday February 24 11:00 AM
Shusohossenshiki for Timo Myogaku Bieber
Friday February 23 8:00 PM
Lecture by Rev. Yusho Sasaki
Young Rivers Weekend
Feb 3–4, 2018
Driveway Rescue Plan Takes Shape
Driveway Rescue Plan
Window Replacement Phase 3
The inside window frames will be completed by the Zen River maintenance team. Rice paper will be the temporary curtain!