Zen River Temple in Fall, seen from the East side

Driveway in Spring

Group picture with Junyu Kuroda Roshi (Hojo-san) after Hossenshiki ceremony

The Hatto, ceremonial hall with main Buddha statue

Shumidan (main altar) with Maezumi Roshi memorial service set-up

Main Buddha statue

Memorial service

Daily morning service (Photo by Merlin Daleman)

Zendo in south garden (Photo by Merlin Daleman)

Zendo, seen from the south-east

Zendo interior

Manjushri statue


Kaisando, ancestors’ room, with special altar (Butsudan) for Maezumi Roshi

Junyu Kuroda Roshi performs Eye-opening ceremony for Ususama Myōō (bathroom guardian)

Oryoki, formal meal in Zendo

Open House event (photo by Geert Job Sevink)

Jukai. lay-ordination ceremony

Tea ceremony

Hossenshiki ceremony with Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi as Jokeshi (official witness)

Shuso returns shippei

After Hossenshiki with Daikyoshis Otani Roshi and Kuroda Roshi

Inauguration of remodeled Hatto by Junyu Kuroda Roshi, May 5th, 2012

Inauguration of the Zendo by Ven. Masters Cheng Xin and Ke Xiang, May 5th, 2012

‘Place where Buddhas are selected’


Study class

Right Speech Class
Right speech class

Dharma talk

Teisho by Seido Suzuki Roshi

Hossenshiki with Seido Suzuki Roshi as Jokeshi

Sutra reading class

The library

The dining room

The kitchen

The kobaian, dokusan hut

Bedrooms are double, each equipped with washbasin and mirror, bedside lights, small desk and cupboards. Showers and toilets are located on each hallway.

Calligraphy workshop with guest teacher Kaz Tanahashi

Outdoor retreat on Wadden Sea island

Reception office

Atelier, sewing room

Wood shop

Segaki ceremony

Bodhisattva raft, theater play during family week

Group picture of international sangha after Hossenshiki

Western view from Zen River