Zen River Temple

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Zen River Temple (established in 2002) is an international Buddhist monastery that offers a year-round training programme under the guidance of Anton Tenkei Coppens Roshi, Abbot, and Tamara Myoho Gabrysch Sensei. As dharma heirs of Genpo Merzel Roshi, they are part of the White Plum Lineage established by the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi in the USA. They are also certified by the Japanese Soto School and maintain a close connection with Junyu Kuroda Roshi, brother of Maezumi Roshi and Abbot of Kirigayaji in Tokyo. Zen River is officially registered in Japan as a Soto training temple (Tokubetsu Jiin) and plays an active role in the development of the European Department of the Soto School.
Zen River is located on a beautiful property on the outskirts of Uithuizen, a small village at the northern edge of Holland close to the Waddensea. It enjoys the spaciousness and tranquillity of the countryside, and yet is easily accessible by public transportation.