Classes in The Conscious Club

These classes, that I teach in English, can only be booked here:

Lauriergracht 142
1016 RT – Amsterdam – The Netherlands

: the eight-week program in English
#Stress reduction, #self-discovery, #calm, #life-changing, #fun.
Starting the 4th of July at The Conscious Club in the heart of Amsterdam — Read more here!!!
Information meeting on the 27th of June 5-6 pm. Book now.

June-August :
Yin Relaxation 
– an inner journey in calming stretching poses. Suitable for both beginners and advanced. Finding peace in stillness and attention.
On Tuesday mornings 10 – 11 am  &  Sunday nights 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Zen Meditation:  –  Learning to practice in the ancient tradition of Japanese zen to calm the mind and find peace within. With a little zen ritual and a beautiful zen story.
Tuesday mornings 11.30 – 12.30 am

True Zen Stories

Some twenty years ago, Ciska Matthes left her safe Amsterdam home to go live in a real Zen monastery in Japan, in search of full Enlightenment.
Life in the temple was simple and basic, close to nature and in harmony with the villagers. But it was especially the old zen master Harada Tangen roshi who impressed her so deeply, that in the end Ciska stayed on for six full years, living and working among the (mostly) Japanese monks and laymen.
This evening, Ciska will account of her experiences in the temple with many touching anecdotes, classic zen stories – and a good amount of humor – bringing the atmosphere of traditional zen to life.
You will receive a taste of true zen wisdom, zen practice and rituals, that may inspire your heart deeply… a touch of zen in your own daily life.
Tickets here


Conscious Talk: Buddhist Psychology – Aversion
An exploration of some very insightful principles and themes in buddhist psychology. We will not only talk about these deep insights that the Buddha transmitted, but even more so, see how they apply to ourselves in this very moment. Using simple exercises and mini-meditations.
Date: May 22, 11 AM