Classes in The Conscious Club

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

Lauriergracht 142
1016 RT – Amsterdam – The Netherlands

ONLINE: June-August
Yin Yoga
– an inner journey through calming stretching poses. Suitable for both beginners and advanced yogis. Finding peace in stillness and attention.
Starting June 2, on Tuesday mornings 10-11 am and Sunday nights 7.30-8.30 pm.
Zen Meditation: Tuesday mornings 11.30-12.30 am from June 2nd.

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