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.