Standing at the Edge

Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage meet
About the training retreat

About the training retreat

This year (2018) Joan Halifax Roshi will visit the Netherlands for the third time. From September 4 to September 9 she will lead a training retreat in collaboration with Frank de Waele Roshi and Irène Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker Sensei in Cadzand (in the South-West of the Netherlands).

You are welcome to participate!



The retreat has only a couple of places left.

Click on the title subscription to bring you to the registration form.

Participation is on donation basis. Suggested donation:
€ 550,- (shared room)
€ 650,- (single room) (not available anymore).



This training retreat is organised by Zen Peacemakers Lage Landen, a group of socially engaged people in the Netherlands and Belgium who practice meditation and social action, based on the three tenets:

  • Not-Knowing
  • Bearing witness
  • Taking action

  •  Roshi Joan Halifax

    Roshi Joan Halifax

    Joan Halifax Roshi, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, author, and founder, abbot, and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe (New Mexico, USA). She has studied under the Korean Zenmaster Seung Sahn and she received transmission from both Thich Nath Hahn and Bernie Glassman Roshi.

    Joan Halifax Roshi has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work.

    Over many decades she has collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation― how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom, and how we can transform the experience of suffering into compassion for the benefit of others.

    She has lived among indigenous people in Mali and Mexico and she has worked extensively with the dying and with prisoners. Every year she goes by foot into remote areas in Nepal with a medical clinic.

    Her workshops are frequented by social workers, activists, health care workers and people from all kinds of other fields.

    Read more about Roshi Joan Halifax

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    Irène Bakker Sensei and Frank De Waele Roshi (click on icon on picture to read more information)
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    Irène Bakker Sensei
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    Frank De Waele Roshi
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