This 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
    Letting go of fixed ideas about yourself, others, and the universe
  • Bearing witness
    to the joy and suffering of the world
  • Taking action
    that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness
    (Bernie Glassman Roshi


The retreat will be led by zen teachers Irène Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker Sensei and Frank De Waele Roshi 


The practical organisation of the retreat is in the hands of:

  • Ellen Eggerdink
  • Petra Hubbeling
  • Leonie van der Plas

They are supported by Frank Roshi and Irène Sensei.