International Zen Institute of the Netherlands

a field of poppies:
how can men be lonely
with such peals of laughter

     Hogo Dienske

Apart from the International Zen Center Noorder Poort, there is another branch of IZI in the Netherlands: the International Zen Institute of the Netherlands. IZIN was founded in 1988.

The Institute mainly offers practical support for the Zen teachers and meditation leaders. Every year they organise, for instance, a weekend for meditation leaders at the Noorder Poort.

If you want to know where and when to practise Zen in the Netherlands, you can look at the Dutch agenda or at the information about meditationgroups on