8351 GC Wapserveen
tel. +31 (0)521 - 321204
fax +31 (0)521 - 321412
Welcome to the International Zen Center Noorder Poort!
International Zen Center Noorder Poort was founded in 1996 as a training center of the International Zen Institute (IZI), in the tradition of Zen master Gesshin Prabhasa Dharma.
At present, Jiun Hogen, Roshi is the Zen Master of Noorder Poort.
The Zen center has a meditation hall, zendo, that seats 35 people. Sleeping accomodations consist primarily of single- and double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Meals are vegetarian, as this benefits our various programs of meditation practice.
Although the official language of Noorder Poort is English, the language used at any given time is tailored to the needs of those present. During retreats, for example, Dharma talks are usually given in Dutch and German or Dutch and English.
The center offers the possibility of residential training for both ordained and lay people. In addition, guests may stay at the center for periods of varying length to participate in the daily practice schedule.
If you want to know more about our history, look at the history page.
To see how you can reach us, look at the contact information.