Want to feel ‘zen’ again? In our hectic lives and dynamic jobs, it can be hard to stay in touch with our natural inner peace. Seven days of being silent will help you step out of the rapids of constant mental chatter and enter into a deeper layer of relaxation and awareness. This silent Zen retreat, led by international Zen teacher Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi, offers a great chance to return to a state of balance.
As a spiritual path, Zen leads you to a direct connection with your essence. Rekindling this sense of connection with yourself, encountering inner peace, will enable you to reconnect with your life, your work and the people around you from a deeper place in yourself.
This 7-day Silent Integral Zen Retreat is a modern adaptation of traditional Japanese Rinzai Zen, offering men and women the opportunity to experience the bars of our relative prison from a deeper state of absolute freedom. Come experience the Silence for yourself. Taste the only water that will quench our deepest thirst. Venwoude’s 40-acre estate is situated in a nature sanctuary in the woods of Lage Vuursche, 16 kilometers or 10 miles north of the city of Utrecht in the center of the Netherlands.