Cloud-and-Water Hermitage

Cloud-and-Water Hermitage is a small place of meditation and retreat for those who are involved in Serene Reflection Meditation (mokusho, Zazen sitting as done in Soto Zen).

People familiar with the practice can come for a personal retreat or join a small or medium sized group under guidance of Rev Hakuun Barnhard, a master of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.

The far views and stillness of the land strengthen and direct our longing for an open heart, unhindered by judgements, which can be content with what life offers.

Beginners from the regio can come for morning and evening meditations.

We conduct services and give instruction mainly in Dutch and English.

An Unsui (Cloud-and-Water) is Buddhist committed to finding the truth of being, either as a resident or wandering from one temple or monastery to another; they discover the freedom and connectedness of clouds and water.

No beings without Buddha, no Buddha without beings.