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International teachers

Many internationally renowned teachers have found their way to Venwoude. The beautiful surroundings, the excellent food and the impeccable care, all supported by a solid practice community with more than 20 years of experience in profound embodied spiritual work transforms every activity into an inspiring event before it even started.

Jun Po Denis Kelly

Jun Po Denis Kelly, received his Zen Masters recognition in 1992. He was Vice Abbot and head monk as well as resident yoga teacher at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kong Ji in the Catskill Mountains in New York state from 1987 through 1993. Once a year at Venwoude, Jun Po Roshi facilitates his remarkable 7 day Mondo Zen Retreat.
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Mondo Zen Retreat >

Miranda Macpherson

Founder of the ground-breaking 'Interfaith Seminary' in London, and one of the primary spiritual teachers at the renowned Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, Miranda Macpherson is now based in California. Her guidance helps bring non-dual spiritual teachings to life, via a synthesis of Self-Inquiry as inspired by Ramana Maharshi, Spiritual Psychology and Feminine Grace. In May, Miranda facilitates her 4-day retreat "Landing in Grace".
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Embodying Love - Awakening Wisdom >

Ramya Norell

Ramya is passionately dedicated to supporting women in opening to their inner truth, in reclaiming their divinity, in owning their power and living from their true potential. She has a deep, loving heart, a laser sharp focus and teaches from her extensive training and rich life experience, as well as her strong intuitive guidance.

Ramya works as a life coach and facilitator in personal development and has more than 25 years of experience in working with individuals, couples and groups.

She is also the creator of Living Intimacy a 3-retreat journey for Lovers that she offers together with her beloved Elie (Gopal), musician and spirit guide.
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Ramya’s program at Venwoude >


Renamed Mama by the Team, she is co-founder of WildTantra – a tantric family of lovers, as she likes to call it. Since 1999, she transmits the Tantra Kaula of the Heart of All Lineage that she receives from her Tantric Master Leela as well as the precious wisdom of Osho. Her way of sharing Tantra carries a great deal of wildness, love, sharpness and an unpredictable sense of humor.
She is assisted by the Wild Tantra Team, a group of experienced tantricas, who empowers the group process with healing energy and motherly care. If she doesn’t run too short on time, you can have the opportunity to meet her, heart to heart, for a private session where she offers you personal guidance on various issues of your life and guides you in process of meditation that suits your inner growth.
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Tantra Program at Venwoude >

Isaac Shapiro

Isaac Shapiro is an internationally known facilitator, fascinated with life lived in alignment with the world's wisdom traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those who share this interest. For more than 10 years, Isaac Shapiro visits Venwoude in May for two weeks of Silent Retreat.
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Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi

Doshin received Inka, Zen Masters recognition, from JunPo in 2011.  Since the beginning, Doshin has fully dedicated his life to refining and spreading De-Light of this truly transformational practice of Mondo Zen™. He brings both an Integral perspective and a deep understanding of personal and collective shadows.
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Teja Bell

Throughout his lifetime, Teja Bell has been a committed practitioner of the Dharma and the Tao, integrating qigong, martial arts and healing energy practices. He is a lifelong practitioner and teacher of Aikido (5th degree black belt) and of Chinese Internal Arts with a special emphasis on the healing and restorative aspects of qigong and meditation.

Besides being the qigong teacher and martial arts Sensei of the Rinzai Zen Hollow Bones order, he is a regular visiting teacher on residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he has taught over 80 retreats since 1999 with many teachers in the Theravadin Insight Meditation tradition, including Jack Kornfield and Robert Hall.
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