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ZENHUB aims at everybody interested in Zen and its history and tradition. This website portrays the tradition of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi and D. Genpo Merzel Roshi. In particular, Zenhub gathers and depicts successors and communities in the Big Mind Big Heart International Community lineage of D. Genpo Merzel Roshi and invites you to join…

The table below – which can be sorted and filtered – gives an overview of the teachers of the Genpo Merzel lineage. This website is a work in progress and will be updated continuously. We make every effort, but cannot guarantee that all information is correct.

TeacherTitleGenerationSangha / GroupCountryLocationSuccessor to
Dennis Genpo MerzelRoshi0 FounderKanzeon Big Mind Zen
USAInternationalTaizan Maezumi Roshi
Catherine Genno PagèsRoshi1Dana SanghaFranceParis MontreulGenpo Merzel Roshi
John Shodo FlattSensei1(deceased)EnglandGenpo Merzel Roshi
Anton Tenkei CoppensRoshi1Zen River TempleThe NetherlandsUithuizenGenpo Merzel Roshi
Daniel Doen SilberbergRoshi1Lost Coin ZenUSASan FranciscoGenpo Merzel Roshi
Niko Tenko TydemanRoshi1Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdamGenpo Merzel Roshi
Nancy Genshin GabryschRoshi1Kannon-jiEnglandBilsborrowGenpo Merzel Roshi
Diane Musho HamiltonRoshi1Two Arrows ZenUSASalt Lake CityGenpo Merzel Roshi
Michael Mugaku ZimmermanRoshi1Two Arrows ZenUSASalt Lake CityGenpo Merzel Roshi
Rich Taido ChristoffersonSensei1Trikaya Zen CenterUSATacomaGenpo Merzel Roshi
Michel Genko DuboisRoshi1Zen - voie du coeurFranceParisGenpo Merzel Roshi
Tamara Myoho GabryschRoshi1Zen River TempleThe NetherlandsUithuizenGenpo Merzel Roshi
Maurice Shonen KnegtelRoshi1Stichting IzenThe NetherlandsAmsterdamGenpo Merzel Roshi
KC Kyozen SatoRoshi1Hermitage Without WallsUSASt. GeorgeGenpo Merzel Roshi
Judi Kanchi WarrenSensei1(deceased)USALahainaGenpo Merzel Roshi
Mark Daitoku EstermanSensei1Salt Lake Zen GroupUSASalt Lake CityGenpo Merzel Roshi
Mary Ellen SeiEn SloanSensei1USASalt Lake CityGenpo Merzel Roshi
Christian Jikishin von WolkahofSensei1Kanzeon Sangha GermanyGermanyDüsseldorfGenpo Merzel Roshi
Lynn Shozen HolbrookSensei1USASalt Lake CityGenpo Merzel Roshi
Stefan Kenjistu CoppensSensei1Kanzeon Zen CentrumThe NetherlandsBerlicumGenpo Merzel Roshi
Krzysztof Furyu LeśniakSensei1PolandLublinGenpo Merzel Roshi
Hank Yoshin MalinowskiSensei1The NetherlandsAmsterdamGenpo Merzel Roshi
Jacqueline Shosui WellensteinSensei1The NetherlandsVoorburgGenpo Merzel Roshi
Amy Tu Es Cela HollowellRoshi2Wild Flower ZenFranceParisCatherine Genno Pagès
Frank De WaeleRoshi2Zen SanghaBelgiumGentCatherine Genno Pagès
Corinne Joie Partagée FrottierSensei2GenjoAnGermanyHamburgCatherine Genno Pagès
Michel Plein Ciel OlthetenSensei2Zen Heart SanghaThe NetherlandsThe HagueCatherine Genno Pagès
João Cœur Éveillé RodriguesSensei2Dana SanghaFranceParis MontreulCatherine Genno Pagès
Peter Gakudo den HollanderSensei2KeiryujiSpainCamprodonAnton Tenkei Coppens
Anja Koren KasmanSensei2(Keiryuji (deceased))SpainCamprodonAnton Tenkei Coppens
Simon Senko de BoerSensei2Zen Boat GroningenThe NetherlandsGroningenAnton Tenkei Coppens
Robert Doin van de RoerSensei2Zen River TempleThe NetherlandsUithuizenAnton Tenkei Coppens
Helma Jifu VulinkSensei2Zen Boat GroningenThe NetherlandsGroningenAnton Tenkei Coppens
Jorge Ryusho Lopez DorigaSensei2Zen River GroupsSpain | Peru | ThailandMadrid | Lima | BangkokAnton Tenkei Coppens
Ingrid Ranka du HulluSensei2Zen River TempleThe NetherlandsUithuizenAnton Tenkei Coppens
Hans Daishin FischerSensei2Zen River Groep ZutphenThe NetherlandsZutphenAnton Tenkei Coppens
Rein Konpo KaalesRoshi2USAPocatelloDaniel Doen Silberberg
Rebecca Ryuen Long OkuraSensei2Lost Coin ZenUSADaniel Doen Silberberg
Volker Joen JungSensei2Lost Coin Zen (Düsseldorf)GermanyDüsseldorfDaniel Doen Silberberg
Joke Dajun HuibertsRoshi2ZenPunt Meditatiecentrum HaarlemThe NetherlandsHaarlemNiko Tenko Tydeman
Meindert Mu Sho van den HeuvelRoshi2Zen in de Roos and Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Gretha Myoshin Jikai AertsRoshi2Zenrotterdam and Zen in BergenThe NetherlandsRotterdam | BergenNiko Tenko Tydeman
Cornelia Gyokoshin WierengaSensei2Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdam | UtrechtNiko Tenko Tydeman
Daan Zazen Shin de BruijnSensei2ZenPunt Meditatiecentrum HaarlemThe NetherlandsUtrechtNiko Tenko Tydeman
Willem Kando Kaishin ScheepersSensei2Zentrum.nlThe NetherlandsUtrechtNiko Tenko Tydeman
Jan Mukan KlungersSensei2Zen in SallandThe NetherlandsSallandNiko Tenko Tydeman
Dick Butsugen VerstegenSensei2Zencentrum NijmegenThe NetherlandsNijmegenNiko Tenko Tydeman
Lolit Abhaya ten HengelSensei2Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Maria Ryuzen Muki LemaireSensei2The NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Jacky Shobogendo DemmersSensei2ZenPunt Meditatiecentrum HaarlemThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Marieke Virya HeijmanSensei2Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Ben Verlichtende Natuur ScheresSensei2Niko Tenko Tydeman
Martin Myoki PolSenseiNiko Tenko Tydeman
Julia Jinne VeldkampSensei2Zen Centrum AmsterdamThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNiko Tenko Tydeman
Rob Daigan Riki EckhartSensei2Niko Tenko Tydeman
Ronald Keiyaku UijtdehaageSensei2ZendoenNiko Tenko Tydeman
Ben Hui-Chao ClaessensSensei2Enso - Zen CircleThe NetherlandsHofstedeMaurice Shonen Knegtel
Joa ScetbonSensei3Wild Flower ZenFranceParisAmy Tu Es Cela Hollowell
Leo Ahimsa Sumitra HuijgSensei3Zenrotterdam and Ahimsa-ZenThe NetherlandsRotterdamGretha Myoshin Jikai Aerts
Marli Jifu Daigen LindeboomSensei3Zenrotterdam and RotterdamZenGretha Myoshin Jikai Aerts
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