Anshin Tenjo roshi

Anshin Tenjo osho

Anshin Tenjo Schröder (1957) was born in Rotterdam and grew up in Naarden (NH). She was educated at the Academie voor Expressie en Communicatie in Leeuwarden. Afterwards, she worked as a social worker in a womens' refuge in the same town.

In 1996 Tenjo had her first contact with zen at Noorder Poort. A year later she decided to live there. From 1999 till 2004 she was in training with Jiun Hogen as an unsui (Zen-Buddhist nun). Since 2004, she lives in Leeuwarden.

Nature is a great inspiration to her: 'By tuning into nature, we experience the wonder of life. Nature has a powerful healing power.' She is a mudflat walking guide and among other things guides an annual mudflat walk in silence. She also guides nature retreats every August.

She was ordained by Jiun roshi in 2010 as a Zen teacher and in 2017 as an osho. On May 5, 2023 she was given transmission as a zen master.

She is the founder and leader of the Dharmahouse in Leeuwarden, which officially opened in 2016.