Reiki events with Takata Master Rick Bockner


8 - 12 May 2019, Zenderen, The Netherlands


Rick Bockner -Takata Master- will be in the Netherlands for a number of events all hosted in the beautiful retreat house “De Zwanenhof” in Zenderen. It starts with a three day workshop that is facilitated by Rick and Karin Tjaberings, a next generation Master. There is something about generations that touches all of us and Rick and Karin invite you to explore this theme with them. It is a great chance to be and work together as generations.

Rick is also inviting you to join him for a unique teaching day. It will be a conversation and teaching about the lessons learned from his 40 years of Reiki practice.

And there will be music! For all lovers of music Rick will give a concert in the chapel on the Sunday afternoon. 

You can read the full information about the events underneath. The events can be booked separately, you can make a combination or join us for all events and book the full package.

We hope to see you in May,


Rick and Karin

Any questions? Contact Karin at: [email protected] or +31630759048


8 - 11 May: Workshop with Rick and Karin

reiki-events8There is something about generations – An invitation to explore

With Rick Bockner (Age 70 – 40 years Reiki Master)

And Karin Tjaberings (Age 45 – 4 years Reiki Master)

In our Reiki community the generation theme is something that comes up at different places and in various situations. There is Ricks generation that is aware that they won’t be around forever. And there is the next generation that Karin is part of that is very much aware of elders not being around forever. We both have our processes in that. We would like to open up the space to look at that together. To see how we can support each other to be with this in grace wherever we are in our personal lives, in our Reiki community and in the society we are part of. Questions that we would like to explore with you:

  • What makes our generations different? What are the challenges for the next generation?
  • What hopes and dreams do we have and what are our worries and fears?
  • What is it we need to ask or tell each other? What conversations do we need to have?
  • What are our roles and how can we give each other the space for that?

In September 2018 we had the pleasure to have some weeks together on Cortes Island, Canada where Rick lives. We have enjoyed being and working together and this easy companionship as generations is the place where we facilitate from is this workshop. We will explore the generation theme in different ways. Time outside in nature and music will be part of it. We will look at what the principles teach us about this theme and there will be daily Reiki time. We feel this exploration is a process that needs a quiet pace and we therefore invite you to join us for three full days.

This invitation is for Reiki students of all levels and of all generations. We are all part of a generation in our personal life, in the Reiki community and in society. It is a theme that everyone can relate to from where they are in life. We welcome all perspectives to make this a broad exploration of the generation theme.

Wednesday 8 May 10.30 am to Saturday 11 May. The workshop finishes after breakfast.

Prices (workshop with full board and lodging):

Single room : € 670

Double room: € 600

Interpretation to Dutch available



Saturday 11 May: A Teaching day with Rick

reiki-events3The view from here – what 40 years of Reiki is teaching me”

This day with Takata Master Rick Bockner will be a conversation and teaching about the lessons  learned from 40 years of Reiki practice. How has Rick’s awareness changed and what are the challenges at this moment of his life? How has his perception of Reiki in the world shifted over the years? What are the gifts and responsibilities that go with carrying a part of Takata’s legacy?

Join us for a day of Reiki, teaching, dialogue, food and music at this special all day event. This is an invitation for Reiki students of all levels.

Saturday 11 May 10.00 am to 18.00 pm

Reception in the Garden room from 9.00 am

Price: € 125

(This includes coffee/tea, cookies, fruit and lunch)

Interpretation to Dutch available

Sunday 12 May: Concert in the Chapel

Rick Bockner is not only a Reiki master but also a Canadian gitarist, songwriter, and storyteller who has been performing his unique blend of traditional and original music, for over 50 years. 

From his first lesson with Pete Seeger at age 7, to his passion for early blues, to his years with his 60’s band Mad River in San Francisco, to his development as a composer and poet, Rick has spent his life feeding his muse.

His music combines confidence and intricacy on the guitar with beautiful perceptive lyrics that touch people deeply. Full of longing, humour, a love of human nature and unusual observations. This is acoustic music at his best.

You don’t need to be a Reiki student to enjoy music so invite your friends, family and other lovers of music.

Sunday 12 May 14.30 pm to 16.30

Reception in the Garden room from 13.30 pm

Price: € 30 (This includes reception with tea/coffee and a drink and light snack in the break)

After the concert the bar in the Garden room will be open for a drink at own expence. 

CD’s will be for sale.

Rick will also give a concert on Tuesday the 14th of May in Groningen in the Chapel Theater of the ORKZ, the community where Karin lives. You can contact Karin for details.


About our venue: De Zwanenhof

The venue for all our events is the charming retreat house “De Zwanenhof” in Zenderen, The Netherlands. Since 1927 people have been coming to De Zwanenhof for retreats. The atmosphere of this retreat house is calm and friendly, it is a house with a soul and a history, The house is located in the east of The Netherlands in a rural setting. It has a beautiful chapel and is surrounded by lovely monastic gardens.

For people staying overnight, double and single rooms are available. Most have their own bathroom. but a few of the single rooms share a bathroom situated on the corridor.

Full board includes:

  • Breakfast buffet with a broad selection of choices
  • Lunch buffet with soup, salad and a warm snack
  • Three course dinner inspired by seasonal products
  • Free coffee/tea, iced water, cookies and fruit during breaks

During meals and in break-times we will use the Garden room. This is also the place to come together in the evenings. There is a bar where you can buy additional drinks at your own expense.

The Zwanenhof has a small shop with a selection of local products and books on personal development and spirituality.

The Zwanenhof and its team are well known for their warm welcome and great hospitality.

You can have a look around in De Zwanenhof on YouTube

How to get to the Zwanenhof:

The adres to navigate to by car:

Retraitehuisweg 6, 7625 SL Zenderen

For people coming by car there is ample parking space available.

Coming by train Borne station is closest. Participants from the Netherlands are asked to travel to Borne from where a shuttle service  is available.

For people coming from abroad it is easier to travel by train to Almelo station and a shuttle service will be provided from there.

  • The international train from Berlin stops at station Almelo
  • From Schiphol airport there is a direct train to Almelo

If you need any assistance in making travel arrangements please contact Karin: [email protected]



Extra night's accomodation or full package

All events can be booked seperately or as a package. We offer the option to stay overnight after Rick’s teaching day on Saturday and combine it with the concert on the Sunday. For those who would like to join us for all events there is a full package deal.

The Sunday morning will not have a set program but offers you the following choices:

  • There will be a regular service in the Chapel that you are welcome to join
  • The surroundings are beautiful and offer plenty of options for short or long walks
  • There is space for exchanging Reiki
  • A quiet morning spent in the Garden Room or outside on the terrace. Coffee and tea are available

Package for an extra night

You are welcome to stay on after Rick’s teaching day. This package includes:

  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Lodging in single or double room
  • Breakfast on Sunday
  • Coffee/tea Sunday morning
  • Lunch on Sunday

Price for a single room: € 109,50

Price for a double room: € 86,50

The full package includes:

  • Workshop Rick and Karin
  • Teaching day Rick
  • Concert
  • Full board and lodging from Wednesday till Sunday in single or double room

Price for a single room: € 885

Price for a double room: € 790




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