Marijke Heetveld, Mauk Pieper, Pauline Botden

The Venwoude Sangha

Marijke Heetveld, Mauk Pieper and Pauline Botden are the carriers and teachers of the Venwoude Sangha, a spiritual home for people from inside and outside of Venwoude. In the Sangha, you can walk your path of conscious growth together with kindred spirits.

For more information about the Venwoude Sangha and its activities, please visit our Venwoude Sangha website.

Marijke Heetveld

Marijke Heetveld has been the director of Venwoude’s former Institute for Emotional Bodywork for many years. She has also led more than 100 ‘Opening’ workshops, a basic 3-day event. In her function of supervisor she is closely connected with all workshops, programs and professional trainings of the Venwoude School of Life.

Mauk Pieper

Mauk Pieper is the driving force behind the recent introduction of collective, holocratic leadership at Venwoude. He also is the architect of the complete curriculum of the Venwoude School of Life. He serves as a senior trainer and supervisor in the advanced Centaur program as well as the professional Integral Facilitator training, which he both designed. On his website he writes about Integral leadership and Integral spirituality. He developed the concept of ‘humanity’s Second Shock’ and is the author of the book ‘Humanity’s Second Shock and Your Unique Self’.

Pauline Botden

For many years, Pauline Botden taught the Opening and Fundament trainings as well as various communication trainings. In more recent years she has become an important carrier/facilitator of our residential Integral Living program.

Throughout the year, she leads (Mondo Zen) meditation workshops at Venwoude. In her book ‘Love beyond Imagination’ she describes her long practice of writing letters to the Divine.