The Dojo Tai Ku An, a place to practice Zen meditation, was built in 2005 with the help of the Zen Community.
It is situated near the village Barão São João outside Lagos. In a remote area surrounded by a vineyard, the Dojo, a charming wooden house, lies near to an oak forest. Annette Klasen and Carl Zimmerling live with their daughter Emilia near the Dojo and look after it.
In the Dojo weekly zazen and weekend-activities as the monthly (Sun)day of zazen or samu, garden work are taking place.
Today the group (sangha) consists of about 10 regular people of various nationalities like Portuguese, French, German, English and American.