About us


  • Marc Jikan Brookhuis

4 & 2 was founded in 2003 by zen teacher Marc Jikan Brookhuis. Marc Brookhuis graduated in the science of Public Administration in the 1990s, specializing in Crisis Management. Both during and after his study he immersed himself in a broad sense, including studying Personality Psychology, Western and Eastern Philosophy with an emphasis on Zen Buddhism.

Marc started his Zen practice in the mid-90s with Zen teacher Willem Kando Scheepers (Zentrum Utrecht, The Netherlands), he became an assistant of Willem Scheepers and practiced Koan study with him. He was also appointed a Zen Buddhist by Willem Scheepers through the Jukai ceremony where he was given the dharma name Jikan.

Since 2005 Marc has worked as a mental coach and Zen teacher and he has given various courses such as Zen & Singing, Zen & YinYoga, and Zen & Archery. Marc has also written several books such as “Mindfulness - back to the here and now”, “More mindfulness”, “Be your own philosopher”, “Zen, stories from the East” and “Zen and the art of quality”. 

See also his LinkedIN status: LinkedIn

  • Clients

Our clients vary from individuals, companies to government institutions. Because many clients value privacy, no names are mentioned here. Various private recommendations can be found on LinkedIn. See this link again: LinkedIn

  •  Our partners

4 & 2 works with a large group of coaches and teachers who are deployed per course / training. In addition, works 4 & 2 together with Zentrum Utrecht, Volkshogeschool Terschelling, Schloss Weinberg (Austria) and OperaopZak.

  •  Our name

What does 4 & 2 mean? 42, or "Fourty Two, is the answer to life, the universe and everything", according to writer Douglas Adams (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy); A book that plays fantastically with reality, reflection and existentialism.  4 & 2 also refers to six or 6. Sometimes 4 and 2 is 6. Nothing more, nothing less. A zen answer.

  • Chamber of Commerce

4 & 2 is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 27347301.