Zen Center Manila

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Click here for the 2017 Schedule for Zazenkai & Sesshins
 Click here for the 2017 First Quarter Orientation Seminar Schedule


Zen Center Manila is a community of Zen practitioners in the Philippines.  Our sangha (community) is based in Quezon City, and we have affiliate sanghas in other parts of the archipelago.  Our meditation practice-zazen- follows the Soto-Rinzai tradition handed down to us by our teachers and elders who continuously train in Sanbo-zen lineage in Kamakura, Japan and deepen their practice through the annual teachers’ training, under the leadership of our Abbot Yamada Ryoun Roshi.

At the Zen Center Manila, we view introducing Zen and Mindfulness meditation to the public as a service we offer to the community, regardless of whether or not you decide to continue after your first visit. Our teaching and methods are focused on two principles: providing a venue for personal spiritual development and familiarizing people with standardized Zen training practices, protocols and etiquette.

We hold regular Zazenkai (sitting meditation) in the Heroes Hill Zendo in Quezon City every Sunday and at the UP Diliman Bonsai Garden every Wednesday. We conduct Orientation workshops, zazenkai (sitting meditation in a group) and sesshin (zen retreat).

We’re here to answer your questions about the Zen Center Manila’s programs and to support your practice however we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out—we’d be glad to hear from you. To learn about how you can practice zen, visit our Beginning Zen Page.


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8 Responses to Zen Center Manila

  1. benjamin faraon says:

    Hi my name is benjamin faraon n I m a member of ur Sangha when I was in Quezon City, sometime jan 1977 I sat with d group who did d first sesshin with our founding Yamada Roshi n Sister Elaine n for several years I did Zazen till maybe 1983 when I went to USA. I m coming for a visit sometime Sept of this year. Can I sit down with the group again? Thank you…

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    • ruditabora says:

      hi benjamin,

      thank you for contacting us. We welcome fellow zen practitioners to come and sit with us. pls contact our coordinator Ada Loredo for more information about joining the sitting schedule. salamat, rudi tabora

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  2. Coy Dionco says:

    Hi! I’d like to explore Zen meditation. When is your next 3-weekend orientation and where? Thanks!

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    • ruditabora says:

      hi coy,

      salamat for contacting us. our next schedule for the 3-weekend orientations are: October 9, 16 & 23. if you are eager to start your meditation practice, may i suggest you visit our satellite center located at the UP Bonsai Garden, Diliman. We offer beginning zen seminars here. Here’s the link to the webpage. https://bonsaigardenzen.wordpress.com/

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  3. Jonathan says:

    Hello, I am looking for a zen meditation practice near Paranaque City. Do you have any classes there? Thanks. Jonathan (09175135250)

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  4. olga says:

    hi po, im olga of valenzuela city im interested in zen meditation practice. is there a place near valenzuela city po where i can join…thx

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    • rodelbanares says:

      Hi Olga. We have a zen center in Heroes Hill near Fisher Mall and also one in UP Diliman. I forwarded your message
      to our head of orientation, who will get in touch with you via the email address you gave. Gassho.

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