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2018 CALENDAR RELEASED

Zazenkai Schedule
DATE
DAY
TIME
VENUE
January 17
Wednesday
Jiki: Lulu Ignacio
5-7pm
UP Bonsai Garden
January 21
Sunday
Yin Yoga
Tony Perlas Sensei Extended  Zazenkai
Teisho by Elda sensei
Jiki: Lulu Ignacio         Jisha: Zos Lee
Renewal of Commitment
                                             7:30 – 8:30am
9am-3pm
Heroes Hills
For those attending yoga, kindly be at the zendo by 7:15amand bring your yoga mat.
830am samu /12nn lunch
Merienda
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULE
JANUARY
January 27
Beginning Zen (an introduction to Zen) from 1-5:30pm at Heroes Hills zendo.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with the facilitator, Ruth David at 09088727680 or email her at rbdavid2013@gmail.com
                  January 27-28
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat. Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
FEBRUARY
February 24
Beginning Zen (an introduction to Zen) from 1-5:30pm at Heroes Hills zendo.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with the facilitator, Ruth David at 09088727680 or email her at rbdavid2013@gmail.com
MARCH
                             March 3-4
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat weekend sesshin.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
March 16-21
Kamakura sesshin
                          March 23-28
Holy Week sesshin. Venue is at the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio. Fo  interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com. More details to follow.
March 24
Beginning Zen (an introduction to Zen) from 1-5:30pm at Heroes Hills zendo.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with the facilitator, Ruth David at 09088727680 or email her at rbdavid2013@gmail.com
APRIL
April 28
Beginning Zen (an introduction to Zen) from 1-5:30pm at Heroes Hills zendo.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with the facilitator, Ruth David at 09088727680 or email her at rbdavid2013@gmail.com
MAY
Orientation Workshop?
                              May 5-6
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat. Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
May 6, 13,20
Orientation Workshop to be facilitated by Lisa Pilapil at the UP Bonsai Garden from 9am – 4pm. Kindly share this information with your friends, colleagues and family members who might be interested to learn about zen.  For interested participants they may get in touch with Lisa Pilapil at 09205709709 or lisa.pilapil@gmail.com.
May 23-27
Iloilo Zen Center sesshin.  More details to follow
JUNE
                             June 2-3
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat weekend sesshin.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
JULY
                                        July 7-8
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
                                             July 12-15
Zen Center Manila’s 4th Anniversary Sesshin.  More details to follow.
July 18-22
Baguio Zen Center’s 26th Anniversary Sesshin.  More details to follow.
AUGUST
August
Kenshukai , Weyarn, Germany
SEPTEMBER
Sept 1-2
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat weekend sesshin.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
OCTOBER
Oct 6-7
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
Oct 6,13, 21
Orientation to be facilitated by Lulu Ignacio. More details to follow
Oct 26-28
Davao-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat Sesshin.  Details to follow
NOVEMBER
Nov 10-11
Baguio Sangha – Beginners Mind Zen Retreat weekend sesshin.  Venue is at the Tea House of the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio.  For interested participants kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com
Nov 28-Dec 6
 Shobogenzo sesshin with John Gaynor sensei to  Celebrating the  42nd Anniversary of Zen in the Philippines.  More details to follow.
DECEMBER
Dec 7-8 or   7-9
Yaza to celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.  More details to follow.
December 16
Last zazenkai for the year from 9am -12 noon followed by a Christmas Thanksgiving Lunch and get together from 12noon – 4pm.
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Upcoming Schedules Released

October

4th Orientation Workshop
– October 3 Saturday 9am-4pm Sessions 1&2  Heroes Hill
– October 10 Saturday 9am-4pm Sessions 3&4 HH
– October 18 Sunday 9am-4pm Join the Zazenkai, Sessions 5&6 HH
The 4th orientation workshop will be facilitated by Lulu Ignacio and to be assisted by Ruth David, Dory Moreno and Grace Batalla.  For interested participants, kindly contact Ada Loredo atadajloredo@gmail.com


Mini-Sesshin

A mini-sesshin will be held to conclude the 3-week Orientation Workshop of our orientees/new members. October 24-25, 11am Saturday til 2pm of Sunday to be held at our Heroes Hills zendo. (Details to follow)


There will be Baguio GLOW part 2 (Mini-sesshin Glimpse Orientation Workshop)

on October 10 Saturday 9am to 5pm October 11 Sunday at the ICM Retreat House, Baguio City.

Regular members are most welcome to attend. For interested participants, kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com


November

In celebration of the 39th Founding Anniversary of Zen in the Philippines by our dear Sr. Elaine Roshi, we together with our sister sangha in Baguio, Davao and Cotabato will be holding sesshins and extended zazenkai on the following dates:

Baguio Sesshin

Baguio sesshin from November 17 Tuesday to 22 Sunday, to be held at the ICM House of Prayer. For interested participants, kindly get in touch with Rudi Tabora at ruditabora@gmail.com, text or call him at 09194271806.

Davao-Cotabato Sesshin

To be held from November 13 Friday– 15 Sunday, Blessed Sacrament Sisters’ Retreat House, Davao City
For interested participant, kindly get in touch with Fely Mordeno at +639195077703 or email her atfelmordeno@yahoo.com.


Extended Zazenkai

Our Manila sangha will be holding an extended zazenkai on November 29 Sunday, from 9am4pmat our Heroes Hills Zendo.  More details to follow.


December

Yaza

To commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment, we will be holding a Yaza on 2015 at our Heroes Hills zendo from December 5, 6pmDecember 6, 7am.   Abby Salacata will be coordinating. More details to follow.


Last sit for the 2015 and Christmas Get-together

We will be holding our last zazenkai for 2015 on December 20, 2015 from 9am –12noon followed by a Christmas get-together and fellowship from 12noon – 3pm.  Abby Salacata will be coordinating. More details to follow.

Last Orientation Workshop for 2015 announced

We offer a 3-Weekend Orientation Workshop for those interested in Zen Meditation. The last one for this year 2015 is scheduled on:

Saturday, October 3
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 18

~~Each day’s time schedule is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch and snack.
~~Main facilitator is Dr. Lulu Ignacio.
~~Assistant facilitators are Dory Moreno, Ruth David & Grace Batalla

For more information, questions or to reserve a slot, please click here

August 2015 Beginning Zen

THE NEXT BEGINNING ZEN SEMINAR will be held on August 2, 2015, Sunday, 1.30 to 4 pm. at the Heroes Hill Zendo. If you have family or friends who wish to attend, kindly click on the CONTACT US button. 

Please come in loose, comfortable clothes and refrain from wearing shorts and shirts and blouses with loud colors and poster prints.

Upcoming Sesshins Announced

Upcoming Sesshin Schedules

June Sesshin

Davao Sesshin

Sr. Mary Jori and Ms. Fely Mordeno scheduled a sesshin in Davao City on June 12-14, 2015. Venue will be at the Blessed Sacrament Sisters’ Retreat house , near Assumption Parish of Davao, Torres St., Davao City.  The cost per day is Php. 650.00 with 500.00 sesshin fee.  Coordinator for the Davao sesshin is Fely Mordeno.

July Sesshin

ZCM Extended Zazenkai

To celebrate Zen Center Manila’s 1st Anniversary, we will be holding an extended zazenkai on July 12, 2015. More details to follow.

Kamakura Sesshin

Elda Perez will be attending the sesshin in Kamakura, Japan from July 15-20, 2015.

Baguio Sesshin

The Baguio Zen Center celebrates its 23rd Anniversary with a sesshin on July 22-26, 2015.

The sesshin will start at 4pm on July 22 and ends at 12noon of July 26, 2015.

Venue is the ICM House of Prayer, Baguio City. Coordinator is Rudi Tabora.

For interested participants kindly contact him at 09194271806 or email him at ruditabora@gmail.com

August Sesshin

Kenshukai

Lulu Ignacio, Lisa Pilapil and I will be attending the Kenshukai in Madrid, Spain from August 01-09, 2015.

 

Mini-sesshin for Orientees

There will be a mini-sesshin for Orientees/new members, August 22-23, 2015.  More details to follow.

 

Mini-sesshin with the Abbot

The Abbot of our lineage Sanbo-Zen International, Yamada Ryoun Roshi will lead a mini-sesshin at the Marikina San Un Zendo on August 28-30, 2015.  The sesshin will be open to all zen practitioners in the Sanbo Zen lineage.  More details to follow. For interested participants, kindly get in touch with Elda Perez at 09278110088 or email her at eldabalagot@gmail.com.

November Sesshin

In celebration of the 39th anniversary of Zen practice in the Philippines, we will be holding a sesshin in Manila from November 17-22, 2015.  More details to follow.

December Sesshin

To commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment, we will be holding a Yaza on December 5 & 6, 2015.

More details to follow.