Sr. Elaine MacInnes at 94.

Sr. Elaine MacInnes (b.1924) celebrates her 94th birthday in Toronto, Canada. She learned the Art of Zen from Zen masters in Japan and became a master herself, later working with convicts in prison in the Philippines.

In 1976, Sr. Elaine was assigned to the Philippines and began teaching Zen first with as small group of mostly nuns, and gradually with lay people who began hearing about “this Canadian nun teaching Zen meditation.”



Beginning Zen: Introduction to Zen Practice


The Beginning Zen seminars will introduce you to Zen meditation (ZAZEN). The sessions are intended for the new practitioner or student who wants a foundation and experiential background in Zen. These sessions will include short periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness and informal talks relating to actual Zen practice.


Last Saurdays of the month: April 28, 2018. Seminar venue: Heroes Hills Zen Center Manila from 1pm – 5:30pm. For reservations contact: Ruth David: Mobile– 09175330733 email:

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