Zen for Beginners

Participants who joined the 3-weekend Zen for Beginners program held at the UP Bonsai Garden Meditation Center. October 15, 2017.

It is not the pointing finger.
It is the direction.
It is not the Path.
It is the Walking.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.


Zen for Beginners Orientation, UP Bonsai Garden


Zen for Beginners Orientation

The Way of Zen is open for kindred spirits seeking peace in a frantic world. 30 participants showed up for the initial 3-part weekend series of orientations for those beginning to walk the Way of Zen Meditation. The 1st of 3 weekend orientations was held  on October 1, 2017 in the UP Bonsai Garden in Diliman, QC.

Zen for Beginners Orientation

P1070718The Beginning Zen sessions 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, and informal talks relating to actual Zen practice.

Dates: October 1, 8 & 16, 2017. Workshop venue will be at the UP Bonsai Garden Meditation Center, De los Reyes St., UP Diliman, QC, from 9am-4pm.

The 3rd Quarter Orientation workshops will be facilitated by Lisa Pilapil. . For interested participants, kindly get in touch with Ms. Lisa Pilapil, Orientation facilitator at Mobile Number: 09205709709 or email her at lisa_pilapil@yahoo.com

25th Anniversary of Baguio Zen Center


The Baguio Zen Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a silent retreat in the Zen tradition. July 19-23, 2017 at the ICM House of Prayer, #4 CM Recto St, Navy Base. Contact Rudi Tabora to reserve a slot. Mobile: 0977.827.6942 or email: baguiozencenter@gmail.com

3rd Anniversary Sesshin of ZCM

img_78133rd Anniversary Sesshin of the Zen Center Manila  from July 13, 1:30 PM to lunch of July 16 at the Betania Retreat House in Quezon City. For the orientees/new members, the mini-sesshin will be from 8 am on July 15 to 12noon of July 16. The sesshin is open to part-time participants. Kindly register and confirm your reservation not later than June 30, 2017.

For reservations and other sesshin concerns, kindly get in touch with Zos Lee, sesshin coordinator & contact person at +639173218555 / zosimolee@gmail.com.


Weekly Zazen Schedule

img_3027At our affiliate Zen Centers we offer a weekly schedule and keep to it come rain or shine, hot or cold. We come together for zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and dharma talks. We will help you develop your own schedule that harmonizes with how you live your life. And we will support you in it in any way we can. Join us.

Zen Center Manila-Heroes Hill Zendo Sunday 9 AM-12 PM
Zen Center Manila-UP Diliman Bonsai Garden Wednesday 5-7 PM
Baguio Zen Center Sunday 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Wednesday 3-5 PM
Iloilo Zen Center Monday 5:30-7 PM
Davao Zen Center Sunday 5:30-7:30 AM
North Cotabato Zen Center Sunday 4-6 PM