Resumption of Zazenkai (sitting meditations) for the following centers for 2020:
-January 3, 2019 (Friday) – Commission on Human Rights
-January 08, 2020 (Wednesday), UP Bonsai Garden
-January 12, 2020 (Sunday), Heroes Hills Zendo

In any spiritual discipline, regularity of practice is essential. When we have a schedule we take away having to be led around by preference, mood, or rationalizing. We just do it. And every time we just do it our practice deepens and our inner confidence grows.

At Zen Center Manila and our affiliate Zen Centers we offer a weekly schedule and keep to it come rain or shine, hot or cold. We will help you develop your own schedule (or practice agreement) that harmonizes with how you live your life. And we will support you in it in any way we can.

A zazenkai (座禅会), literally means “to come together for meditation”. A zazenkai is usually less intensive and of shorter duration than sesshin. It may comprise a short sitting meditation session, with or without teisho (public teaching or dharma talk). During zazenkai, there may also a private interview with a teacher, called dokusan.

Zazenkai is guided by a jikijitsu or jikido through the use of bells – usually the rin and the kinhin bell and the wooden clapper known as a taku. Zazenkai includes short periods of kinhin (walking meditation).

Kinhin – Zen Walking meditation



Regular Zazenkai is held every Sunday at Heroes Hill, Quezon City from
9:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon.
Contact Person: Abby Salacata <>


Zazenkai is held every Wednesday at the UP Bonsai Garden, I. De Los Reyes St.,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City; Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM
Contact Person: Ruth David, Mobile Number: 09175330733


Zazenkai is held every Friday from 5:00-7:00PM at the SAAC Building, 2nd floor PARDEC Rm., UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Contact person: Voltaire Veneracion; email- <>

AV108 Yoga School

Zazenkai held every first and last Thursday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Royal Palm Pansea 209, Acacia Avenue, Taguig, 1632 Metro Manila

Contact person: Yen Belarmino, email – Mobile Number: 0917 521 0180, email: <>

Zazenkai Schedule at our affiliate Zen Centers click HERE

Zazen at the UP Bonsai Garden Meditation Center
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