On December 9th, 2017, we began providing Zen meditation classes at our Tainan Center. The Tainan Center is located in the Guohua-Youai (Chn. 國華友愛) commercial district in downtown Tainan. You may find a 7-Eleven convenience store downstairs. We choose this location based on our mission: providing Zen meditation places in convenient downtown locations for nine-to-fivers to practice Zen meditation seriously and continuously to know the nature of self, to attain enlightenment, and to pass on the teaching of the Chinese Zen tradition.
Tainan Center is the third meditation center of None Zen Center. We established our Taipei Center in Taiwan in the year 2013 and the San Jose Center in California, USA, in 2015. In 2017, we had our Tainan Center in the south of Taiwan. In 2020, we started our Zen Meetups in Manchester, UK. (see our History). We provide FREE meditation classes for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners in all our meditation centers. It is thanks to the support of our teachers, students, and friends, that we can afford to pay the rent for these three meditation centers and keep these centers operating.
We sincerely ask you to consider providing a donation. Your gifts make it possible for us to keep the Center operating and growing. Your long-term support will help provide a place for people to learn and practice Zen continuously.
Above all, we sincerely invite you to start your Zen practice at The None Zen Center. Practicing Zen with us and getting to know yourself, you will understand why people need a place like this.
The None Zen Center is a nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. We thank you for your generous gifts.
Tax Deduction and the Law
The None Zen Center is a Taiwan-based independent nonprofit organization (ID No. 台內團字第1020345745號), not a subsidiary to any religious groups or institutes. As required by Taiwan law, a nonprofit organization accepts donation from its members only, except for during some specific charity campaigns. Therefore along with your donation, you will be required to fill out some of your personal information, and automatically apply for the donor membership. A NT$100 sum of your first donation will be accepted as the donor membership fee.
**** Thank you for your generosity. According to Taiwan law, all your contributions, except the membership fee, are 100% tax-deductible when you pay taxes to Taiwan government. ****
Ways to give to The None Zen Center :
1. Online Donation
Clicking “Donate” button redirect you to our donation page, where you may use a credit/debit card directly. You may select “recurrent” to send your gift monthly. We appreciate your long-term support wholeheartedly.
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2. Bank Wire Transfer
Gifts in N.T. dollars and foreign currency may be wired directly from your bank to The None Zen Center’s bank by providing your bank with the following wire transfer instructions:
Name of Bank and Branch: CTBCBANK, Dongmen Branch
Bank Address: No. 213, Sec. 2, Sinyi Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
Bank Tel: +886 2 2395 8000
SWIFT Code: CTCBTWTP
Beneficiary A/C No.: 215 5400 35621
A/C name: The None Zen Center
3. ATM Transfer
An ATM transfer is a very convenient way for those who have local bank accounts and ATM cards. Gift in N.T. dollars may be transfer via local ATM transaction services with the following information:
Bank Code: 822
Beneficiary A/C No.: 215 5400 35621