Public Sitting Sessions – Outdoor meditation, Taipei
Meditate with the breeze, phytoncide, and sound of traffic at the Outdoor Meditation Ground in Daan Forest Park!
We provide outdoor meditation sessions on most Saturdays from 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the Outdoor Meditation Ground in Daan Forest Park. All are welcome to join the public sitting sessions. No registration is required. Feel free to meditate with us as often as you can to build up a regular sitting habit!
If the weather or condition is not allowed, we will cancel the sitting session and post the cancellation message on Facebook during the lunch time (12 pm – 1 pm) on the prior Friday. Please like and follow us on FB for the updated class information.
Tuition-free. Donations welcome
We provide tuition-free meditation classes, but we do ask that you consider providing a donation. The None Zen Center is run entirely by donations. It is the loving gifts from our teachers, students, and friends, which create a tuition-free learning environment for Zen meditation, and so will your generosity surely pass on the same love to others.
We recommend a NT$200 donation for each sitting session. Donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
What to bring and what to wear
We sincerely ask for your cooperation in making the outdoor sitting session possible. Please read through and abide by the guidelines below to support a healthy and safe community. We thank you for your caring, kindness, and lovingness for a communal living environment.
1. Bring your meditation cushion as we will not provide shared meditation gear.
2. Bring your picnic blanket or beach mat to place under your meditation cushion.
3. Bring your water.
4. Wear your MASK.
5. Wear loose-fitting clothes for a comfortable sitting meditation practice.
6. Wear clean socks or keep your feet clean, as you will remove your shoes when practicing sitting meditation.
7. Wear/bring a hoodie or hat to avoid getting sunburn.
8.Wear/bring clothes, blankets, or towels to keep you warm, as sometimes even a breeze could make you feel cold when practicing sitting meditation.
9. Wear non-scented products to reduce the triggers of allergies for your fellow practitioners.
10. And please do not worry. You may use the nearby public restrooms after the sitting sessions or during the session breaks.
Code of Silence
We follow the Code of Silence during the public sitting sessions. Please kindly mute your handset when you arrive at the Outdoor Meditation Ground.
Directions to Outdoor Meditation Ground, Daan Park
We meet at the Outdoor Meditation Ground in Daan Park. Use the No. 9 Entrance at Xinsheng South Road to enter the Daan Park, and follow the route map below to find us.
Take MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line. When arriving at the Daan Park station, take Exit 2 (Xinyi Road), walk along Xinsheng South Road for about 8 minutes, find the No. 9 Entrance on your left-hand side, and follow the route map below to find us.
Take bus 0 South, 109, 280, 311, 643, 675, 680, 72, 254, 505, 668, or 676 to the Jinhua-Xinsheng Road Intersection station. Take the No. 9 Entrance to Daan Park, and follow the route map below to find us.
The nearest YouBike station is at Xinsheng South Road and Heping East Road.
You may park your car at the Daan Forest Park parking lot.
The public sitting sessions will be held on most Saturdays from 8:30 am – 9:30 am and will start at 8:30 am sharp. Please arrive 10 minutes early to prepare yourself. If you are late, just find your spot, set up your meditation gear quietly, and start your meditation.
Public Sitting Sessions 2020
Saturdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am