You have reached the website of Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center. Our Japanese name is Yudo-ji, Temple of the Excellent Way.  And we welcome you home to yourself.  Reb Tenshin Roshi say when we are completely ourselves we are revolutionaries because there has never been anything like you being yourself before. We are very different Zen sangha and yet we are not. We study The Way, we forget the self, and yet we are fully aware that the lived experience is the gateway to boundlessness.

We are people of African descent studying and training in Zen practice. See About to learn more of our history.

Our guiding teacher Zenju Earthlyn Manuel- Sensei, while leading Still Breathing, also offers and leads other events throughout the Bay Area and beyond. She is open to practice discussion for everyone based on availability. Please visit her website for more at zenju.org.

If you have any questions please contact Unique Holland, Adminstrator.

(photo of Ashara Ekundayo, Andrea Henderson, and Margaret Thompson at Still Breathing grand opening 2014. By Vaschelle André)