“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”

The Buddha

Learn a practice that has stood the test of 2600 years!  Learn zazen meditation in the Rinzai Zen style.  Please note that this is a rigorous practice, but one that can be learned by all ages.  You will, as a  first time student be given the opportunity to practice and then discuss the experience of Zazen and have any questions addressed.  Be prepared to stay for the 2 hour instruction period.

This class is free, however we suggest a donation of $5-20.  AZC is a non-profit community zen center and is completely operated  and supported financially by the community that uses it.

Beginner’s Instruction
8:30 Posture & Zendo Etiquette
9:30 Zazen (meditation)
10:00 Discussion/Questions
10:25 Zazen (optional)

Please wear flexible, comfortable pants and shoes that can be taken off and put on quickly.

weekly schedule


Family Zendo

Sunday July 23rd

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


 Sunday Morning Family Zendo

Family Zendo at the Albuquerque Zen Center is a bi-monthly program for parents, step-parents, expecting parents, grandparents, family members, and children of all ages who are interested finding greater calmness and clarity, interested in mindfulness practice, mindful parenting, and Zen Buddhism. This event is centered around a bi-weekly 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday service, with serious introductory Zazen sitting practice for adults, while children’s programs will occur, including mindfulness activities, dharma storytelling, and snack period.  Weekly updates are posted on MeetUp.



  Full Moon Sit

Will be held on August 7th

full moon

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Nothing in the cry of cicadas suggests they are about to die 

Samu  Saturday


July 5th, 2017.

We will be holding Samu (work) Practice after a short regular Saturday Early Morning Practice.  Bring yard work apparel, sunscreen, etc.

We will be repairing the back fence.  If you own a cordless driver/drill, please bring it!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Monthly Buddhism Class

To be Announced




We need a small square or rectangular dining room table, with two chairs.

We need to renew all of our support/bowing cushions.  We will supply the materials to someone who sews.

We need garden rocks. Please see Paul for details.


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Albuquerque Zen Center
2300 Garfield SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 268-4877
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