“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 at all ages.  The format has changed to allow the first time student to discuss the experience of Zazen and have any questions addressed.  Be prepared to stay for the 2 hour instruction period.  This is the prerequisite class for AZC Zendo, but once you have tried it you can join any of our daily practice periods and retreats.  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 quickly removed and donned.

weekly schedule

 Seiju Returns April 1st

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Family Zendo

Sunday April 2nd

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 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.



Buddhist Movie Night

Friday Night

April 7th

6:00 PM

Monthly Day Sit


April 8th

6:00 am to 3:30 pm 

Join us for all or any part. 


  Full Moon Sit

April 11th

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm



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


Monthly Buddhism Class


6:00 pm

Led by Daishin Patrick Vigil




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