All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,
no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
The Buddha

We have Beginner’s Instruction on Saturdays at 8:45 AM. This instruction is an opportunity for those of you who have always wanted to learn to meditate. It is also ideal for experienced mediators who would like a refresher or for those of you who may be new to AZC. The Beginner’s Instruction is followed by a short period of zazen (seated meditation).

Plan to show up about 10 minutes early, wear loose clothing and consider bringing a friend to share the experience. As always, the instruction is free, donations are appreciated (suggested donation $5.00). For more info, call the center at 505-268-4877.


Monthly Day Sit


January 14th

6:00 am to 3:30 pm 

Join us for all or any part. 


 It is in this world,
With this body
That I sport
No need to think
About the world to come




 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.

This service differs from our formal sitting periods in a few ways to meet the needs of both parents and children.  Newcomers instruction occurs as needed during the opening services with short explanations of Zendo etiquette.  The parent and child sitting period may be shortened to meet needs and abilities of individual children.  Young children are allowed to move or sit in laps.  They may also check-in quietly on their caregivers sitting in the Zendo at any time during the activity period.

This program is free and completely supported by donations and member contributions. Your donations are welcome.
Suggested donation: $5-10 per adult, $1-5 per child.

Family Zendo Schedule
10:00 Tea and Child Friendly Sitting (5-15 min)
10:20 Kinhin Walking Meditation
10:25-11:20 Children’s Activities in Meeting Room or Grounds
10:30-10:55 1st Adult Sitting Period in Zendo
10:55-11:00 Kinhin Walking Meditation or Rest Period
11:00-11:25 2nd Adult Sitting Period in Zendo
11:25 Children Return to Zendo
11:25-11:45 Chanting and Closing Ceremonies

Buddhist Movie Night

Friday Night

February 3rd

Location will be at


Full Moon Sit

Friday February 10th

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

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