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A quiet place in a noisy world.
The Albuquerque Zen Center holds Zen Meditation practice Monday through Saturday. See the AZC website (http://www.azc.org), and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/albzenctr).

Weekdays

Monday – Friday: Early Zazen
6 :00 – 7:30 am

Monday – Wednesday: Evening Zazen
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Thursday: , Zazen and Discussion Group
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Saturday Saturday: Early Zazen
6 :00 – 7:30 am

Saturday: Bagels and Coffee
7:30 – 8:15 am

Saturday: Samu (work practice)
8:15 – 9:15 am

Saturday: Mid-Morning Zazen
9:30 – 11:00 am

Every 2nd Saturday of the Month: Beginner's Instruction
10:30 am - Noon

Sunday Family Zendo (every other week, see website for details)
10:00 - Noon

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Sunday Morning Family Zendo at AZC

Albuquerque Zen Center

Join us this Sunday morning for Family Zendo! This program is for parents, expecting parents, grandparents, and children of various ages! Tea will be served at opening and a short quiet, sitting period for families and children. Following this, there will be two 20-25 minute sitting periods for adults and adolescents, while there are mindfulness activities, snacks and dharma stories for younger children. Children are allowed to check on parents in the Zendo at any time. Following the activity period we all return to zendo for chanting and closing ceremonies. Coffee and snacks will take place following the service. Newcomers instruction is included during the opening service, with brief instruction on Zazen sitting meditation, breathing, and zendo etiquette. Family Zendo is completely free; however, we suggest a donation of $1 to $5 per participant. AZC is a non-profit community zen center and is completely operated and supported financially by the community that uses it.

Wednesday Morning Zen and Bagels!

Albuquerque Zen Center

WHY NOT?! Recharge, quiet the stress and clear out the mental clutter of Monday and Tuesday! We follow the usual morning schedule, including tea and chanting at 06:00 sharp, two 25 minute sitting periods, with walking mediatation (kinhin) in between. If it is too hard to get up, join in at 06:55 after kinhin! Then join the AZC community (sangha) in the meeting room for bagels and coffee! Never any dogma! Always friendly and fun! As usual, Zazen, bagels, and coffee are completely free! A $1 to $5 donation is recommended to help support cost of refreshments. Albuquerque Zen Center is a non-profit, community zen center and is completely operated and supported by volunteers, members, and visitors who use this space. Your support is appreciated!

Buddhist Discussion Thursday Evenings

Albuquerque Zen Center

Join in every Thursday evening for a discussion of Zen and Buddhist writing and philosophy. We start as usual in at 6:00 pm in the AZC Zendo for 25 minutes of Zazen meditation, then move to the meeting room to discuss a book or sutra from either popular or contemporary scholarship or classic canonical writing. E-mail the office at [masked] for information on the current text we are discussing. As usual, this program is completely free to the community; however, a donation of $1 to $10 is recommended to support ongoing study and help purchase materials for our library. AZC has one of the largest libraries of Zen Buddhist literature and thought in the Western Hemisphere, thanks to donations from our community. We are a non-profit, community zen center, completely supported by the people that use it! Thank you for your support!

Wednesday Morning Zen and Bagels!

Albuquerque Zen Center

WHY NOT?! Recharge, quiet the stress and clear out the mental clutter of Monday and Tuesday! We follow the usual morning schedule, including tea and chanting at 06:00 sharp, two 25 minute sitting periods, with walking mediatation (kinhin) in between. If it is too hard to get up, join in at 06:55 after kinhin! Then join the AZC community (sangha) in the meeting room for bagels and coffee! Never any dogma! Always friendly and fun! As usual, Zazen, bagels, and coffee are completely free! A $1 to $5 donation is recommended to help support cost of refreshments. Albuquerque Zen Center is a non-profit, community zen center and is completely operated and supported by volunteers, members, and visitors who use this space. Your support is appreciated!

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Buddhist Discussion Thursday Evenings

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