Samu (Work Practice)

Albuquerque Zen Center
Albuquerque Zen Center
Public group

Albuquerque Zen Center

2300 Garfield Avenue Southeast · Albuquerque, NM

How to find us

Just south of UNM at Garfield and Harvard

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Samu is the mindfulness manifestation of Zen through physical work. Typical samu includes cleaning, gardening and maintaining the AZC grounds. The classic Zen expression "chop wood, carry water" is, in part, a reference to samu. No need to sign up in advance. You may want to plan for Saturday bagels and coffee at 7:30 with samu starting shortly after - around 8:15. Wear weather-appropriate clothing as there may be outside work on the agenda. There is zendo both before and after samu, so here is a perfect opportunity to truly expand the dimensions of your Zen practice. For more info ... (