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This meet-up is for parents, grandparents and children who are interested finding greater calmness and clarity, interested in mindfulness practice, mindful parenting, and Zen Buddhism. This meet-up 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.

Newcomers instruction will occur at 9:15 am, and will cover basic Zazen sitting and breathing, and zendo etiquette.

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.

Upcoming events (5)

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.

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.

AZC Beginners Instruction (Adult/Adolescent)

Albuquerque Zen Center

Beginning in April, the Albuquerque Zen Center will offer Beginner’s Instruction in zazen meditation on the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 am instead of every Saturday at 8:45 am (our previous schedule). Please arrive by 10-15 minutes early. Instruction lasts approximately one hour followed by a question and answer period. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and footwear that is easy to remove and put on. The next few dates for Beginner’s Instruction are APRIL 14, MAY 12, and JUNE 9. Donations are appreciated. AZC is located at 2300 Garfield SE, just west of Yale Blvd. Call[masked] or visit azc.org for more information. Gassho! Older children are welcome if able to sit quietly for up to 25 minutes. This is the formalized instruction class. Squirmy and fidgety children are always welcome to Sunday Family Zendo! Gassho!

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.

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AZC Beginners Instruction (Adult/Adolescent)

Albuquerque Zen Center

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