Buddhist Centers in Albuquerque

The practice of Buddhism in Albuquerque can take place in community at a variety of centers. Some practice the Tibetan lineage, others Zen. All have at their heart the practice of meditation and mindfulness.  

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Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha

Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha
Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha

200 Rosemont NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Sangha has a variety of activities, to include weekly meditation and dharma sessions on Sundays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Usually the meditation is 40 minutes, followed by a talk or discussion. Community sharing takes place after extended meditations, with tea, and occasionally dinners or potlucks. On Thursday evenings, dinner takes place at a variety of restaurants. There are also morning sits and half-day sits. There are one or two day non-residential meditation retreats that take place throughout the year. Members can join study groups and share experiences. \

All are welcome.

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Albuquerque Zen Center

Albuquerque Zen Center
Albuquerque Zen Center

2300 Garfield Avenue SE 
(505) 268-4877

The Albuquerque Zen Center is located in the university neighborhood, just south of UNM campus. The center offers beginners instruction on Saturday mornings at 8:15 a.m., followed by two periods of Zazen and a Dharma talk at 11 a.m.

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Albuquerque Zen Sangha

The Albuquerque Zen Sangha focuses on meditation and the Dharma teachings of Zen master Phwa Sunim. Alison Hudson is the teacher, and can be contacted at abqzen@yahoo.com. The Sangha offers beginner's class on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Deep Zen Night on Friday at 7 p.m. and meditation and chanting Sundays at 9 a.m.

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center

 227 Jefferson NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(575) 418-3530

There are over 600 Diamond Buddhist centers worldwide in the Tibetan tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Meditations take place the first Sunday of the month and on Tuesday and Friday evenings. For evening meditations, there is an introductory dharma talk, followed by a meditation and an informal discussion. Newcomers are welcome, and are given a basic introduction to the practice.

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Kadampa Meditation Center

Kadampa Meditation Center
Kadampa Meditation Center

142 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 292-5293

The center offers meditation classes several days a week. On Sundays, there is a kids class and prayers for world peace. Wednesday and Friday there are lunchtime meditations, and on Thursdays, a learn to meditate class. The center also offers retreats, classes, teacher training and festivals. Kadampa is a Mahayana Buddhist school. 

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KTC Tibetan Buddhist Center

Karma Center
Karma Center

139 La Plata Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 343-0692

The Karma Thegsum Choling is a Buddhist center in the Tibetan tradition. It is a center for the Karma Kagyu school, which was founded in Tibet 900 years ago. Weekly sessions take place Saturdays at 10 a.m. Sundays at 10:30 there is a weekly meditation, with instruction if needed. After meditation, there is a dharma talk. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. there is a traditional Tibetan Puja (liturgy). The center also has regular visits from Lamas, and special retreats. 

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RigDzin Dharma Foundation

322 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 401-7340

The RIgDzin Dharma Center provides Tibetan Buddhism in the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Weekly practices include meditation on Saturdays and Thursdays, and Deity practice on Saturdays. Discussion groups take place on most Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether a newcomer or an experienced practitioner of the Dharma. The center has a bookstore and teaching resources.

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Shambala Meditation Center

Shambhala Symbol

1102 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 717-2486

Shambala offers public sitting hours on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Meditation instruction is available Sundays at 10 a.m. On the last Sunday of the month, there is a community lunch following the public sitting. There are classes, special programs and events. Shambhala is a spiritual path of study and meditation, and creates a path to serve others and engage in the world. The center is located in the heart of the Wells Park neighborhood.

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Valley Dragon Zen Center

Valley Dragon Zen Sangha
Valley Dragon Zen Sangha

Dragonfly Yoga Studio
1301 Rio Grande NW, Suite #2
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Monday evenings from 6:15 - 8 p.m.

On Monday evenings, zazen takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a service at 7:05 p.m. At 7:15 a discussion takes place, followed by a clean up. 

The Valley Dragon Zen Center is led by ordained Soto priests Taisin Joe Galewsky and Keizan Titus O'Brien. The center is devoted to Buddhist Dharma study and practice. The center follows the tradition of Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki, who was founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara Zen Monastery and Green Gulch Farm/Green Dragon Temple. 

All are welcome, with newcomers encouraged to come by 6:15 for a brief introduction. The center has regular speakers and events.

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