Please Note: the Zendo will be closed for “summer break” from June 25 thru Aug 1, the next zazenkai will be Saturday Aug 6.


At Sandia Zendo, we practice zazen together the first four Saturdays of the month from 9:00am to 12noon. (check the calendar below for any exceptions or changes to this schedule)

The usual schedule is:  Sitting for 25 minute intervals with 5 minutes kinhin (walking meditation).  At 10:00am we have teisho (dharma talk by Joan), followed by the opportunity to go to dokusan at 10:30am (private talk with the teacher).


You’re welcome to come for the entire 3 hours or for a portion of the time.  If you arrive after 9:00am, please enter during kinhin (25-30minutes after the hour or five minutes to the hour).  Then you may select your cushion, bench, or chair and enter the Zendo.

If you are coming for the first time, please call Joan at 505-994-2795. New students will be instructed privately in the practice of zazen.

At the end of sitting on the fourth Saturday of the month there will be tea and all are invited to stay and chat.

For address and directions, please click here.

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Events in August 2017

  • There are no events scheduled during this period.