A sangha in the Theravada Buddhist tradition



Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha is a community that aspires to realize the liberating potential of the dharma—the teachings of the Buddha.
Our meditation gatherings, dharma talks and other activities are open to all. We always like to see new faces and old friends. Please join us.
board of directors, 20016-2017

Board of Directors, 2016-2017. From the left: Miriam Komaromy, Lisa Herrington, Fred Herman, Tiska Blankenship, Ken Munoz, Mary Young, Anne Arkin, Alison Owens, Tam Saimons


Behold the new board of directors for the sangha. And give a
shout-out to the officers, who have some work ahead of them:
Tiska Blankenship, president; Lisa Herrington, vice president;
Anne Arkin, secretary; and Mary Young, treasurer.
Check out the board of directors web page for more information.
October 20 Do you have burning questions about dharma and/or your
practice? Bring them to Thursday Night Practice Q & A
for thoughts from a panel of seasoned practitioners.
October 27, 29-30, November 3 Erin Treat, visits for two Thursday evenings & leads a weekend
retreat and a discussion group on the topic, The Freedom of the
Undefended Heart
. Erin also offers individual practice discussions.
See the flier for more information.
November 12 Half-Day Sit With Mitra Bishop Roshi. See the calendar for
more information.
 See the calendar Uposatha Observance Days. Steve Katona leads
daylong events on new-moon and full-moon days. Click here for information about Aposatha observance days.
Sound recordings are available for dharma talks by community
dharma leaders and visiting teachers. Click here for a list of AVS recordings. For online resources, including recordings, see
Resources in the Menu.
Our community dharma leader Kathryn Turnipseed offers
individual practice discussions. If you would like to schedule
a discussion, you may contact her at .
Morning sits are every weekday morning through July.
See the calendar for details.
We encourage members to set up small groups for study and
practice. If you are interested in establishing a group and
finding people to join, click here.
We have an Ethics and Reconciliation Council to encourage
mutual respect and reconciliation within our community.
For more information about the council or for help dealing
with a conflict or grievance within the community, click here.
If you leave your car on Rosemont, please park at least a couple
of car lengths away from Broadway so the semi-trailer trucks
have enough room to maneuver onto the street.