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.



September 6 Half-day sit, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Participants are welcome for part or all of the morning.
September 13-November 15

Eco-Sattva Training
An Online Course for Aspiring EcoSattvas
What does it mean to express a Buddhist response to climate change? What does our wisdom tradition and our love for this life call us to do? How can we respond with wisdom, compassion and courage?
EcoSattva training will be held on Sundays from September 13 through November 15, 2015. See the calendar for details.

September 17 Visiting teacher Brian Lesage is the Thursday evening speaker.
September 17-October 12 The Art of Living: Understanding & Practicing the Buddhist Teachings on Dependent Origination is the topic of the teacher residency with Brian Lesage. During the residency we will have group discussions on Wednesday evenings, dharma talks on Thursday and Sunday evenings and a two-day nonresidential retreat the final weekend. Check the calendar or the flier for more information. Brian offers individual practice discussions during this residency.
September 20 Annual membership meeting 1-3 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend and join in an open discussion on the topic, What Does It Mean to Be Part of This Community?
A Feldenkrais (Awareness Through Movement — a mindfulness practice) group meets every other Monday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, at AVC. See the flier for more information.
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 .
Watch for half-day sits on weekends, 9 am – 12:30 pm. Beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome. Meditators may join in the half-day event at any point.
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.