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.



 June 4 & 20 Uposatha Day observances:
Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to dharma
practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout
the world of Theravada Buddhism. See the flier for details.
June 12 All-Day Opening, 9 am-8 pm. You are welcome to come
any time to meditate, use the library and participate in programs:

  • Half-Day Sit, 9 am – 12:30 pm. The final half-hour is a
  • Disobedience. Courage to Break Free screens at 3:30 pm.
    It is a new film on the history of civil disobedience for the
    climate across the globe and the future of the movement
    to defend our  planet from fossil fuels and climate change.
    See the flier for details.
  • Sunday Night Practice begins at 6:30 pm.
June 30 Brian Lesage, visiting teacher, is our Thursday evening
presenter.  Brian is also in town on September 8.
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.