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.



  • Kathryn Turnipseed, community dharma leader, is offering special events on two Sundays in July. July 12: Kathryn & Kristin Barker, co-founder of One Earth Sangha, will screen & lead a discussion of the film Planetary. July 19: daylong retreat on Awakening Compassion in Response to Climate Change.
  • DaeJa Napier, visiting teacher, gives a talk on Thursday evening, July 23, on the topic Kanti—the Quality of Patience, and leads a weekend retreat, July 25-26.
  • Celebrate Dharma Day with us! Asalha Puja, also called Dharma Day, commemorates the first sermon of the Buddha, translated as “Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion.” We’re getting together for meditation, a dharma reflection and potluck on Wednesday, July 29. Click here for flier.
  • Visiting teacher Donald Rothberg leads a weekend retreat on Transforming the Judgmental Mind, Cultivating the Wise Heart, Friday evening through Sunday, August 21-23. See the flier for more information.
  • Touching the Earth: Awakening to Our Lives is the title of a seven-day residential retreat in Jemez Springs, NM, August 27 – September 2, with Susie Harrington. Click here for the flier and registration form.
  • 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.
  • We need three to four volunteers to bring fresh flowers for the altar. If you would like to help in this way, please contact Alison at 505-342-2021.
  • EcoSattva training will be held on Sundays from September 13 through November 15, 2015.
  • 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.