General Information

Please see the Calendar for our practice schedule.

Location: Mountain Cloud Zen Center – Map to MCZC – is located at 7241 Old Santa Fe Trail, one mile south of the intersection with Zia Road. Most events, such as Tuesday evening meditations, classes and non-residential retreats are held at MCZC. Other locations are listed with the event.

Weekly Meditation: We meditate together in silence on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The sit is usually followed by a dharma talk. The program is completed by 8:00pm.

Introduction to Insight Meditation:  A class for those new to vipassana practice is offered approximately every other month on Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:00 pm. It continues for four weeks and covers the basics of vipassana and metta practice. Learn More >>

Core Buddhist Teachings: Over a three year period we are offering many of the core Buddhist teachings from our Vipassana tradition. Then the series will be repeated. There will be two classes offered in 2014:  The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in August and The Three Characteristics in November. Learn more about Core Buddhist Teachings >>
Learn more about The Three Characteristics class »

Community Nights: On community nights, a sangha member provides a short presentation on a topic related to the Buddha’s teachings, and then suggests questions to encourage small group discussions. All are welcome. In 2014, we will continue offering community nights on the ten perfections.  Learn More >>

Resident Teachers: SFVS provides residencies for nationally and internationally known teachers. Residencies are generally three to four weeks, and a number of teachers return each year. Students may study with the teachers with whom they feel an affinity.

Retreats: SFVS offers a variety of residential and non-residential retreats for both beginning and experienced meditators. Dharma teachers offer daily meditation instruction, dharma talks and practice discussions. For regional retreat information, see Dharma Links.

Caring Committee: The Santa Fe Vipassana Caring Committee can offer assistance to those in our community who, due to illness, family issues or other circumstances, need help with things such as rides to medical appointments, some meals, etc. Contact Mikaela mikaelabarnes355@gmail.com or at 505-986-6080.

Opportunities for Service: The Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha is a not-for-profit organization that is guided by a board of directors and several volunteer committees. Opportunities for service within the sangha are available for anyone who wishes to contribute to the larger community.

Sangha Meetings: The sangha holds regular meetings and everyone is invited to attend. This is an opportunity for all interested practitioners to participate, put forth new ideas, discuss issues and get to know other sangha members.