Sangha Meditation Guidelines

The Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha meets at Mountain Cloud Zen Center, 7241 Old Santa Fe Trail. Although we are not a part of the Zen center, we use their facilities. On Tuesday evenings we have a silent meditation beginning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at
7:00 p.m. Following announcements, there is usually a dharma talk which lasts until 8:00 p.m. and is often followed by a question and answer period. We ask our visitng teachers and sangha teachers to end the discussion by 8:15 p.m. Our teachers are generally from the Western Vipassana tradition, but we also invite teachers from other disciplines to give dharma talks.

Cushions and chairs are provided. Please be seated in the meditation hall before the silent meditation begins. If you are unable to be on time, you may still attend, but be certain to enter or leave the meditation hall as unobtrusively as possible.

Dana or generosity is one of the integral pillars of the dharma, along with cultivation of sila or harmonious living and the panna or development of wisdom. Through our generosity, we express appreciation to the teachers who give freely of their wisdom and experience, and we maintain the sangha by contributing to its ongoing expenses.

 

PARKING

Parking at Mountain Cloud can be a problem, especially in the winter. Please park only on the right side of the road as you approach the main building. Parking in the circular “turn-around” area should be in obvious right angle parking spots only, and there should be no parallel parking in this area. Do not park in the two reserved spots closest to the lower walkway or in such a way as to block the handicap access road on the north side of the building.

 

FRAGRANCE POLICY

We ask you to be mindful of not using any products that cause other people adverse reactions. This includes many soaps, shampoos, lotions, sprays, etc. See our Fragrance Policy.