Note that the practice at DMZ is currently on hiatus and we are not offering practice until further notice.  The information below is provided for archival purposes only.

Practice schedule at Desert Mirror Zendo

Monday evenings, 6:20 – 8:20 PM:   Zazen, soji (temple cleaning) or kinhin (walking meditation), short bowing & chanting service, dharma discussion

Wednesday evenings,  6:20 – 7:30 PM:    Zazen, kinhin, zazen

1st Monday of each month, 5:45 PM:   Newcomer orientation.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance  [505-688-5470]  to reserve your spot.

DMZ is closed on all national holidays that fall on a Monday, e.g., Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.  We are also closed on the Wednesday of any week in which a national holiday falls on Thursday or Friday, e.g., during the week of Thanksgiving. Please enjoy your long weekends!

Upcoming Events

Check back periodically for special events.

Recent Events

2012

Sunday, November 18th, 9am-noon:  Half-day sitting, 9 AM to noon

Monday, August 20th:   Oasis class on Mindfulness for Modern Life, 10:30 – noon @ Oasis classroom in Macy’s at Coronado Mall.

To register for both 8/13 and 8/20 classes with one registration, see Class #70 at Oasis Albuquerque,   https://www.oasisnet.org/Cities/West/AlbuquerqueNM/Classes.aspx  .

Monday, August 13th:   Oasis class on The Zen of Mindful Self-Compassion, 10:30 – noon @ Oasis classroom in Macy’s at Coronado Mall.

To register for both 8/13 and 8/20 classes with one registration, see Class #70 at Oasis Albuquerque,   https://www.oasisnet.org/Cities/West/AlbuquerqueNM/Classes.aspx  .

Monday, April 30th:   Zazen and dharma talk with Do-an Robert Thomas from San Francisco Zen Center.  Zazen begins at 6:20 pm, dharma talk begins at 7:00.

Saturday, March 24th, 9am-4pm:  Zazenkai (daylong meditation retreat).

Monday, February 20th, 7:15 pm:  Buddhist Movie Night – The Happy Movie.  :D

Monday, February 13th, 2012:  Zazen and dharma talk with Genko Beate Stolte, co-abbess of Upaya Zen Center

2011

Monday, December 12th:  Zazen and dharma talk with Genko Beate Stolte, co-abbess of Upaya Zen Center

Saturday, October 29th:  Half-day retreat for the Cultivating Ease Jump-Start class.  $10 donation.

Monday, October 17th:  Zazen and dharma talk with Genko Beate Stolte, co-abbess of Upaya Zen Center

Friday, September 9th, 7:30 pm:  Buddhist Movie night –  Three short films about Suzuki-Roshi

Saturday, August 20th, 9am-noon:  Half-day sitting, 9 AM to noon

Monday, August 22nd:  Zazen and dharma talk with Genko Beate Stolte of Upaya Zen Center

Monday, July 25th:   Desert Mirror sangha member Trace Tessier (physicist and budding philosopher) inaugurated our new “Applied Mindfulness” series.

Monday, May 2nd:  Zazen and dharma talk with Jamie Howell, lay entrusted dharma heir of Rev. Dairyu Michael Wenger of San Francisco Zen Center.

Friday, January 28th:  Movie Night, “Groundhog Day,” 6:30 pm potluck, 7:00 pm movie starts.

Sunday, January 9th, 2011:  Zazenkai at Hokoji in Taos.

2010

Friday, December 31st:  New Year’s Eve sitting, begins at 9:30 pm

Monday, December 13th:    Dharma talk on “Patience” by Genko Beate Stolte, co-abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe

Monday, November 22:  Dharma talk by Zoketsu Norman Fischer, founder of the Everyday Zen Foundation, and formal Desert Mirror Zendo Eye-Opening Ceremony (dedication / sanctification of the temple)

Monday, November 1:  Reading by Susan Moon, author of “This is Getting Old”

Monday, October 25th:  Dharma talk by Katherine Thanas, abbot of Santa Cruz Zen Center

Sunday, October 17th:  Sangha Day work practice in the DMZGH garden

Monday, October 4:  Dharma talk by Angie Boissevain, dharma successor of Kobun Chino-Roshi, and guiding teacher of The Floating Zendo

Friday, September 24th:   Buddhist Movie night, “Enlightenment Guaranteed”

Monday, September 13th:  Dharma talk by Genko Beate Stolte, co-abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe

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Common zazen postures: sitting on floor or chairs, kneeling on benches or cushions, or lying down

Sitting at Desert Mirror

Please be seated and settled in the zendo at least 5 minutes before the posted starting time for zazen.  We have plenty of cushions, chairs and seiza (kneeling) benches, so you don’t need to bring anything unless you have very special sitting needs.

Occasional teacher visits, half-day retreats, and other special events (such as movie nights, potlucks, Sangha Day work practice, etc.) are scheduled about once a month and promoted via our email list.