The Bodhi Manda Zen Center is a Buddhist retreat center located in the Jemez mountains of New Mexico, near Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It offers a peaceful and uplifting environment ideal for workshops, seminars, and meditation intensives. While its orientation is chiefly Buddhist, the BMZC’s mission is to provide a setting that supports spiritual growth for all committed seekers.

The Sutra Hall, designed by Predock Frane Architect, and built by Paul W. Kenderdine, Inc. was honored with an architectural award in 2004. The hall is open on a daily basis for individual meditation, and we encourage visitors to join for daily chanting and zazen (Zen meditation).

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Please call for our current schedule.  Other activities are posted on our Schedule and Calendar, and include intensive meditation retreats and public ceremonies. Everyone is warmly invited to join, families included.


Sunflowers decorate the garden in front of the dining hall.

If you have more questions after reviewing this site, please feel free to contact the center. Prospective students and guests are encouraged to call and speak with the director regarding residency programs. Thank you for visiting our site!


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your continued interest and support of the Bodhi Manda Zen Center. Gassho!