Welcome to the Bodhi Manda Zen Center, an American Rinzai Zen Buddhist Center located in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. The Center is home to daily Zen practice and retreats. The Bodhi also welcomes and hosts retreats for other groups (inquiries welcome), as well as offers overnight accommodation in our Guest House.

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).

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!