AIMC offers and hosts classes and groups that meet on a regular basis. All are welcome to these groups, and we would love for you to join us!
Recovery Dharma is a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from addiction of all kinds. The group meets every week on Tuesday at 8pm and Saturday at 5pm. The meeting begins with a 20 minute guided meditation, followed by a short reading and an open discussion. All are welcome.
Meditation: What, Why and How (Saturday mornings 8-10AM)
We invite you to join us to practice together in a supportive and relaxed environment, which enhances the ability to learn and to concentrate. Whether you are new to meditation, or seeking to recommit to your practice, this class seeks to support you. All are welcome!
The Buddha greatly emphasized the importance of spiritual friendship in supporting our spiritual development. In study groups, practitioners come together to study a particular topic or in support and friendship around common life experiences such as age groups or other identities. The groups offer a beautiful opportunity to practice more deeply together. AIMC study groups are typically led by peer facilitators.
Open Sky Zen Group
The Albuquerque Open Sky Zen Group focuses on practicing and sharing the Dharma together. While there is emphasis on Zen teaching and practices, an integrative approach is taken and thus practice and teachings from other Buddhist traditions are incorporated.
While we continue on Zoom, the shortened evening schedule (6-7 pm) consists of one 35-minute sitting period. After the sitting, a short Dharma talk is given on some aspect of practicing and then there is time for questions, answers and sharing if one wishes to share something about her/his experience. All levels of practitioners are welcome to join. Introductory meditation instructions are given at the beginning of the evening for those who need them.
AOSZG is led by Tony Sager, a senior Dharma teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen.
There is no fee for participating in these programs. These programs are offered on the basis of Dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. We invite our practitioners to offer a donation in the baskets outside the meditation hall or online.