Bodhi Manda Zen Center

Jemez Springs
United States

The Bodhi Manda Zen Center (BMZC) is a Buddhist Zendo and meditation center of the Rinzai Zen Path. Located in Jemez Springs, a small town in New Mexico, it's a great place to retreat and practice Rinzai Zen. The Zen center offers daily meditations, weekend and longer retreats. It was founded in 1973 by Michele E. Martin and belongs to the Rinzai-Ji lineage.

Tradition & Practice
Kind of Place

Practice and Meditation

The Bodhi Manda Zen Center follows the Buddhist path of Rinzai Zen. You will find more information on the places offerings and an event schedule on their website.

  • A daily Rinzai Zen practice takes place Wednesday thru Sunday with Zazen, walking Meditation, tea service and many other spiritual practices.
  • Langer Retreats called “sesshin” are longer retreats that take place at the center. They last for one week and include a rigours meditation schedule, talks with a teacher and silent meals.
  • Weekend Retreats called “zazenkai” are offered once a month as shorter retreat.

The Place

The Bodhi Manda Zen Center (BMZC) was founded by Michele E. Martin in 1973. Situated in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico the center welcomes spiritual seekers and zen practitioners. It offers a place to retreat and focus on the Rinzai Zen practice. The Zen Center consists of many buildings with the sutra hall as the center piece of the compound. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and forrests the Bodhi Manda Zen Center in  nature.

Lineage and

This center belongs to the Rinzai-ji order and is one of many Zen centers of the lineage in Europe and the USA. The Organization was founded by Zen Monk Jōshū Sasaki Rōshi the lineage follows the Rinzai Zen tradition. He came from Japan in 1962, when a group of spiritual seekers in Los Angeles asked Myoshin-ji, Japan’s biggest Rinzai school, to send a meditation teacher. Today's centers of the organization include the Rinzai-Ji Zen Center in Los Angeles, the Mt.Baldy Zen Center (MBZC), and the Bodhi Mandy Zen Center in New Mexico.

Contact 575-829-3854
1 Bodhi Dr
Jemez Springs
NM 87025
United States

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