Begin your journey of self-transformation through meditation and the cultivation of mindfulness in the Vipassana tradition

Posted By admin on January 17th, 2010

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself;
To know yourself is to forget yourself;
To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things. Dogen - Thirteenth Century Zen Monk


Programs & Schedule

Day of Practice in Nature, Sunday, August 24th, 8:30 to 4:30: a one day, peer led, silent retreat. We will hike a local trail which will be decided closer to the date. We will be utilizing Nature as our teacher. The retreat will be led by Jean Admire. Suggested Donation is $5. For more information you may contact Jeannie at (505) 901-9455 or jeannie8pi@gmail.com after August 10th.

Registration is required and is available at TMS. A Liability Waiver Form must be signed prior to the hike. Please plan to register by Wednesday August 20th There is a limit of 15 people for this hike. We will carpool from TMS and participants are asked to arrive by 8:15am. All participants will share the gas expenses.

All participants will need to plan to bring essential gear for the retreat with them prior to departure: 2 liters of water, rain gear and layers of clothing, proper hiking boots, lunch, any personal medications needed, sitting chair – crazy creek or similar, hiking poles – optional, sun block and insect repellant if appropriate, and a hat. This hike will be easy to moderate with several sitting periods through out the day. (There are some outdoor sitting chairs available to use at TMS.)

Wednesday Evenings -6:30 to 8:30PM - Sit and Dharma Talk - all are welcome.

Tuesday 4:00 to 5:30 PM Study Group - all are welcome.
On break for summer; will resume in the fall. A great opportunity to explore teachings of the Buddha in print or recorded form. Please bring your own tea mug.


Beginner-intermediate meditation classes, non-residential retreats and special classes are offered at various times throughout the year.  For more information on non-residential retreats and special classes see our monthly newsletter or visit TaosMountainSangha.org.


Please see Scholarship Page on this website.

Dana - The Practice of Generosity

Taos Mountain Sangha is supported solely by dana.  Dana (pronounced “dah-na”) is a Pali word meaning generosity.  Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them.  The teachings are given freely, since they are considered priceless.

Taos Mountain Sangha also offers opportunity for people to become Sustaining Members with a pledge of dana on a regular basis.  Inquiries may be made to the President of the Sangha.