Day of Mindfulness Saturday October 16

Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness (DOM) outdoors in the foothills of the beautiful Sandia mountains

in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Kiwanis area, Elena Gallegos Open Space

(Rain or shine: there is a covered meeting space)

Sponsored by the Rainbow Sangha

We will bring our own lunches. You can optionally also bring individually prepackaged items to share if desired. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, blanket or yoga mat, water and other drinks desired. For everyone’s safety we will be wearing masks and distancing. 

Directions: from I-40, exit onto Tramway Blvd. north. After the Academy Road traffic light, turn right onto Simms Park Road and travel east to the entrance booth. Tell the attendant you are with the Rainbow Sangha Day of Mindfulness and you won’t have to pay to enter. Turn left and follow signs to the Kiwanis area parking lot.  

Here’s a rough program of some possible activities:

Introduction including Earth Touching 

           and what would you like to get out of the DOM


Sitting meditation

Honoring Thay’s 95th Continuation Day

Walking meditation (short and long)



Aimless walking

Collecting a few items from the ground to draw 

            (Zen of Seeing, led by Ruth)



There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to cover the cost of renting the facility.  More information on the Rainbow Sangha is available at

Looking forward to seeing those able to make it then. 

With metta,


YouTube channels for Brother Gem and Brother Freedom

We are all grateful for the beautiful retreat in Bernalillo on August 17 & 18 led by Brother Freedom, Brother Earth, and Brother Gem. We are also grateful for the participation and generosity of about 30 attendees.

By request, here are the YouTube channels for Brother Gem and Brother Freedom:

Brother Gem

Brother Freedom

Schedule for retreat Aug. 17-18 in Bernalillo

The schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday 17th:

08:00am      Walking Meditation

09:30am      DT (Healing) incl. 30’ of Sitting Med. (Livestream)           

11:30am      Stick Exercise/ Mindful Movements 

12:30pm      Mindful Lunch (Packed Lunch)

02:30pm      Deep Relaxation

03:30pm      Dharma Sharing

05:00pm      Personal Time

06:00pm      Mindful Dinner (Packed Dinner)

07:00pm      Workshops (5MT presentation, BegAnew)

08:30pm      Noble Silence

Wednesday 18th:

08:00am      Walking Meditation

09:30am      5 MT Transmission

11:00am      Q&A incl. 30 min. of Sitting Meditation

12:30pm      Mindful Lunch (Packed Lunch)

02:00pm      Closing Circle

03:00pm      End of Retreat

Covid safety measures for retreat and Sangha meetings

Dear Sangha, it is always our wish to protect the health our our members and community. In light of the fact that we have many elderly members, the high transmissibility of the Delta variant, the fact that Bernalillo County is currently listed as a red (high transmission rate) county and cases are rising, we will be using the following protective measures.

For both the retreat and Sangha in-person meetings we are asking for all participants to be vaccinated, to wear masks, and to maintain social distancing. Hopefully this will allow us to gather and practice while minimizing risk. All are welcome to attend Sangha meetings via Zoom.

With metta


Updated flyer and website to register for retreat in Bernalillo Aug. 17 & 18

More information about the retreat, and a link to register, are available at the Deer Park Monastery site at

You can also go directly to the registration page at 

Here’s a revised flyer with a link to the information page. You can download and print the flyer as desired.