Residential Retreats

Below we list upcoming residential retreats sponsored by the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha.

Details below might change. Please check back closer to the retreat for new information and revisions.

Self Retreat With Community for Experienced Meditators, May 25-27, 2013
When: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27
Where: Norbertine Community
See flyer for more information.

Brian Lesage, November 2-8, 2013

Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can also visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at

When: Saturday, November 2 - Friday, November 8, 2013
Where: Canossian Spirituality Center
Co-sponsored by Santa Fe Sangha

For info about shorter retreats sponsored by our sangha see Day Retreats and Half Day Retreats. Also see Vipassana Retreats and Residencies in the Region and Neighboring Sanghas and Other Resources for links to information about retreats offered by nearby sanghas.

For a record of past retreats in Albuquerque, see Previous Sangha Retreats.

A note about dana: The teachings are offered freely; no compensation for our teachers is included in the fee you pay to register for a retreat. This fee covers only the actual cost of the retreat, e.g., your room, meals, teacher transportation, facility charges, retreat supplies, etc. At the end of a retreat, students have the opportunity to return the generosity of the teachers by making voluntary contributions (dana) to them. Since our teachers depend largely on dana to support themselves, these student offerings allow them to continue to teach. Dating back to the time of the Buddha, this interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them has been a beautiful part of our tradition. (For more about dana, here is an essay from the Cloud Mountain Retreat Center site: The Practice of Dana.)