Located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of New Mexico lies the Bodhi Manda Zen Center. Students, scheduled tours, volunteers, and overnight guests staying at the center’s housing are the only people granted access to this Zen Buddhist monastic institution.
The enormous rock-walled, sandy-bottomed hot spring pool at Bodhi Manda is a prominent feature of the property. The springs are natural and untreated, with water temperatures between 102 and 108℉. Access to the geothermal pool is included with a stay, and swimming gear is required to use it.
Private Zen Meditation Center
Rooms are provided on a first-come, first-served basis for a minimum of two nights. Public lodging is unavailable during large retreats and the months of April, May, and October until mid-December for monastic instruction.
On-site catering is available with notice, and several restaurants are in the area.
Buddhists consider the money paid to attend retreats like Zazenkai and Sesshin to be a “Dana” or a valuable offering. As a donor, you assist the Bodhi in meeting its financial obligations and furthering its charitable goals.
No money is given to or expected by the Abbess or any other instructors at the workshops and retreats. Dana may be given to them individually if visitors choose to do so.
Address: 1 Bodhi Dr, PO Box 8, Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025
Season: January-March, June-September, and the last half of December