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Bodhi Mandala Zen Center

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I stayed overnight at the Bodhi Zen Center for a seminar unrelated to the center, yet the ‘Zen thing’ is omnipresent. The center has a list of ‘guidelines’ about how to be which suggest a 'big brother' outlook. For example, “Don’t make small talk, don’t whistle, don’t hum”. However, the center does allow tobacco and alcohol in ‘moderation’. I had...

Thank buensleep
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I happened upon the Bodhi Mandala Zen Center in Jemez Springs, when traveling from Chaco Canyon to Santa Fe. Being early April, I didn't consider that the national forest campgrounds would still be closed for the winter, so I began looking around this quaint funky little town (nice galleries, two commercial hot springs, and a great coffee shop and bakery...

1Thank VGinParadise_10
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 25 December 2015

I was here for a seminar. It was not a seminar directly related to the Center, however the Abbess made us feel really included, and offered us special meditation sessions. These are my major take aways: 1. AMAZING food. You will never realize that you're not eating meat (if you're not a vegetarian). It is all fresh, scrumptious, filling. 2....

Thank ValerieGW
Reviewed 11 July 2014

When a friend from out of town came to visit, a friend from Taos suggested we all go to the Bodhi Mandala Zen Center to soak in their hot springs. (NOTE: on the Zen Center's website, they call their place the Bodhi Manda Zen Center.) My Taos friend had visited here to soak a couple of times over the course...

8Thank Blaize S
Reviewed 6 June 2014

thank you so much for a quiet retreat after my painting classes. The pools were wonderful as well! What more need be said, even though they require 200 characters. this is a Zen Center, you do not expect the same as you would in a hotel.

2Thank keya h
Tucson, AZ
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I spent 2 days at the Bodhi Mandala Zen Center and loved it. Hosen and the rest of the residents were very welcoming and friendly. I was invited to some of their meditations and to join them in simple meals. I felt like one of the community. I stayed in a dorm room - 7 beds but I had it...

9Thank DVMeyer
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I loved the setting: Buddhist statuary, hummingbirds; the mountains & river along the hot spring pools as well as one of water lilies. Yes, there was algae in the soaking pools, which I scooped out. But I loved being alone outside, in peace & nature. I chose one of the dorm rooms, which I was able to lock. Contrary to...

5Thank bettyg223
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I decided to take a week long retreat in early February and wanted to be someplace where I could have solitude and at the same time, pamper myself just a bit. I chose Bodhi Mandala Zen Center because I had heard that they had hot springs and that it was an active Buddhist community. Upon arrival, I was greeted by...

9Thank Burke D
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I stayed at the Bodhi Zen Center last spring. As the review was so bad above, I can't help but feel like a competitor wrote it. The place is very, very clean, and yes the furniture is old and the linens are old but extremely clean. There are 200 year old framed maps on the walls and yes, old paneling,...

3Thank Marcus V
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I also am motivated to write this to counter the vituperative review by "worldsprinter18." I attended an all-women's retreat at Bodhi Manda two years in a row, and both times it has been a lovely experience. I am a current, going-on-37-years resident of New York City and I had no problem with leaving my door unlocked. I loved my room,...

2Thank Carol R

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Additional Information about Bodhi Mandala Zen Center

Address: P.O. Box 8, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-0008
Region: United States > New Mexico > Jemez Springs
Number of rooms: 73
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“Choose a room facing the river.”
buensleep, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The dorms have sliding glass doors straight out to the hot springs. The hotel-style rooms are about a 2-minute walk to the springs.”
  • Hot springs in the winter - YES, it actually was this beautiful!
ValerieGW, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“This is a Zen center. Therefore you do not expect the same as a hotel. It was just exactly what I wanted and I love the people there.”
keyah_12, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“I prefer to stay in the building with the four individual rooms, as opposed to the dorm. Each room has it's own bathroom, with shower. There's a nice porch where you can admire the hummingbirds and the view. Some might find the furniture on the porch to be a little shabby; I found it to be very comfortable, and that's the only thing I cared about.”
673CarolR, 21 Mar 2013 | Read review
“I wouldn't get within a hundred miles of this place!”
WorldSprinter18, 17 Jul 2012 | Read review
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