Southwest Sangha
A contemplative lay monastery


Southwest Sangha is located in the foothills of the Black Range near the Gila Wilderness at an elevation of 6,000 feet.  The nearest town is Silver City, 45 minutes to the west. We are situated at the end of a 3½ -mile, county-maintained dirt road on four acres surrounded by a large cattle ranch.

There are several structures on the land. The main building houses the kitchen, office, living room, dining room, sunroom, bathroom and two bedrooms.  The small historic chapel serves as the meditation hall and three tastefully converted camper trailers provide additional housing.

If you have been ill, we ask that you be symptom free for 5 days before coming to Southwest Sangha.