Please visit our new Capital Campaign section. Important repairs to address.  


Hokoji  Phoenix Light Temple
a place to practice zazen

The real purpose of practice is to discover the wisdom
which you have always been keeping with you.
― Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi

We are very grateful to all who have donated to Hokoji
At Hokoji, we rely completely on donations (dana) for upkeep and improvements.

With your donations we will better serve our mission of providing a beautiful and functional facility for the practice of Zazen, for our community of practicing Zen students, the local community as a whole, and for the benefit of all sentient beings.

We have recently launched a Capital Campaign  to repair a portion of the Community House. Please visit that new page here on our site for important information. We are grateful for your support.


A mail-in cash donation may be sent to HOKOJI, PO Box 245, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514-0245, or, you may donate on-line through the PayPal Donate button below.

Hokoji is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Your cash donations to us are tax deductible.

People giving their time, their warmth, their muscle power and their know-how are what keep Hokoji operating as a community. We welcome newcomers, out-of-town visitors, and the Zen-curious to come and lend a hand on one of house and yard clean-up days. Come pick up a rake, push a wheelbarrow, pull weeds, or team up with a Hokoji member for spring house cleaning. We look forward to sharing Hokoji with you.

We also appreciate monetary and material donations as they relate to planned Hokoji projects. Please contact for further information.

Legacy: The Phoenix Light Endowment Fund  Now open for gifts in Bob Watkins' honor

In 2013 we opened a separate savings account with the help of a donation from a dear sangha member. That seed donation is intended to help us begin the process of creating an endowment fund for Hokoji, which will take time to gain and grow. An endowment would provide some security for the continuation of caring for the Temple buildings and grounds and meeting of operating expenses. The name is Phoenix Light Endowment Fund. The Fund is now open for donations if you wish to contribute in honor of Bunryu Bob Watkins. Contact for more information.  Or you may offer a gift through the PayPal button below.

Hokoji was founded and survives on generosity. Through the spiritual, material, and monetary contributions, of those too many to mention here, the temple community quietly grows and nourishes. Your dana (donations) and volunteering are welcome.


Evening zazen: every Thursday at 5:30 pm.      Hokoji is open every day.    Please join us in respect for stillness and sanctuary.