Students are encouraged to bring a notepad and pen for taking notes, a mug for coffee/tea to reduce waste. Dress informally, comfortably and flexibly; the heating and cooling system is unpredictable, so be prepared to add/subtract clothing for personal comfort. Light snacks, fruit, coffee and tea will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional snacks or a sack lunch as the days are long and require a high level of energy. Vending machines for snacks and sodas are also available.
Students will be mailed a visitor's parking permit for the Friday of mediation weekend, unless they already have purchased a semester-long parking permit for the "L" lot. No permit is required on weekends.
Students can bring their own lunch or go out during the lunch break. One of the attractions of the Southwest is the excellent New Mexican cuisine. Padilla's Mexican Kitchen (closed on weekends), 1510 Girard NE (262-0115), and Los Cuates, 4901 Lomas NE (255-5079), are two examples of New Mexican fare. The two guides listed below offer a wide range of dining options.
The Hilton Inn (1-884-2500, 1901 University Blvd. NE) and the Holiday Inn (1-884-2511, 2020 Menaul NE) are about five minutes away by car or 20-25 minutes on foot. In the past, both have made University rates available for people attending. Motel 6 on University Blvd. NE, north of Indian School NE and south of Menaul NE) is also very close.
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico's mountains, mesas, national forests, and cultural sites are inspirational. For more information, click on the links below: