Apr 022014


Upaya of Tucson was created to benefit the entire community, regardless of one’s spiritual belief or religious practice.

Sep 292015

For those joining us this Saturday, October 3rd for our 1st Saturday of the month Upaya Sangha of Tucson meeting, we will meet from 10:00 am to noon, and our meeting will include brief sutra chanting, participant check-in, announcements, sitting meditation (Zazen), and a brief tea break. After this, Sensei Al will give a dharma talk on Dogen’s Cookbook: Appreciating the Ingredients of Difference and Non-duality.

If this is your first time to join us, we meet at Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC), 1231 E. Edison St., one block south of Grant, just west of Mountain, on the north side of the street. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. There are plenty of zafus (meditation cushions) and chairs.

Parking reminder: It’s important to the future of TCMC to observe mindful parking by not parking on the same block as the Center and by leaving an empty parking space in front of the homes on the neighboring blocks. Please reserve TCMC driveway parking for people who cannot walk far.

Please help us to accomodate our members who are chemically sensitive to fragrances or other scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume, aftershave, or similar products.


Jul 292015

Upaya Sangha is offering an eight-session course, beginning this September, during which we will discuss the March, 2015 presentations by Stephen Batchelor & Roshi Joan Halifax, hosted by the Upaya Zen Center. The program is titled Being Completely Human: A Retreat on Secular Buddhism and Beyond. You can find the audio at: https://www.upaya.org/2015/04/being-completely-human-series-all-12-parts/ We will [continue reading…]