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

Nov 302016

For those joining us this Saturday, December 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, sitting meditation (Zazen), participant check-in, announcements, and a brief tea break. After this, since Sensei Al will be in the Rohatsu Sesshin at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, Mike Carson will provide a talk and discussion on “Nonviolence and Right Activism in a Hyperpoliticized Age.”

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

Also, please don’t forget to regularly check the Community Page of this Sangha Website  for new announcements.


Nov 302016
Upaya Sangha of Tucson Study Group: The Seven Factors of Awakening

The Seven Factors of Awakening Lectures by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Joseph Goldstein January 12th, 2017 through May 25, 2017 In this five-month course, we will contemplate and discuss lectures offered by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Joseph Goldstein, two accomplished scholar-practitioners.  This study will be profitable to those who have a solid grounding in basic Buddhist doctrine.   [continue reading…]

Nov 302016

Our sangha will hold a silent half-day Zazenkai (meditation intensive) on New Year’s Eve (12/31/16), from 8:00 am to noon, at TCMC. Sensei Al will begin the morning with a brief Zen service, and this will be followed by alternating periods of sitting (Zazen) and walking (Kinhin) meditation. Opportunities for brief Dokusan (individual meetings with [continue reading…]