Apr 022014


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

Sep 022014

For those joining us this Saturday, September 6th, for our first Saturday of the month Upaya Sangha of Tucson meeting, we will meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and our meeting will include brief sutra chanting, participant check-in, announcements, sitting meditation (Zazen), and a short tea break. After this, as Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak will be away from Tucson, sangha member Andrew Lenards will share a dharma talk recorded last month at Upaya Zen Center, entitled “Goodness, Virtue, and Compassion, Medicine for a Troubled World.” The speaker is author, teacher, and activist Fleet Maull, who founded the Prison Dharma Network and the National Prison Hospice Association. He currently serves as senior faculty with the Upaya Institute’s Being with Dying program and co-directs its Chaplaincy Training Program.

If this is your first time to join us, we meet at Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC), 1231 East 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. Thanks!

Aug 092014

The Upaya Sangha of Tucson is pleased to offer a discussion group beginning on Wednesday, September 3rd, on a series of recorded lectures by Stephen Batchelor, offered at a “Secular Buddhist Retreat,” July of 2013, at Gaia House, Devon England. This discussion group will meet the first and third Wednesdays, in seven sessions over fourteen [continue reading...]

Jul 012014

Jack Kornfield will be in Tucson November 15-16 for a two day teaching: The Psychology of Loving Awareness: A Two-Day Training in Transforming Difficulty into Ease and Well-Being.  The retreat will be at the Tucson JCC and registration is through Sounds True, who will be recording the retreat. Loving awareness, mindfulness, and compassion have enormous [continue reading...]