Apr 022014


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

Nov 122018

Dear friends,


For those joining us this Saturday, November 17th, for our third 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, Sensei Al will offer a dharma talk on “Practicing Zazen: On Opening the Hand of Thought.”


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.




Jun 242018

COMPASSION AT THE EDGE A Revolutionary Method for Benefitting Others without Burning Out Taught by Roshi Joan Halifax Guest Teachers: Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak, Cynda Rushton, and Tony Back Offered by Prajna Studios, a division of  Shambhala Publications https://courses.shambhala.com/compassion-at-the-edge/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=COMPASSION+AT+THE+EDGE&utm_content=Do+you+feel+emotionally+burnt+out?&utm_campaign=JH276+-+Sell+2&_bta_tid=21217238545476419892366705730812089629539013561435627834285841844947703506100854016566202137704300409865&_bta_c=4drhhd4y6pkk6emboxuh7kusoalql