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We meet at 10:00 am each Saturday on Zoom, until it is again safe to meet in person. We invite you, your family, and loved ones to visit our practice. To be added to the meeting notification list for Zoom link information, please send us a message through the Contact Us page.

Apr 022014


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

Jul 152020

Norman Fischer

Norman Fischer

Upaya Sangha of Tucson
Fall-Winter, 2020 Study Group

Training in Compassion:
Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

by Norman Fischer

Norman Fischer offers both Illuminating commentary and pithy counsel on bringing greed, aversion and ignorance to the path through ‘Lojong’. Lojong, or mind training, originated with the Bengali practitioner Atiśa Dīpankara Śrījñāna. (982–1054). Fischer’s commentary applies Zen wisdom to this training for anyone who wishes to be focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.

We will be meeting in eight sessions, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of September, October,
November & December via Zoom.

Intending to minimize the impediments of teleconferencing, making this platform work for us, we will be departing from our prior study group format; the discussion will be actively facilitated. The intention is to enjoy fruitful conversations by our each taking responsibility for cultivating the caring communication practices well defned in ‘Insight Dialogue’.

Before our frst meeting on September 3rd listen to Gregory Kramer’s lectures on Insight Dialogue principals (Pause; Relax; Open; Trust Emergence; Listen Deeply; Speak the Truth) at: www.gregorykramer.org/insight-dialogue/

REQUIREMENTS: Copy of Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong; a computer and an email address or friend with same.

WHEN: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of September, October, November, December; 10:00 – 11:30 AM
A Zoom link will be provided prior to each meeting.

COST: $25.00 check, payable to TCMC , which is to go towards TCMC overhead..  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

REGISTRATION: Mail a $25.00 check, made payable to TCMC, to Christine Johnson at 3900 N Sabino Canyon., #3513; Tucson, AZ 85750. Include, in addition to your name, your email address & telephone number.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 14, 2020

CONTACT: Christine Johnson; johnson-manz@comcast.net; 520-207-8718 (no text), 520-245-0296 (voice/no text).

Jun 102020

Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak, Ph.D. Upaya Sangha of Tucson   In a June 2nd, 2020 online posting by Lion’s Roar magazine, Zen teacher and author, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel offered the following words. (From:  https://www.lionsroar.com/darkness-is-asking-to-be-loved/ )   DARKNESS IS ASKING TO BE LOVED   “By now we have lost the tiny sense of peace we created [continue reading…]

Mar 162020

Dear Sangha Friends: We have put our First and Third Saturday morning sangha meetings on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Saturday meetings will now occur online, via Zoom videoconferencing. We will also similarly offer online meditation and open discussion, on Second and Fourth Saturdays. If you are already on our [continue reading…]