Apr 022014


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

Feb 092016

For those joining us this Saturday, February 13th for our Upaya Sangha of Tucson meeting (scheduled for this second Saturday because TCMC will not be available on our usual 3rd Saturday of the Month), 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 be giving a dharma talk entitled “Boundless Mind – Fearless Heart.”

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.

For other sangha reminders, announcements, and recorded dharma talk, please see our sangha website <http://www.upayatucson.org>


Jan 132016

  Dr. Patricia Palmer, a beloved participant in our Upaya Sangha of Tucson meetings, passed away on December 24, 2015. On Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m. there will be a Quaker Meeting for Worship to celebrate Patricia’s life. There will be a silent meditative time followed by continued contemplation out of which attenders will be welcome [continue reading…]

Dec 042015
Study Group: Emptiness is Empty of What…Exactly?

Emptiness is Empty of What…Exactly? Lectures by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Gil Fronsdal January 21, 2016 through May 19, 2016 In this nine-session course, we will contemplate and discuss lectures offered by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Gil Fronsdal. This study will be profitable to those who have a solid grounding in basic Buddhist doctrine. You will be [continue reading…]