Apr 022014


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

Oct 112016

Buddhism, Social Justice, and the Ecological Challenge

An Evening Lecture and Day-Long Workshop with David Loy, Ph.D.,
Zen teacher, professor, and author of A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World (Wisdom Publications, 2015).

A part of the “Contemplative Traditions and Social Justice” speaker series, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Confluencenter, the Department of East Asian Studies, and the Upaya Sangha of Tucson. Flyer on the events http://cpflc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/David%20Loy%20Events.pdf

Evening Lecture: “Why Buddhism and the Modern World Need Each Other”
The highest ideal of Western (now global) civilization is social transformation: the idea that we can restructure our way of living together so that it is more socially just. The traditional goal of Buddhist practice is personal transformation. Freedom for the self and freedom from the self: today we can see that these ideals not only supplement each other, they need each other.
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Poetry Center Rubel Room, University of Arizona, 1508 E. Helen St.
Cost: Free – No registration necessary

Day-Long Workshop: “Buddhism and the Ecological Challenge”
How can Buddhist teachings help us understand and respond to the ecological crisis? And what does the eco-crisis mean for how we understand and practice Buddhism?
Sunday, November 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (doors open at 9:30)
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan.
Cost: $30.00 suggested donation
Cash or checks accepted at the door
(No one will be turned away if unable to donate)

Seating limited to 100 people, so register early to reserve your place
To register for workshop, email your name & phone # to: tucsonupayasangha@gmail.com

Oct 112016

For those joining us this Saturday, October 15th, for our 3rd 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 give a dharma [continue reading…]

Dec 042015

Upaya Sangha of Tucson is offering a study of David Loy’s Awakening in Service and Action:  a Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism accompanied by a background reading of Loy’s 2015 book, A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution and Ethics in the Modern World. September 1st through November 17th, 2016       The members of the [continue reading…]