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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.

Dec 222020

Upaya Sangha of Tucson Winter-Spring 2021 Study Group
The Island:  An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana

Ajahn Pasanno & Ajahn Amaro
January through April, 2021

In this eight-week course, we will study selected chapters from The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana with commentary on the text offered by Ajahn Amaro in 2017. We will meet on Zoom, January through April on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

In addition to the Pali Canon, the authors draw on the words of contemporary adepts, verses from classical literature, and texts of
Northern Buddhism, making the Buddha’s instructions on liberation accessible to careful readers.

Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Pasanno’s lucid and evocative commentaries are characterized by Ajahn Sumedho as “…pointing to nibbana, pointing out that nibbana is a reality that each one of us can know for ourselves – once we recognize non-attachment, once we realize the reality of non-grasping.”

This course will engage those of you who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of the dharma. Prior to our meetings, following on your having completed the reading, you will then listen to Ajahn Amaro’s commentary and complete a study guide addressing points both from The Island and the commentary.

Audio of the lectures will be provided to you on a disc or you may listen to the lectures online.

REQUIREMENTS:  A copy of The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana; a computer and email address or a cooperative friend with same.

TO REGISTER: Mail a $25.00 check, made payable to TCMC, to Christine Johnson at 3900 N Sabino Canyon Rd., #3513, Tucson, AZ 85750-2137.

Include, in addition to your name, your postal address, email address & telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  January 1, 2021

WHEN:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of: Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., 2021.

REQUESTED DONATION: $25.00 which is to be offered to TCMC to offset ongoing operating expenses. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

CONTACT: Christine Johnson;  johnson-manz@comcast.net;  520-207-8718

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…]