Mar 012016

For those joining us this Saturday, March 5th for our 1st 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, participant check-in, announcements, sitting meditation (Zazen), and a brief tea break. After this, since Sensei Al will still be teaching at Naropa University in Boulder, Joe Montani be giving a dharma talk on “Bodhisattva Job-Insecurity? — How Do We Keep From Going ‘POOF!’ “? As Joe notes, it will concern how it is (I mean, …how IS it?) that we, as Bodhisattvas, in our practice do not simply go the way of the Arahat (or Pratyekabuddha), and “fall into Nirvana”, incidentally, accidentally, thus effectively removing ourselves from the scene where beings can be saved (freed). Joe will site some gleanings from basic Buddhist literature, raise the “concern” about the risk of the Bodhisattva “going bad”, or leaking-away, and bring in some reassuring bits from the Prajnaparamita literature.

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.