Oct 312016
 

For those joining us this Saturday, November 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, sitting meditation (Zazen), participant check-in, announcements, and a brief tea break. After this, Sensei Al will give a dharma talk on “Mindfulness in Panorama: The Past and Future in this Very Moment.”

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.

Also, please don’t forget to regularly check the Community Page of this Sangha Website for new announcements.

Thanks.

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
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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 talk on “Interdependence and the Sensual World: Toward a Transpersonal Ecology”

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.

Also, please don’t forget to regularly check the Community Page of this Sangha Website for new announcements.

Thanks.