Upaya Sangha of TucsonStudy Group
A Son (Zen) Retreat: “What is This?”
Is there something beyond or behind what we experience through our sense faculties? Is there something to be known that is other than what is seen, heard, sensed and cognized? Over the course of eight meetings, we’ll discuss Stephen Batchelor’s evocative presentations on the nature of emptiness. The conversations will be framed in the context of what is to be known, what is to be abandoned, what is to be realized, and what is to be practiced.
This course will engage those of you who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of the Buddhadharma. Prior to our meetings, you will listen to the recorded sessions and work through a study guide.
Audio of the lectures will be provided to you on a disc.
REQUIREMENTS: A computer and email address or a cooperative friend with same.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of:
Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., 2017
LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center; 1231 E. Edison Tucson, AZ
DIRECTIONS: One block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.
|To Register: Mail a $18.00 check, made payable to Upaya Sangha, to Christine Johnson at 4145 N. Stone Ave., #102; Tucson, AZ 85705-8807.
Include, in addition to your name, your postal address, email address & telephone number.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: August 21, 2017
|FEE: $18.00 (the cost of materials and TCMC space use contribution). No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.||CONTACT: Christine Johnson
It is 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. Thank you!
For those joining us this Saturday, July 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 entitled, “May I Respectfully Remind you…Reflections on the Night Chant.”
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.