For those joining us this Saturday, September 16th, 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, since Sensei Al will be away, Linda Drake has graciously agreed to lead, playing a dharma talk by Cheri Maples entitled “On the Path to Spiritual Maturity,” and facilitating discussion. Cheri Maples, recently deceased, was a former police captain, a social worker, lawyer, community activist, and dharma teacher. A longtime student of Thich Nhat Hanh, she was ordained to teach in 2008. She served on the faculty of the chaplaincy program at Upaya Zen Center, where this talk was recorded.
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.