Nov 172017
 

Upaya Sangha of Tucson Study Group
Altered Traits:  Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your  Mind, Brain & Body
January 11, 2018 through April 26, 2018

Over this eight-session course, we will discuss authors Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson’s new book, Altered Traits:  Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your  Mind, Brain & Body. You will be completing a study guide prior to our discussions, the 2nd  & 4th Thursdays, January – April; 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Goleman and Davidson, both practitioners, write from the point of view of contemplative science as well as from their own experiences.  They include a generous selection of anecdotes. The authors write that We aim to shift the conversation with a radical reinterpretation of what the actual benefits of meditation are – and are not – and what the true aim of practice has always been.

Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak will be participating in our discussions, providing us with clarifications as needed, and likely too, sharing stories of his own experiences in a long career in neuro and contemplative science.

REQUIREMENTS:  A computer with an email address or a cooperative friend with same.

FEE:  $12.00 (at cost) in addition to the book, in multiple formats online, with five hard copies in the Pima Co. Library system.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

TO REGISTER: Mail a $12.00 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:  December 27, 2017

WHEN:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Beginning on Thursday, January 11st, the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of January, February, March, & April

LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center;  1231 E. Edison  Tucson, AZ.  The Center is one block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.

CONTACT: Christine Johnson;  christine-johnson@cox.net;  520-207-8718

PARKING:  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.

Nov 142017
 

For those joining us this Saturday, November 18th 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 offer a dharma talk entitled, “Awakening, Teachings, and the Path of Practice.

 

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.

Nov 012017
 

For those joining us this Saturday, November 4th, 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 offer a dharma talk entitled, “The Significance of Sangha: Attachment, Ostriches, and Friends Along the Path.

 

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.