Dec 312019
 

Dear friends,

 

For those joining us this Saturday, January 4th, for our first 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 on “Time Passing – Time Being.

 

If this is your first time to join us, we will 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.

 

Please Also Note: If you are available at 1:00 pm, after our sangha meeting, Blake and other TCMC folks could use help in moving chairs, cushions, etc. into a truck, to unload at the new TCMC location on Howard Street.

 

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.

Dec 172019
 

Dear friends,

 

For those joining us this Saturday, December 21st, for our third 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 on “A Tender Heart.

 

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 our Sangha Website (see below) for new announcements.

 

Thanks.

Dec 132019
 

Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor

Upaya Sangha of Tucson

Winter-Spring, 2020 Study Group

After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a secular age
      by Stephen Batchelor

In his forward to After Buddhism, Batchelor states that this is his attempt to “…articulate the dharma in a contemporary language stripped of the metaphysical and cosmological views of ancient India.  It is likewise [a] continuous attempt to divest the dharma of the trappings of dogma and priestly authority that continue to characterize the Buddhist religion….a part of a wider movement towards an unashamedly secular vision of what the Buddha taught.”

Over this ten-week Winter-Spring study group, we will be relying on After Buddhism: a workbook by Winton Higgins to give structure to our discussion of Batchelor’s After Buddhism.

The workbook is available from the publisher in multiple formats at: https://www.tuwhiri.nz/store.  Or on confirming availability, you my purchase with your registration, one of five hard copies for $10.00.


REQUIREMENTS: Copies of After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a  secular age and After Buddhism: a workbook

FEE: $12.00 (the cost of TCMC’s space use contribution).  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 3900 N Sabino Canyon., #3513; Tucson, AZ 85750. Include, in addition to your name, your email address & telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 2, 2020

WHEN: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Beginning on Thursday, September 5th, the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May 2020.

LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center; 1147 N. Howard Blvd; North of Speedway; East of Country Club

CONTACT: Christine Johnson; christine-johnson@cox.net ; 520-207-8718 (no text), 520-245-0296 (voice/no text).

Dec 032019
 

Dear friends,

 

For those joining us this Saturday, December 7th, for our first 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 on “Dogen’s Four Methods of Guidance for Bodhisattvas.

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.