Jul 262017
 
Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor

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Upaya Sangha of Tucson
Study Group

A Son (Zen) Retreat:  “What is This?”
Stephen Batchelor

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.

WHEN:
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
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!
Jul 292015
 

Upaya Sangha is offering an eight-session course, beginning this September, during which we will discuss the March, 2015 presentations by Stephen Batchelor & Roshi Joan Halifax, hosted by the Upaya Zen Center. The program is titled Being Completely Human: A Retreat on Secular Buddhism and Beyond. You can find the audio at: https://www.upaya.org/2015/04/being-completely-human-series-all-12-parts/

We will meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays mornings of September through December, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC).

Batchelor’s presentation on the Four Noble Tasks (aka Four Noble Truths) coupled with Roshi Halifax’s evocative commentary on the Four Great Vows, frame their discussions with each other and with the participants. Conversation roves wonderfully into ancient and contemporary issues to include: the upaya of vow; dogma; ritual; the ethic of risk; awareness and non-reactivity; the accomplishment of stream-entry; the near enemies to compassion, equanimity, benevolence, and sympathetic joy; secular Buddhism vis a vis Zen Buddhism.

The 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 Retreat on Secular Buddhism will be provided to you on a disc.

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

WHEN:
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of:
Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., 2015

LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center; 1231 E. Edison, Tucson, AZ

TO REGISTER: Mail a $15.00 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 25, 2015

Any questions? email or call Christine Johnson at christine-johnson@cox.net or 520-207-8718

Jun 032015
 

SUNDAY, JULY 19 – DAY LONG WORKSHOP ON EQUANIMITY – Cultivating Balance in Our Lives

LOCATION:

SHERATON HOTEL 5151 E. GRANT ROAD TUCSON, AZ 85712 (NEXT TO TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER) 10:00 AM-4:30 PM. SLIDING SCALE: $50- $75 (NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS). ORGANIZER: ARIZONA MEDITATION RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP (AMRIG) CONTACT: ALICE BURMEISTER ALICEJSJ@GMAIL.COM – Phone: 480- 688- 4363

REGISTRATION:

To Register Online and for CEUs information: Go to AMRIG.org. To Register by Mail: Please make check payable to AMRIG and mail to Alice Burmeister P.O. Box 15091 Phoenix, AZ 85060.

 

“Equanimity is the ability to support compassion and its roots in wisdom” – Sharon Salzberg

This full day workshop will help ground the practice of equanimity, which can be experienced as a spacious relationship with impermanence. Through discourse, guided meditations, and Q&A sessions, Sharon will explore the fundamental nature of equanimity. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators alike. Approved for 6 CEU hours by the University of Arizona Department of Psychology.

Sharon Salzberg is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest books is Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is the author of several books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Love Your Enemies, Faith: Trust in Your Own Deepest Experience, and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. For further information about Sharon, please visit: www.SharonSalzberg.com

 

Dec 222014
 

The Upaya Sangha is pleased to offer a discussion group beginning on Wednesday, February 11th. We will study a series of recorded lectures titled “Revealing Nagarjuna” that was offered by John Dunne at Upaya Zen Center in July of 2013.

We will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for eight sessions over 16 weeks. The course will engage those of you who have a solid grasp of the fundamental teachings of the Buddha. In this recorded series of lectures, John Dunne articulates the yogin and scholar Nagarjuna’s philosophy which elucidates the nature of emptiness. Dunne approaches Nagarjuna’s reasoning in the context of contemporary Buddhist practice claiming that such reasoning offers one a tool to open one’s mind to seeing things “as they truly are” in “order to end suffering”. Dunne speaks to: interdependence and compassion; experiencing emptiness in one’s practice; the nature of not-knowing, non-thought and luminosity.

For a course overview see: http://www.upaya.org/2013/07/john-dunne-07-18-2013-revealing-nagarjuna-part-1/

For John’s detailed bio see: http://www.johnddunne.net

Prior to each meeting, you will listen to Dunne’s lecture and work through a study guide. Audio of the lecture series, including suggested reading for reference, will be provided to you on a disc.

If you would like more information on the course content or have a question, please email christine-johnson@cox.net or call her at 520-207-8718.

Requirements: A computer and email address or a cooperative friend with same
Meeting time: 10:00 AM to 11:30AM
Meeting dates: The eight Wednesdays of:
February 11th April 8th
February 25th April 22nd
March 11th May 13th
March 25th May 27th
Location: Tucson Community Meditation Center, Back Room
Fee: $15.00 at cost (TCMC use fee, disc and mailing)
Registration Deadline: January 13th, 2015

To register, please make your check payable to “Upaya Sangha of Tucson” and mail your check, along with your postal address, email address and telephone number to Christine Johnson, 4145 N. Stone Ave., #102, Tucson, AZ 85705

Aug 092014
 

The Upaya Sangha of Tucson is pleased to offer a discussion group beginning on Wednesday, September 3rd, on a series of recorded lectures by Stephen Batchelor, offered at a “Secular Buddhist Retreat,” July of 2013, at Gaia House, Devon England.

This discussion group will meet the first and third Wednesdays, in seven sessions over fourteen weeks, beginning September 3rd. Continue reading »