The Community page is where sangha members can post self-organizing sangha participant activities such as hikes, picnics, outings, etc.  These activities are not initiated nor officially sponsored by Upaya Sangha of Tucson LLC.

If you would like to post an event, please send an email to Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak with the title, event description, date of the event, where to meet, how to contact you, etc.


Bill Thompson’s Art & Poetry

Click here to see Bill Thompson’s art and read his poetry.


New Announcements:



Lama Thupten Rinpoche Officiating

The Practice of Dispelling Obstacles and Bestowing Blessings

First session begins on August 31st, 2017 at 7 PM in the evening

On September 1, 2, 3, 2017 there are four two hour sessions per day

Daily schedule:

Morning: 7:00 – 9:00 am, Taoist and Tibetan Yoga’s, Meditation, and Qigong Practices

Mid Morning: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Visualization, Recitation, Meditation; Practice of Guru Rinpoche

Afternoon: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Visualization, Recitation, Meditation: Practice of Guru Rinpoche

Evening: 7:30 – 8:30 pm, The Practice of Giving and Taking, The development of Loving-Kindness and Compassion (Tonglen), Shi-ney, (Calm Abiding). Lha-thong, (Direct Insight), Walking Meditation

Evening of September 3 only, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fire Puja and Food Offering Celebration for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Cost is $565 per participant for double occupancy at Kenyon Ranch which includes vegetarian meals prepared on site, snacks, tea, 4 nights lodging (August 31st – September 3) and all meditations/workshops. Departure on September 4, 2017.

For daily (non-resident) visitors the cost for the complete package of meditations without lodging or meals is $350. Cost for a meal is $10 extra per meal.

For more information or to make a reservation please email



We offer compensation for your participation and there is free parking outside the lab. If interested, please contact us at (520)-621-5721 or

Hi Dharma friends, the information above is about a study on meditation and cognition being done at the UA with subjects who meditate and are 50 years old or more. They’ll require two visits to the lab, and there is a small stipend ($25) to sweeten the pot, but just the fact they they’re doing this was motivation enough for me. Please pass it on if you know others who’d like to participate.

Wishing you well,


Steve Ross, M.A., L.M.F.T.(CA)
Mindful Counseling & Consulting
(520) 825-2009


October Bhutan Retreat-Pilgrimage  <>

Though many of our sangha community know of the upcoming 2017 Bhutan retreat, themed: “Nurturing Bodhichitta in Times of Challenge”, the following link is to the actual itinerary.


The 2nd link is a 6-minute video collage, sharing the visual delight of October 2016 Retreat Week and Pilgrimage.


Buddha Journey in India

15 days, 14 nights tour

March 5th to 20th, 2017 (other flexible dates also available)

$2,350 USD per person (based on double occupancy). Individual, small or large groups welcome.

Contact Bradley Stroup: Phone 520-345-7696; email:



Interested in More Regular Longer Sitting Opportunities?

If you are interested in more regular longer (e.g., half-day or full-day) meditation opportunities, and have the space to host a sitting session in your home, please contact Val Mustain <>