Apr 032014


We meet at 10:00 am each Saturday on Zoom, until it is again safe to meet in person. We invite you, your family, and loved ones to visit our practice. To be added to the meeting notification list for Zoom link information, please send us a message through the Contact Us page.

Apr 022014


Upaya of Tucson was created to benefit the entire community, regardless of one’s spiritual belief or religious practice.

Nov 182021

Upaya Sangha of Tucson Winter-Spring 2022 Study Group
“Awareness” in Three Dharma Traditions

January through May, 2022

From the early Buddhist teachings, on through later commentarial traditions, and into the present, what liberating awareness is and is not, is pointed out through a multiplicity of means. We will discuss “awareness” as taught by multiple practitioners representing three dharma lineages: Zen; Mahamudra; Theravada.

You will be completing a study guide in advance of each meeting. The talks will be provided to you in three formats: audio-video (via web links); audio (via web links); print (delivered by postal mail). Zen: Roshi Joan Halifax, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, Professor Steven Heine, Sensei Al Kaszniak. Mahamudra: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Theravadin: Bhikkhu Analayo, Ajahn Amaro.

LOCATION: Whether we will meet at TCMC, masked with amplification, or meet via Zoom, is still undecided. If one of those venues is a deal breaker for you, please note this with your registration. If the unwanted venue is the one we choose, your check will be returned, with our regrets.

WHEN: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Beginning on Thursday, January 13th, meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of January through May.

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

FEE: $30.00 (the cost of materials, postage, and possible TCMC space use contribution). No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

TO REGISTER: Mail a $30.00 check, made payable to Upaya Sangha, to Christine Johnson at 3900 N Sabino Canyon Rd., #3513, Tucson, AZ 85750-2137. With your check, include 1) your postal address 2) email address 3) telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, December 27, 2o21

Jun 102020

Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak, Ph.D. Upaya Sangha of Tucson   In a June 2nd, 2020 online posting by Lion’s Roar magazine, Zen teacher and author, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel offered the following words. (From:  https://www.lionsroar.com/darkness-is-asking-to-be-loved/ )   DARKNESS IS ASKING TO BE LOVED   “By now we have lost the tiny sense of peace we created [continue reading…]

Mar 162020

Dear Sangha Friends: We have put our First and Third Saturday morning sangha meetings on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Saturday meetings will now occur online, via Zoom videoconferencing. We will also similarly offer online meditation and open discussion, on Second and Fourth Saturdays. If you are already on our [continue reading…]