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.

May 112022

Upaya Sangha of Tucson is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a four-session study group, focusing on reading and discussion of David Chernikoff’s new book, Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age (2021, Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications). The study group will meet from 10:00 – 11:30 am on Wednesdays, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29. Meetings will be facilitated by Sensei Al Genkai Kaszniak, Ph.D. and Mary Ellen Beaurain, MSW.

The book is available from Shambhala Publications https://www.shambhala.com/authors/af/david-chernikoff.html, Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Life-Part-Two-AwakeningPurpose/dp/1611808618, other book sellers, or by request from your local library.

In order to participate in the study group meetings, please register by sending an email to tucsonupayasangha@gmail.com, with “Life, Part Two” in the subject line. There is no registration fee. Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link for the meetings, as well as a study guide, reading schedule, and discussion questions.

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…]