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

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.


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