Nov 122019

Dear friends,


For those joining us this Saturday, November 16th, for our third Saturday of the month Upaya Sangha of Tucson meeting, we will meet from 10:00 am to 11:45 am, and our meeting will include brief sutra chanting, sitting meditation (Zazen), participant check-in, announcements, and a brief tea break. After this, Sensei Al will offer a dharma talk on “What does it Mean to Live by Vow?.


Following our sangha meeting, there will be a brief break for set-up, and at 12:30 pm, we will be holding this year’s Jukai ceremony, conveying the precepts to Mike Carson and Lawrence Armstrong. All of our sangha community are invited to attend. The ceremony will be beautiful, and marks Mike and Lawrence formally becoming Zen Buddhists in our tradition. There will be a luncheon immediately following the ceremony.


If this is your first time to join us, we meet at Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC), 1231 E. Edison St., one block south of Grant, just west of Mountain, on the north side of the street. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. There are plenty of zafus (meditation cushions) and chairs.


Parking reminder: It’s 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.


Please help us to accommodate our members who are chemically sensitive to fragrances or other scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume, aftershave, or similar products.

Also, please don’t forget to regularly check the Community Page of our Sangha Website (see below) for new announcements.