May 132019

Dear friends,


For those joining us this Saturday, May 18th, for our third Saturday of the month Upaya Sangha of Tucson meeting, we will meet from 10:00 am to noon, and our meeting will include brief sutra chanting, sitting meditation (Zazen), participant check-in, announcements, and a brief tea break. After this, since Sensei Al is away, Steph and Mary Ellen will read a talk given by Sensei Susan Moon, writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradItion, titled “What are the Buddhist precepts?” Steph and Mary Ellen received the precepts in the 2018 Jukai cohort within our sangha.


Please also note that Sensei Al will be returning next week and offering an extra sangha meeting on Saturday, May 25, giving a dharma talk on “Resilience in Facing the Full Catastrophe”


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 this Sangha Website for new announcements.