We hope these links to other meditation organizations will be helpful in your practice.

Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC) provides instruction in mindfulness meditation, a place to practice, library resources, opportunities to learn from visiting meditation teachers, and opportunities to participate in extended meditation retreats. Upaya Sangha of Tucson utilizes the meditation space of TCMC for our Saturday morning meetings, and collaborates with TCMC on various projects and the sponsorship of guest teachers.

Upaya Zen Center is the parent center of which Upaya Sangha of Tucson is an affiliate.  Upaya Zen Center is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and offers daily Zen meditation, weekly dharma talks, programs and retreats on Buddhist teachings, art, neuroscience, and social engagement. Upaya Zen Center also offers professional training for end-of-life-care and Buddhist chaplaincy. The founding abbot, Roshi Joan Halifax, is the teacher of Upaya Sangha of Tucson’s teacher and spiritual director, Sensei Al Kaszniak.

The Zen Peacemakers Order is a virtual organization with a small board, advisory board and staff organized around Roshi Bernie Glassman (Roshi Joan Halifax’ teacher) for supporting the vision and inspiration for Socially Engaged Buddhism throughout the world.

The Lay Zen Teachers Association is a peer support and educational organization specifically for lay zen teachers: those who have been formally entrusted to teach in their respective Zen lineages and who have chosen to teach not as priests but as lay people.

The White Plum Asanga is an affinity group of Zen teachers that was established by Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995), one of the great pioneers of modern Zen, who opened up a unique tradition of Buddhist practice to a worldwide movement. It functions to provide peer support, continuing education, and to further of the vision of Zen established by Maezumi Roshi.