Nov 182021

Upaya Sangha of Tucson Winter-Spring 2022 Study Group
“Awareness” in Three Dharma Traditions

January through May, 2022

From the early Buddhist teachings, on through later commentarial traditions, and into the present, what liberating awareness is and is not, is pointed out through a multiplicity of means. We will discuss “awareness” as taught by multiple practitioners representing three dharma lineages: Zen; Mahamudra; Theravada.

You will be completing a study guide in advance of each meeting. The talks will be provided to you in three formats: audio-video (via web links); audio (via web links); print (delivered by postal mail). Zen: Roshi Joan Halifax, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, Professor Steven Heine, Sensei Al Kaszniak. Mahamudra: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Theravadin: Bhikkhu Analayo, Ajahn Amaro.

LOCATION: Whether we will meet at TCMC, masked with amplification, or meet via Zoom, is still undecided. If one of those venues is a deal breaker for you, please note this with your registration. If the unwanted venue is the one we choose, your check will be returned, with our regrets.

WHEN: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Beginning on Thursday, January 13th, meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of January through May.

REQUIREMENTS: A computer with an internet connection and an email address or a  cooperative friend with same.

FEE: $30.00 (the cost of materials, postage, and possible TCMC space use contribution). No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

TO REGISTER: Mail a $30.00 check, made payable to Upaya Sangha, to Christine Johnson at 3900 N Sabino Canyon Rd., #3513, Tucson, AZ 85750-2137. With your check, include 1) your postal address 2) email address 3) telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, December 27, 2o21