Sky Island Zen Saturday morning meditations and Tuesday evening dharma book class are suspended until we know it is again safe for us to gather. Until then, please hunker down and take good care of yourselves and others.

Saturday morning meditation

 8:15 at the Little Chapel of all Nations on the U of A campus.

Door opens at 8AM.

1401 E 1st St, 8571 on the NE corner at Highland Av. Dedicated, free parking on site. Please text your license plate number to the provided number on signs.

Suggested dana $5



Dharma book study group

Tues nights (due to holidays, we will  not meet on Dec 24 or 31. We will be back on Jan 7)

5:30 door opens, 5:45 sit, 6:10 dharma book discussion. Join us anytime.

7500 N Calle Sin Envida, Brookdale Community Center, La Rosa Assisted Living Building

Suggested dana $5

From main entrance take first right past nurses station. Go to the end of the hall. Make a right at the grandfather clock. Continue past a second nurses station, enter first door on left into meeting room.


Sky Island Zen is in the lineage of  Everyday Zen, founded by Zoketsu Norman Fischer. We are in the Soto Zen lineage through San Francisco Zen Center and  back to Dogen Zenji. Our guiding teacher is Hoka Chris Fortin, founding priest is Shozan Mary Koopman,  and Head of Doan Ryo is Dai Marie Olson.

We meet regularly on Saturday mornings at 8:15 AM for zazen and service  (opens at 8:00), and on Tuesday  evening, we start s  at 5:45 for meditation and a dharma dialogue. Click here for a full schedule and directions.


The mission of Sky Island Zen is to offer a place to practice together, whether you are a first time or long-term practitioner. We offer weekly meditations, service and a book study class. All are welcome.

Email us at or find us on Facebook here.

Mailing address:

2561 W Ruthann Dr., Tucson, AZ 85713.

We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization