Sesshin March 12-17

No Saturday morning meditation March 16

No Monday class March 11


March sesshin retreat has an opening. If interested, see retreat tab.

Saturday mornings 

Starting at 8:15 AM we are now sitting at Little Chapel of all Nations, on the U of A campus. (The start time is 15 minutes earlier to accommodate the next group the starts at 10.) Door opens at 8AM.

1401 E 1st St, 8571 on the NE corner at Highland Av. Dedicated, free parking on site.



Dharma book study group

Changed to Monday nights, starting again Jan 14th

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

1601 N Tucson Blvd #20, in the medical complex on the SW corner of Elm and Tucson Blvd


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, our founding priest is Shozan Mary Koopman,  and our Head of Doan Ryo is Dai Marie Olson.

We meet regularly on Saturday mornings at 8:15 AM for zazen and service (gate opens at 8:00), and on Monday  evenings  at 5:45 for meditation and a dharma dialogue (door opens at 5:30). 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.

Sky Island Zen is located at 4002 E 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.

We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization