Rohatsu All Day Sit   December 8

Sky Island Zen will be closed  December 14-18th

We are moving!

Our last sit on 4th St will the Rohatusu all day Dec 8, and last class will be Tues Dec 11.

On Dec 22, 8:15-9:45, we will to begin to hold our Saturday sit at The 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 8.

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



Class will be on Monday night, starting again Jan 7

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

1601 N Tucson Blvd, #20


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 8.30 AM for zazen and service (gate opens at 8:00), and on Tuesday evenings  at 5:45 for meditation and a dharma dialogue (gate opens at 5:30). Click here for a full schedule and directions.

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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