Saturday mornings (later starts at 9:00 on July 14th, so gate opens at 8:30)
8:00 Gate opens
8:30 First meditation period begins
8:55 Walking meditation (kinhin)
9:05 Second sitting period begins
9:30 Soto Zen Service (bows and chanting)
Service is optional. We will hand out copies of the chants. The service is simple and if you are new, you can just follow along.
Tuesday Evenings Dharma Dialog Book Class
5:30 Gate opens
6:15 Class – dharma book study
This is an informal meeting. We drink tea and nibble goodies whilst exploring the text by reading and discussion. All are welcome – those established in or new to Buddhist practice or don’t identify at Buddhist but are interested. The discussion is deepened by beginners mind! We usually end by 7:30. Since we study and talk about what we read each time, you can join us at any time.
We are now reading Living by Vow by Shohaku Okumura. Please bring the book if you have it, but if not we share!
Sky Island Zen is located at 4002 E 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. The house is on the southeast corner at Longfellow. Please enter via Longfellow side of the property. There is a gate in the metal fence (see left photo). The closest main cross streets are Alvernon Way and 5th Street. Please click here for a map.
We are in a residential neighborhood. There is plenty of parking in front of the house, along Longfellow, and around the large park across the street. We request that you NOT park in front of any of our neighbors’ houses.