TCMC is offering two new practitioner-oriented interactive support groups: one for cancer support, the other for grief support.

  • SARANA Cancer Support is open to anyone dealing with, or affected by, cancer, at any time, for any reason. Dealing with a life-threatening illness, especially cancer, is a physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually complex, traumatic situation. Everyone involved needs support, but it's not always easy to find. especially in a spiritually supportive environment. It can be helpful being with people who "get it," people with whom no one needs to explain anything. And hearing the differing perspectives of those in the room can be eye-opening. Sarana will meet on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, just after the Sitting Together program. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. Sarana is a Pali word for "refuge" or "shelter."
     

  • SANTIKARA Grief Support is open to anyone dealing with grief and loss of any kind, whether current or from time past. Santikara will meet every first Sunday of the month for 90 minutes, from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. "Santikara" means "soothing" in Pali.

 

Neither of these groups will have an agenda, except what each person brings to the group. We'll have basic guidelines, which we'll review at the beginning of each meeting, and a facilitator to keep things on track, but that is the extent of any formal structure.

Facilitator contact information:
Steve Ross, MA, LMFT (CA): (520) 825-2009 or
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Sen Talley: 520.989.3347 or
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Due to the coronavirus this class will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software.

Please go here for instructions for joining a Zoom class

Please consider donating here to help TCMC pay our mortgage and utilities during this time.

The Zoom meeting link is in the flier below.

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Back Yard

About Chuong Tran:
 For 20 years I was a student of meditation in my home country, Viet-Nam, where I practiced the Mahayana form.  This was interrupted when I moved to the United States in 1991, which led to a state of depression.  Fortunately, I found my way to Mary McWhorther’s garage which was the first TCMC sangha.  I have been practicing Vipassana meditation ever since.  In 1999, I helped Mary run monthly workshops for beginners. In 2000, I lead some TCMC classes, and in 2001, I started the weekly Wednesday night Metta (Lovingkindness) class.   Shinzen Young is my main teacher.  My spiritual life has also been influenced by Eric Kolvig, Thich Nhat Hanh, Steven Smith and Sharon Salzberg.  This led to positive approach to my own practice and mentoring.

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Back Yard

Lovingkindness and Mindfulness 6:30-7:30 PM

 


"Like a spring that flows naturally in the wilderness, True Love streams forth from the unfixated mind and body. "

 The three skill sets which help us to experience this Present moment are : "Concentration – Clarity – Equanimity ".

Each month, we will work with a different sense gate or a combination of sense gates, in motion or stillness with variety of techniques to enrich our daily life practice.

The class consists of guided meditations, and discussion.

 This approach to meditation is based on " The Five Ways " of Shinzen Young, which encourages the practice of creativity and Love.

 All are welcome .

 



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Developing Tranquility, Insight and Happiness Through Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life   - taught by Dharma Treasure Teacher Nick Van Kleeck

Due to the coronavirus this class will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software.

Please go here for instructions for joining a Zoom class

Please consider donating here to help TCMC pay our mortgage and utilities during this time.

The Zoom meeting invitation is below.

If you are having issues getting signed in, call or text Nick at (520) 977-1798 and I'll do my best to help you figure it out.

Thursday night class and Friday morning 6:45 AM silent sit
Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:30 PM Arizona
        Every week on Thu, until Dec 31, 2020, 39 occurrence(s)
       
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In this class you will learn meditation techniques to unify the mind and improve your mindfulness. You will also learn a great deal about the mental patterns that cause you dissatisfaction and distress and strategies to increase mindfulness in your daily life. This leads to more ease and happiness and ultimately creates insights into the true nature of reality.

Each class will consist of a 30 to 40 minute guided meditation, a short talk about meditation or mindfulness, and an opportunity for questions and discussion. Advanced registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

When: Thursday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Fee: $3-5 (sliding scale based on your financial situation)  - No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Nick Van Kleeck:  has practiced meditation since 1987, first in the Zen tradition with Robert Aitken and John Tarrant, and later with Vipassana teachers including Gil Fronsdahl.  His related interests include inquiry as practiced in the Diamond Approach and Somatic Experiencing as taught by Peter Levine and Steve Hoskinson. He has been studying with Upsaka Culadasa since 2010.