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Things Should be Different Daylong

  • Tucson Community Meditation Center 1231 East Edison Street Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)

Things Should Be Different Than They Are.

True or False?

a day of contemplative inquiry

How often do we not like what is happening? The traffic is heavy and we are in a hurry. Our bodies cannot do what they use to. Someone we love dies. In an attempt to relieve our suffering we are constantly trying to fix what we do not like, but the Buddha offers another possibility. In the Second Noble Truth we are invited to look more deeply, to investigate the underlying cause of suffering, attachment. During this day of practice you will have an opportunity to explore your attachment to the view that things should be different than they are. We will investigate using an embodied mindfulness practice and an inquiry process inspired by Byron Katie. By slowing down and directly experiencing how the belief operates in the mind and body, we can discern for ourselves what brings suffering and where true peace lies. From this place we can engage in the world with more wisdom and compassion.

The day will consist of silent sitting and walking meditation, Contemplative Inquiry, a Dharma talk and Q&A.

Please bring your lunch and snacks to share if you like. A refrigerator and microwave will be available for you.

LOCATION:  tucson Community Meditation Center,  1231 E. Edison Tucson, AZ

DIRECTIONS: one block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.

PARKING GUIDELINES:  It is important to the future of TCMC to observe mindful parking by not parking on the same block as the Center and by leaving an empty parking space in front of the homes on the neighboring blocks. Please reserve TCMC driveway parking for people who cannot walk far. Thank you!

COST:  $20 for TCMC plus donation for the teacher                                                                             * no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

TO REGISTER: Please complete the online registration HERE.

CONTACT: or 520-477-1897

TEACHER:  Terry Magee has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1995, studying with Anna Douglas, Carol Wilson, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and other Insight Meditation teachers. Since 2006, she has been teaching as a Community Dharma Leader under the mentorship of Anna Douglas, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of Insight Meditation Tucson. For over 10 years, Terry has been practicing and facilitating Contemplative Inquiry. She offers a weekly Thursday night meditation sitting group and co-leads a monthly daylong for Insight Meditation Tucson.  

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