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Insight Practice in Difficult Times a non-residential retreat

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

"All religions and Spiritual traditions begin with the cry "Help!'"
                                                          ~ William James

Over the last year, we have seen a palpable increase in anger, confusion, and anxiety within our Sangha and larger community. Indeed, for many of us, the current environment of divisiveness, rancor, fear, and inequity might feel unprecedented. Yet, for nearly 26 centuries the teachings of the Buddha have helped countless souls navigate the ills of their times with more wisdom and ease.

In this two day non-residential retreat, we will explore the suffering of our reactivity, and discover in the Buddha's teaching other ways of responding. Specifically, the cultivation of wholesome attitudes and states of mind which are rooted in the clear-seeing of mindfulness. Practicing with others in difficult times provides fertile ground for insight, camaraderie, and the discovery of collective wisdom. The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, contemplative inquiry, and Q&A.

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

Friday, Mar 9, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, Mar 10, 9:30-5:00
Sunday, Mar 11, 9:30-4:00

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:  $45 for the weekend, $5 for Friday only
            at the door $55 and $7 for Friday only
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

DANA: The cost covers TCMC expenses only. The teachings of the Buddha are a priceless gift which are offered freely. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. We invite you to consider dana, generosity, as part of our practice together, and to give what you can to support this dharma service. A bowl will be made available for offering dana for the teachers at the end of the retreat.

TO REGISTER: Please complete the online registration CLICK HERE
(This will direct you to the TCMC online registration form where you will be offered the option of paying the retreat fee through a secured TCMC paypal account or mail in a check.)

CONTACT: or 520-477-1897

TEACHERS:  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.  

David Bornstein, MSW began meditating in 1997 and has worked with many sought-after western Buddhist meditation teachers including Larry Rosenberg, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Anna Douglas. His time in intensive meditation retreat totals nearly six months, and in May 2016 he graduated from Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s two-year Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program created by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He teaches for Insight Meditation Tucson.