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Daylong: For the Benefit of All - The Truth of Interbeing

For the Benefit of All - The Truth of Interbeing

Yes, it is true that the path of Buddhist practice is one of individual liberation. And there is a deeper truth that when we are less encumbered by the forces of greed, ill-will, and reactivity, others naturally—inevitably—feel the shift. The path of Buddhist practice is for the liberation of all beings form suffering.

During this day of Insight Meditation, we will have to rare opportunity to practice in the stunning beauty of the Tucson mountains. Being in nature lends itself to feeling more connected to the earth, it’s creatures, and each other.

I support you; you support me. I am here to offer you peace; you are here to bring me joy.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Led by Insight Meditation of Tucson teacher David Bornstein, the day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma teachings, and Q&A.

Cost: Donation to the teacher offered at the end of the daylong.

Contact: David at or call 520-477-1897.

The daylong will be at the home of sangha-member Peter Axelrod



  • Please bring your own seating, be it a chair or meditation cushion or bench. There may space for meditators to use both, depending on how many people participate, but please be prepared by bringing whatever will be most comfortable for you. We will have a few chairs for those who are unable to bring their own.

  • Walking meditation will take place on gravel or on desert trails near Peter’s house, so please plan for walking in the desert. We recommend comfortable close-toed walking shoes (you shouldn’t need hiking shoes/boots, but are welcome to bring them). You may wish to bring a wrap and a warm jacket. Please consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

  • As always, please bring your lunch. There will be a cooler, but no microwave.

  • Drinking water, tea, and hot water will be provided. Please bring your own vessel(s) for drinking (i.e. water bottle, thermos).

  • Please avoid scents, even natural scents can be a challenge for people with sensitivities.


From the SOUTH (Ajo and I-19)

  • Head west on Ajo from I-19 to La Cholla.

  • Make a right on La Cholla (north) and head past Archer Neighborhood Ctr. & La Cholla H.S.

  • Make a left onto 22nd St. and go to the first stoplight.

  • Make a right (north) at the light onto Greasewood Rd.

  • Head north, past several lights to where Greasewood dead ends at Ironwood Hills Rd. 

  • Turn left on Ironwood Hills until it dead ends at Camino de Oeste and make a right.  

  • Follow Camino de Oeste for 0.9 miles to Lazy C Drive and make a left.  

  • See below for rest of directions.

From CENTRAL Tucson (Grant Rd and I-10)

  • Drive west on Grant, which becomes Ironwood Hills Road at the Silverbell intersection.  

  • Follow Ironwood Hills until it dead ends at Camino de Oeste and make a right.  

  • Follow Camino de Oeste for 0.9 miles to Lazy C Drive and make a left.  

  • See below for rest of directions.

From the NORTHWEST (Ruthrauf and I-10)

  • Head west on Ruthrauf from I-10 and continue to the first light, which is Silverbell Rd. Turn left heading south.

  • Drive for approximately a mile to the first traffic light and make a right on Sweetwater Dr. 

  • Follow Sweetwater, staying left at the curving fork in the road. You are now on Camino de Oeste (Sweetwater continued to the right.) 

  • Follow Camino de Oeste a short distance (about 0.5 mile) and make a right on Lazy C Dr.  

  • See below for rest of directions.

Rest of Directions

  • Continue on Lazy C Drive for about 1.2 miles 

  • Make a left at the redwood sign that has six names on it including “Axelrod,” and then continue 0.2 mile to the second house on the left. (The road turns from paved to dirt and you might be tempted to turn left too soon once you’re on the dirt portion of the road. Don’t! Wait for the sign with the names on it.) 

  • You will see the “5500” address on the flat upright stone in front of the parking lot. 

  • Park in the small parking lot with the low stone retaining wall or park along the road (If you park on the road, note that it is a loop road, so when you leave you do not need to turn around. Just head around the Lazy C Loop)

  • There will be a greeter to assist you with parking.

  • Walk across the bridge over the wash and up the stairs. 

  • For those who have challenges walking, contact us at the email below, and we will give you directions to park closer to the facility.


If you have trouble finding the house, call Peter at (520) 743-3657.

Earlier Event: February 9
Daylong - Being with What's Here
Later Event: April 20
April Daylong: Dharma Theme TBA