"What is Zen?"
"The heart of the one who asks is Zen."
Some Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 4, at Little Chapel, 3:30-5:00: Weekly Sit: monthly Koan Seminar
Tuesday, September 6, at Little Chapel, 6:30-7:30: Tuesday Evening Koan Group
Monday, September 12, at Little Chapel, 12-1: "Just Sitting" (no Monday sit on Labor Day)
Saturday, October 22, at Little Chapel, 9-4; All Day Sit (no All Day Sit in September)
for more upcoming events please visit our program page
Desert Rain Zen is a Koan-based Zen group in the Open Source tradition. We hold weekly sits on Sunday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 at the Little Chapel of All Nations on the University of Arizona Campus (see map below). Our sits are free and open to the public. We welcome new and experienced meditators. Our practice aims to bring traditional forms inherited from China and Japan into touch with our contemporary world and our actual lives.
Our Tuesday Evening Koan Group meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of each month.
Monday Meditation: Just Sitting (no frills) takes place each week from 12-1.
Our Resident Teacher is Tenney Nathanson Sensei. Our Head of Practice is Jennifer Sellers.
We're part of the Open Source Zen network founded by Joan Sutherland Roshi. You can access her talks and writings at Cloud Dragon : The Joan Sutherland Dharma Works. Joan is also featured in a round-table discussion about koans in Lion's Roar.
Dharma talks from our March retreat
are available here
also one new talk from June Mahasangha retreat in Colorado
& see our new page Working with Koans
Where to find us
The Little Chapel is located at 1401 East First Street, on the University of Arizona campus:
For our weekend and evening events, you can park in any of the spaces in the Little Chapel parking lot (including the reserved spaces). For parking for our Monday Meditation, please see details at Monday Meditation, Questions? 520-235-1267 or 977-3983.
photo: Lynda Zwinger
this page last modified September 4, 2016
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