you can play or download the dharma talks from our recent residential retreat here on our talks page
"What is Zen?"
"The heart of the one who asks is Zen."
Some Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 19, at Little Chapel, 3:30-5:00: monthly Sutra Service
Monday, May 20, at Little Chapel, 12-1: Monday Meditation
Tuesday, May 21, at Little Chapel, 6:30-7:30: Tuesday evening study group: "Taking Part in the Gathering"
Open Source Mahasangha Retreat in Colorado, June 9-14
Saturday, August 10, at Little Chapel, 8-4: All Day Sit
March 3-8, 2020: Residential Retreat at Picture Rocks
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 Study Group meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of each month. We're currently spending time with the Heart Sutra.
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 on our Talks page; there are also two talks from our June 2016 Mahasangha retreat on that page.
You can find all the talks from the Open Source Mahasangha June 2016 retreat--by Open Source Senseis Sarah Bender, Andrew Palmer, Megan Rundel, and Tenney Nathanson--here on Andrew Palmer's Bow & Roar website.
& don't miss our page on 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 520-977-3983.
photo: Lynda Zwinger
this page last modified May 18, 2019
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