Explore Our Meditation Practices & Events

Weekly Meditation & Yoga Opportunities at Awam

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

We are delighted to be able to offer additional practice sessions suitable for a wide variety of people from beginners to advanced practitioners. We welcome everyone, regardless of religious or secular beliefs, who would like to experience the benefits of meditation and yoga!

 

Sunday Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Hour- Sundays, 11:00 - noon: Khenpo Dean leads a one-hour meditation practice including chanting, one of a variety of deity practices, a short dharma talk, and a ritual blessing. This is an opportunity for group practice in a convenient weekly format. The benefit of group practice is multiplied by the number of participants, so please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Silent Meditation - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm: Come rest your mind with any form of silent meditation during all or any part of this hour. If you would like to learn basic meditation, please call us at 520-622-8460 for an appointment. We are happy to provide basic instructions and answer your questions. FREE (donations to support our Meditation Center gratefully accepted).

 

Tibetan Yoga Class meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am, led by Patrick Flint, an experienced yoga practitioner and teacher. The 21 Tibetan Yogas are a form of yoga the Tibetan master Longchenpa that is particularly suitable as a preparation for meditation and is very adaptable to those with physical limitations that are a barrier to many other forms of yoga. A book by Khenchen Lama is available for $15. Suggested donation: $5 per session.

 

Meet with Khenpo Dean - You may schedule a personal session with Khenpo Dean to discuss your practice, Vajrayana, Buddhism in general, or how best to live the dharma in daily life. Send an email request to Khenpo.Drimed.Dawa@gmail.com. FREE.

 

 

Third Friday Movie and Potluck Tsok

CRAZY WISDOM

June 15th, 6-8:30 pm,

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

Crazy Wisdom is the feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,' and 'the bad boy of Buddhism,' Trungpa defied categorization. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.

 

Please bring a friend and some food to share. The tsok begins at 6 pm and the movie at 6:30 pm. While there is NO CHARGE for attendance, we do appreciate donations of however much you can contribute toward our monthly rent for our beautiful Meditation Center. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.

 

 

Dakini Day Practice - Troma

4th Wednesday, June 27th, 6-7 pm

Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway, Suite 204, Tucson AZ

(Located just east of Whole Foods in the Rancho Center)

 

We now honor Dakini Day on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Dakini Day practice and tsok, is based on a series of four practices from HH Dudjom Rinpoche's The Dakini Heart Essence: (1) Yeshe Tsogyal as the outer dakini, (2) Kurukulle as the inner dakini, (3) Simhamukha as the secret dakini, and (4) Troma as the innermost secret dakini. We rotate through these four practices over 4 months. The next practice will be Troma. Texts will be provided. You may bring a simple snack food to be included in our tsok offering. FREE. Donations gladly accepted.

 

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

July

HH the Dalai Lama's birthday, Friday, July 6. May he live long!

All-Day Kalachakra Retreat, Saturday, July 7th, 9 am - 4 pm

Chokhor Duchen Puja & Tsok, Monday, July 16th, 6 - 8 pm

 

August

Introduction to Dzogchen starts, Sunday, August 12, 1 - 3 pm

 

September

Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism Part 1 - TBA, contact Jane Stanley (520) 622-8460 or EmailAwamTBI@gmail.com

Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism Part 5 starts, Sunday, September 23, 9 - 10:30 am

 

TBA

Khenchen Lama, our Spiritual Director, will be visiting Tucson. He is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Dates and times TBA.

 

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May all beings be happy!