Tucson Buddhism Network


Sky Island Zen

An Everyday Zen Sangha

The mission of Sky Island Zen is to support your practice, whether this is your first time to sit or whether you have practiced for years. We welcome you. If you are new to zazen, please come.  Just do what others are doing, and we will be happy to talk to you afterwards to answer any questions you have. Our practice emphasizes how we can bring the Zen teachings into our everyday lives.


Our Soto Zen lineage is through Everyday Zen (everydayzen.org, founded by Zoketsu Norman Fischer). Our guiding teacher is Hoka Chris Fortin, our founding priest is Shozan Mary Koopman,  and our Tanto, or Head of Practice, is Marie Olson. All are welcome. Our purpose is to support your practice, whether you are a longtime practitioner or a newcomer.

 See current activities below


Please see website for changes or other events


Monday meditation and dharma dialog (7500 N Calle Sin Envidia, Brookdale Community Center, Community Room, 1st floor):

  5:30 - Door opens

  5:45 - Sitting meditation

  6:15 - Class book discussion (contact for current book)


Saturday - welcome for all or part (Little Chapel of All Nations (U of A); 1401 E 1st St.):

  8:00 - Gate opens

  8:15 - First sitting meditation period

  8:40 - Walking meditation period

  8:50 - Second sitting meditation period

  9:15 - Zen service (bowing and chanting)


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May All Beings Be Happy!