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Arizona Buddhist Temple
We offer many activities for families and individuals. These include regular Sunday services with dharma school for the children. We also have discussion and study groups, a Desert Dharma Club for adults, a women’s association, and a chapter of the Junior Young Buddhists Association.
Visitors are always welcome.
address: 4142 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019-3617 phone: (602) 278-0036 FAX: (602) 278-1939
lineage: Buddhist Churches of America spiritual head: Bishop Hakubun Wata - nabe
contact: Rev. Lee Rosenthal affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America ESTABLISHED: 1933 facilities: Temple
RETREATS OFFERED: Yes
Desert Cactus Sangha
We gather together on one Sunday each month for a half-Day of Mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditation, readings, discussion, and viewing of videotapes of Thich Nhat Hanh or other spiritual teachers, followed by a silent vegetarian potluck. We also meet one evening a month to meditate. Call for times.
address: 5437 East Pinchot Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018 PHONE: (602) 952-0915 FAX: (602) 495-2432 e-mail: mcolpas@ci. phoenix. az. us lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Marcie Colpas
AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1993 facilities: Meet in private home. retreats offered: Annual retreat in early May.
Haku-un-ji Tempe Zen Center
Haku-un-ji was founded by Sokai, a student of Joshu Sasaki-Roshi at Mt. Baldy Zen Center for over five years. The Sunday sitting group, with instruction for beginners, meets at Tempe Bodyworks Studio (1801 South Jentilly, #8). There are also sittings three evenings weekly at the zendo on Cedar Street. These include sutra chanting and (sometimes) a discussion group. Please call ahead for directions and times. There are monthly zazenkai and periodic retreats. No overnight accommodations are available. The practice is Rinzai, based upon the liturgy of Mt. Baldy Zen Center. Soto practitioners are also welcome. address: 1448 East Cedar Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 phone: (602) 894-6353 e-mail: TwwX80A@Prodigy. com lineage: Japanese Rinzai Zen spiritual head: Kyozan Joshu Sasaki - Roshi
contact: Sokai Barratt, resident monk affiliation: Rinzai-ji/Mt. Baldy ESTABLISHED: 1994 facilities: Zendo accommodating approximately twenty practitioners. No overnight accommodations. retreats offered: Monthly one-day and quarterly weekend zazenkai.
Jodo Shu Dharma Center
We are a family-oriented Pure Land Buddhist center. We provide Sunday services and a study group. The first Wednesday evening of each month we gather for nembutsu practice. Newcomers are welcome.
address: 229 East Palo Verde Street, Gilbert, AZ 85296 phone: (602) 545-7684 LINEAGE: Jodo Shu
spiritual head: Bishop Satoru Ryosho Kawai contact: Terry Lewis affiliation: Jodo Shu North America Missions ESTABLISHED: 1992 facilities: Meet in private home.
We practice engaged Buddhism, in which we look deeply at our interdependence with all things. We do this through Vipas - sana meditation as a community, and not just as individuals.
address: 4601 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85008 PHONE: (602) 389-9862 lineage: Tiep Hien Order spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Marvin Brown affiliation: Tiep Hien order ESTABLISHED: 1996 facilities: Center retreats offered: Irregularly scheduled.
Satisfied Mind Sangha
For additional information please refer to the Community of Mindful Living in Berkeley, California. address: 113 West Goodwin, Prescott, AZ 86303 PHONE: (602) 776-9766 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Tom Brodersen affiliation: Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California meditation program: We meet one evening weekly as a nonsectarian Buddhist meditation group.
Valley Unitarian Universalist Zen Group/Desert Lotus Sangha
We are an interfaith Zen meditation group guided by James Ford Osho. Rev. Ford has been ordained both as a Unitarian Universalist minister and a Soto Zen priest. Since 1986 he has been a student of John Tarrant-Roshi, head of the California Diamond Sangha. Our style is in
formal but follows the Diamond Sangha tradition.
address: 1700 West Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85224 phone: (602) 899-4249 e-mail: JJFord@Goodnet. com, or UUBF@UUA. org LINEAGE: Zen
contact: Rev. James Ishmael Ford AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1996
facilities: Meetings at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. retreats offered: Half-day, as announced.
Zen Desert Sangha
Zen Desert Sangha is affiliated with Diamond Sangha, founded by Robert Aitken-Roshi. Our practice combines elements of both the Soto and Rinzai Zen traditions in the spirit of a truly democratic sangha that is open to all. While we do not have a resident teacher, we are in close contact with Patrick Hawk-Roshi, a dharma heir of Aitken-Roshi. We have three on-site sesshin annually and a variety of other events during the year. We are an active, thriving Zen center. Visitors are always welcome! address: PO Box 44122, Tucson,
AZ 85733-4122 phone: (520) 327-8460 e-mail: rjlane@tmug. com lineage: Japanese/Sanbo Kyodan/Dia - mond Sangha spiritual head: Robert Aitken-Roshi affiliation: Diamond Sangha/Three Treasures lineage ESTABLISHED: 1982 facilities: Large dedicated zendo; retreat facilities. retreats offered: Three sesshin yearly with Pat Hawk-Roshi. publications: The Buddhist Stew