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Meditations & Events



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Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk


Sundays 11:00 - noon MST at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ and on We begin by reciting Preliminary Practices and meditation, with a short Dharma Talk by Yogi Khenpo Drimed Dawa (aka Khenpo Dean) on a section of the "Daily Treasure Meditation - Four Roots Practice (NEW by HH Khenchen Lama Rinpoche”)

The Buddha considered group practice to be an essential part of basic dharma practice. The effects are multiplied by the number of participants. Please join us!

For those watching online, "Daily Treasure Meditation - Four Roots Practice" may be downloaded from our website under "Resources & Links". The recorded videos are also available on  for 30 days.

Wednesday Mindfulness Practice:

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Wednesdays at 6pm MST (about 30 minutes) at the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 204, Tucson AZ, (Not available on Facebook Live.) 

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutra) are based upon 4 topics, contemplations on (1) the body, (2) feelings, (3) mind, and (4) phenomena, totaling 21 contemplations. We will practice one contemplation each week, with Q&A at the end. Mindfulness practices help increase our mindfulness of body, speech, and mind throughout the day, and facilitate our other Vajrayana practices. We welcome anyone interested in learning to meditate. FREE

Book Club with Gail McDonald

2nd Tuesday each month, 11-12:30 at Awam


This group is independent of Awam. The book is "Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha," by Tara Brach. The format will be a 10 minute sit, then read aloud 1/2 chapter, followed by discussion, reflections, and dedication. Anyone can drop in, as we will discuss what is read that day. The next meeting will be February 13, 11-12:30. Suggested donation: $5

Other Upcoming Days & Events!​​


March - Open Easter, Sunday, March 31

April - Earth Day, Monday, April 22

May - Saga Dawa Duchen on Thursday, May 23 - celebrating the birth and paranirvana of the Buddha

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