“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my templates; my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

March 2018 Events


Christine Bates


Dr. Christine Bates


Eventually, most of us will experience some kind of chronic pain either due to physical illness, disability or aging, or due to emotional pain and the distress of depression and anxiety, or because we are facing our ending and the loss of all we love.  On Sundays March 11th and 18th, we will take just a peak at some strategies to increase our mindfulness during the difficult times which chronic pain brings.  This theme will be repeated and extended during the month of December when Christine will once again be sit leader.



Sanjay Manchanda


Pain and the The Seven Factors of Enlightenment

We are pleased to announce that Sanjay Manchanda will honor us with a teaching on “Pain and the Seven Factors of Enlightenment” Sunday, March 25th, 8:30 to 10:00 am.


Sanjay Manchanda has been a meditation teacher and spiritually-oriented counselor for over twenty-five years. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Master’s in Psychology. He has a private practice in Transpersonal Counseling,  Jungian and Body-based psychotherapy and Neurofeedback. He also leads meditation groups and retreats. Sanjay’s teaching draws from different traditions such as Non-Dual Hinduism, Yoga, Sufism, Buddhism,Western Psychology and Neuroscience.  His background reflects the confluence in our world right now of a wide range of psychological and spiritual wisdom traditions.  Sanjay emphasizes the process of awakening and the embodied expression of this awakening as the qualities of love and wisdom.




The next board meeting will take place Wednesday, March 14th,  2018, from 5:30 to about 6:30 PM at the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center.







We are honored to have Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Dr. Dean Pielstick) with us March 10th, 2018, from 9:00 am to

12:00 pm to give teachings on “What did the Buddha Say”


In this workshop, Kenpo Dean will examine more of the Sutra sources to compare some of the variety of this body of texts such as Pali vs. Sanskrit, differences between the earliest texts and later ones, and what the Sutras tell us about the women in the life of the Buddha from the time of his birth through the time of his death, as well as parts in between.


Cost for workshop: $45.00


Registration for the workshops can be arranged by any of the following:


  1. Call the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center (TBMC) at 520-428-4984


  1. Add your name to the sign-up sheet before or after the TBMC Tuesday or Friday evening meditations, 5:30 to 6:15 pm.at

2247 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 2,Tubac, Arizona.

  1. Arrive at TBMC 8:30 am Saturday, March 10th, to pay and register.