“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

December 2017 Events


Brent Land

Gratitude and Generosity



On Sundays December 3rd and 10th, Brent Land will be leading discussions on Selfless Gratitude and Generosity in Buddhism.


The Buddhist practice of cultivating gratitude leads to the direct experience of the interconnectedness of all of life while the practice of generosity is largely entwined with the mind. Far more important than the gift being given is the intention and state of mind when giving as well as the state of the mind when receiving.


Opening the Heart: What Does it Mean?


We are pleased to announce that Sanjay Manchanda will honor us with a teaching on “Opening the Heart: What Does it Mean?” Sunday, December 17th, 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, December 13,  5:30 to about 6:30 PM at the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center.