Special Events

Recollections & Contemplations 

on the Environment & Justice

in Poem & Prayer

Fire Prayer

Sadee Whip 2020

Do not forget that the ashes falling from the sky

are all that remain of the pine and grass and thistle

and bear and coyote and deer and mouse that could not escape. 

Gather some up in a sacred manner.

Take it to your altar.  Offer prayers for these beings.

Honor their death. Pray for life. Call in rain.

Remind Fire that it is full, has gobbled enough, and can rest.

May all beings be safe.

May all beings be loved.

May all beings be remembered.

May all beings be mourned.  


Diane Ackerman 2000


Anne Downer 2020v


Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Our nation has lost a force for justice, a relentless defender of democracy, with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dear TBMC Friends, 

For your safety, your Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to remain closed through the remainder of 2020.   

Enduring without a regular Sangha and Meditation schedule has deeply depleted our Treasury. 

Please help us open in 2021 by sending your contribution today.

 (details/links below)


with Christine Bates


The Enneagram of Personality is a model of the human 
psyche which is a typology of nine interconnected personality types.  The Enneagram model is used to help individuals gain insights into interpersonal dynamics, and in psychological and 
 contexts as a path to reach higher states of being, essence, or enlightenment.  It is an elegant and robust model and aid to self-awareness and self-understanding.
 Christine Bates will guide us to use this model, with our mindfulness practice, to deepen our ability to be present, to let go of aspects of the past which trouble us, and to reduce our leaning into the future in ways that lead to anxiety and confusion.

 This newsletter will keep you posted when we reschedule

Please remember to support your Sangha as regularly as you can during these times of uncertainty and recent Covid-19 closures.


Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist, said we don’t get to choose our difficulties, but we do have the freedom to decide how we will respond. During this crisis, we want to continue to be social investors, encouraging one another, especially those on the front lines and not forgetting those in need.


An offering from you to the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center supports the essence of what we do: opening hearts, developing wisdom and cultivating compassion for the benefit of all beings.

We are all in this together. On behalf of our board, teachers and practitioners, thank you for supporting TBMC in whatever way that’s most meaningful to you.


May you be happy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be healthy.

May you be at ease.


Please use this form for your donations: or mail to po box 4296 Tubac, Az 85646.  thank you. 
TBMC is able to accept your credit card to process your DANA & Annual contributions.
 You can elect to automatically pay monthly or quarterly or on any schedule that works for you.
Your ongoing and regular contributions are vital for the operation of your Sangha.