Dharma Vista Zen Center
Meditation and Retreat Center
Dharma Vista Zen Center,
is FREE for ALL to visit and meditate.
We are open as we build.
Come visit and help.
Dharma Vista invites you to;
Dharma Discourse (talks),
Concerts and to Celebrate Life,
Zen work practice.
We are building a
Buddhist Zen Center along with
Zen meditation gardens
on 4 1/2 acres of beautiful Sonoran desert,
in the countryside of west Tucson Arizona.
Dharma Vista borders Arizona state trust land,
although we are in Tucson we are near
the townline of Three Points Arizona.
Precept: Drugs and alcohol are not permitted at Dharma Vista Zen Center.
Zen meditation benefits are limitless.
The moment you start, the benefits begin.
Meditation is easy, let us show you,
we encourage you to come
visit us at the Dharma Vista Zen Center.
Zazen (meditation) practice transcends
all religious, cultural and
Seeing ones true nature,
your original face.
There are many non-Buddhists
of many different religions,
also including agnostics and atheists
that start practicing Zen meditation.
Practicing Zazen (meditating)
and seeing the
"The Four Noble Truths"
and following the
"The Noble Eight Fold Path",
one will experience
and realize spiritual wisdom,
ultimate truth, the Dharma,
alleviating suffering from oneself
and all sentient beings.
The Four Noble Truths
"The Noble Eight Fold Path"
1. Sufferings Existence, Dukkha
Incapable of satisfying,
(painful) is an innate characteristic
of existence in the realm of samsara
2. Origin of Suffering - Dukkha, Samudaya
Arising of this dukkha, which arises
or "comes together" with taṇhā
("craving, desire or attachment")
3. Cessation of Suffering - Dukkha, Nirodha
Ending of this dukkha can be
attained by the renouncement
or letting go of this taṇhā
4. The Path to end Suffering - Dukkha, Magga
"The Noble Eightfold Path" leads to
renouncement of taṇhā
and cessation of dukkha
The Noble Eightfold Path
The Buddha, awakened to the reality
of suffering and the path to end suffering.
The Buddha had to decide,
keep this Dharma to himself or to teach.
He set the Dharma Wheel in motion.
He presented the four noble truths to his five ascetic companions and taught them the Way,
the eight-step path to awakening
"The Nobel Eightfold Path".
Thus started the Buddha's life of teaching.
Because these eight paths represent
the actions and comportment of
one who lives in accord with the Dharma,
these eight aspects of Buddhist practice,
so each one of the Eight Fold Paths
are described as
“Wise", “Correct,” or simply “Right.”
Below is a simplistic explanation
of the path. Within each of these paths
are entwined many actions that bring
forth understanding and wisdom.
1 leads to 10,000
10,000 to 1 Dharma.
The Noble Eightfold Path
1. Right View
A true understanding of how reality
and suffering are intertwined.
2. Right Thought
The aspiration to act with correct
intention, doing no harm.
3. Right Speech
Abstaining from lying, and divisive
or abusive speech.
4. Right Action
Acting in ways that do not cause harm,
such as not taking life, not stealing,
and not engaging in sexual misconduct.
5. Right Livelihood
Making an ethically sound living,
being honest in business dealings.
6. Right Effort
Endeavoring to give rise to skillful
thoughts, words, and deeds
and renouncing unskillful ones.
7. Right Mindfulness
Being mindful of one’s body, feelings,
mind, and mental qualities.
8. Right Concentration
Practicing skillful meditation informed by
all of the preceding seven aspects.
The Noble Eightfold Path by groups
These eight steps of the
are considered to be of
three types of path groups:
Moral discipline group
with these paths one experiences
and realizes spiritual wisdom,
ultimate truth, the Dharma.
This is Zen Buddhism,
Practice, no goals
H. H. Dalai Lama
“If a problem is fixable,
if a situation is such that you can do something about it,
then there is no need to worry.
If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying.
There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”