Dharma Vista was created when Carol Maun and Zengene Dō joined together to create this Zen center.
Zengene will hold dharma talks and meditation sessions.
He will also be using his skills to create and teach Japanese Architecture designs such as Shoji doors and windows, Japanese rooms and Tea houses along with a line of Buddhist table shrines all using Zen work practice.
Dharma Vista will have Zen numerous gardens around the site.
All are welcomed to visit, have Dharma talks and meditate anytime.
2021 we will start the building.
the first phase has been accomplished with revitalizing the land to bring it back to its natural existence and beauty.
Building the studio center a 30 X 50' structure that will house a complete Japanese woodworking shop, photo lab, and a place to meet and Zazen until the Zendo Dharma Center is build.
Building the Zendo Dharma Center.
Call us, come visit and join us and our friends in this Sacred Earth Community.
Dharma Vista Zen Center
13555 Sacred Earth Place
Tucson, AZ 85735
Located 25 miles west from the center of Tucson off of Route 86 (Ajo Highway) near Three Points Arizona (still in Tucson), in the desert surrounded by state land and sacred mountains.
Dharma Vista Zen Center is part of Sacred Earth Community.
The DAIDO – (Great Way jpn.)…. A Japanese name given to our new driveway inward from the main road, Sacred Earth Place. The Daido curves like a river inward, around the Greeter-Mesquite at the entrance.
We have given several of our 95+ Mesquite trees names to discern their direction placement. Tall posts with solar lanterns atop, small temple bells and Tibetan flags flank the entrance to the Daido.
Further along, solar lamps at ground level curve inward on the Daido. Shortly we plan to extend this path to sides of landscape more northward around Mesquite trees, saving the rounded out areas for cactus and natural desert plants.
The landscaping is proceeding slowly, as the land has been vacant for many years, with people and cars having made paths and roads whereupon impacting the land. Now we are creating new paths of privacy as we rebuild the sacred spaces. We are embracing the land as we make it ready for Zen center.
We have selected a Meditation Tree in the West sector and placed a huge Temple Bell in it. This will be developed for zazen meditation as one of the many gardens.
Other areas newly developed are The Bodhi Garden. Amongst this alcove of Mesquite trees of shade, there are small bushes of Mountain Laurel with an informal grove of ARUNDO fronds that look like Bamboo. Beyond these are a V-shaped cluster of other small trees. Alongside this area is the pond and waterfall. The Buddha sits in this center space. This is the zazen meditation space as we build.
Other sections are available for tent camping and travel trailers.
We are actively planning to harvest rain water with our studio roofs for garden use. Gray water from the house will also be utilized for the gardens. Solar panels will be installed to make us off grid for electricity.
We hope to encourage people who meditate, enjoy music and chanting and learn Zen Buddhism to join with us in this adventure.
Dharma Vista Japanese woodworking
A complete traditional Japanese woodworking shop will be located in the new Studio building.
Dharma Vista Woodworking - Daiku Japanese Architectural Creations
13555 W. Sacred Earth Place
Tucson, Arizona, 85735