Raichozan (Thunderbird Mountain) Zendo

We are a lay sitting group in Glendale AZ. We meet on Tuesday evenings at the West Valley UU Church at 59th and Cholla. Offering instruction in zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) and the opportunity to practice with the structure and support of a group inspired in the Rinzai Zen tradition.Beginners welcome.

We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30
First time visitors should call 602.492.2212 or email mui@cox.net for orientation instructions.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nice Journal from the compilier of local Buddhist Group listings

Steve Henes who I know absolutely nothing about other than that he put together a website for people to easily find Buddhist groups in Arizona called Paths of Growth has complied a nice journal with writings for old and contemporary sources. Enjoy.
Matters of the Heart Journal

Sunday, July 28, 2013

What is Zen?

I feel a little funny posting this now as on a friends blog he has a new entry that's almost the same title but I think this is different enough. And actually I'm not posting anything in this post except a link to what I think is a great article on the subject. This blog post is by 
of Brightway Zen.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Good Spiritual Friends

Here's a link to a sermon "Good Spiritual Friends" I recently gave at West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Also if your so inclined I gave a talk there on the Interconnected Web of Existence.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My first sermon

Recently I was ask to speak to the congregation of the UU church that has opened their doors for our meditation group. They record the sermons from their Sunday meeting and share them on the interweb so here's my first shot at preach'n. I don't claim to be a teacher or anything like that so if you listen to this ( as you should with anything else remember the Buddha's teaching to the Kalama's and verify it's truth or heresy in your own life.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A great video on how to to start sitting

I've watched this video and I approve. I think I may recommend it to everyone who come to sit with us. Of coarse there's a couple things I may see different and I'll be looking at them as I sit but this is a great starting place for ones practice, 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Yet Another Request

For the last couple years I've been meeting the meager needs of the Zen sitting group I host at West Valley UU.  We could use a few more zabutons (meditation mats) and if anyone is interested in helping me out with this it would be much appreciated. Two excellent places for meditation supplies are, Zen Works Store and Still Sitting. Purchasing from these groups also supports the work they do in making the Dharma available. Or if you have extra zabutons that would be great too. Black would be best. For shipping info contact Mui,