Sitting Groups




Kharma Life Center - 700 W. Campbell Avenue; Phoenix, AZ

PLEASE: arrive early since the front door is closed during sessions • leave your shoes in the hallway cubbies • enter in Noble Silence through lobby and hallway to the room on the right. 

• 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month: 10:30-11:30 am: Mindfulness for Beginners • Experienced meditators are welcome, too!

• 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: 10:30-11:30 am: Silent Sitting  • 

• EVERY Sunday: 12 noon-1 pm: 40 minute silent sitting 

You are welcome to borrow cushions, mats and chairs for all sessions. To RSVP and more info: click here:

5th Sundays of the month: 10:30 am Coffee Hour (see PHXv for location)

Join us for conversation and exchange of ideas!

East Valley Meditation Group

• 9 am - 432 South Temple Street; Mesa, AZ

Tempe Sitting Group

• 11:30 am - Joyful Yoga Studio, 1721 E. Warner Road C9; Tempe, AZ

Short reading, 10 minute silent walking, 30 minute silent sitting meditation. Chairs available or bring your cushions, mats, etc. 

Contact Jeff:

Desert Cactus Sangha

• 9 am - 12 noon - First Sunday of each month - 5437 E. Pinchot Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Call Marcie: 602-952-0915

Empty Sky

• 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Paradise Valley, AZ - Affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center

Contact: Ann Baker at: 602-820-5233 or email:


 Empty Sky

• 6 pm - 7 pm - Paradise Valley, AZ - Affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center

Contact: Ann Baker at: 602-820-5233 or email:

Insight Meditation Scottsdale

• 7 pm - 8:30 pm - Scottsdale Congregational UCC - 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Insight Meditation Scottsdale is a meditation group in the Western Vipassana Buddhist tradition which meets on Monday nights as well as offering social events, day-long retreats and hosts visiting teacher retreats in the tradition. The group is offered and supported in the 2600 year old tradition of Dana (donation). All levels of experience are welcome. Drop in anytime on Monday nights at 7pm for 40 minutes of meditation with some guidance, a Dharma talk and facilitated discussion. Please see the website for location, details and upcoming retreat information.

Verde Valley Insight - Every Monday

• 6:30 - 8 pm - Jewish Community of Sedona & Verde Valley - 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona

• Silent sitting and Dharma Talk

• Every 3rd Monday: Sangha meeting / Body & Breath 


Private home in Mesa, AZ       (NOTE: ON HIATUS UNTIL NOVEMBER!)

• 7 pm -1428 West Keating Avenue

Dhamma talk and readings followed by 60 minute meditation. Discussion afterwards.

Contact Elmer:  

Please RSVP via email or text: 480-208-5459

East Valley Meditation Group

• 7 pm  - 432 South Temple Street; Mesa, AZ. This group also meets on Sundays.

Emaho Foundation

• 7 pm - 8 pm - 11435 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ

Dharma Punx

• 8:00 pm - Newcomers welcome 

• 8:30 pm - Sitting 

Phoenix Shambhala Center - 7024 E Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Our intention is simple: to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested. We wish only to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from every walk of life.


Private home in Mesa, AZ

• 7 pm - 604 N. Hobson

90 minute meditation then tea/chat 

Drop-ins are welcome but RSVP’s are appreciated! Please RSVP: then click on Friday Night Meditation Group.

More info:


Private home in Mesa, AZ

604 N. Hobson

• 3 hour sittings when there is not a retreat.

Insight Meditation - Northwest Phoenix

• 2 pm • Sun City West • Unity of Surprise Church

This is a group for anyone interested in practicing meditation. Our community-led sit is held on most Saturday afternoons. The group meets anywhere from 1 hour to an hour and a half, depending upon the format (community-led or teacher-led). Community-led sits include basic instruction and a silent 35-40 minute sit followed by a reading and sharing. Teacher-led sits include more extensive guided practice followed by a Dharma talk and facilitated discussion/ Q and A. This group is community-led most Saturdays, with a teacher-led sit the third Saturday of each month.