Sitting Groups

Supporting those practicing or wishing to practice mindfulness meditation in Arizona.



Kharma Life Center

700 W. Campbell Avenue; Suite 1; Phoenix

PLEASE: arrive early as doors are closed during sessions; enter in Noble Silence through lobby and hallway to Yoga B room; leave your shoes in the hallway cubbies.

• 10:30-11:30 am: Mindfulness for Beginners (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)

   Experienced meditators welcome, too!

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

• 12 noon-1 pm: 40 minute silent sitting (EVERY Sunday) You are welcome to borrow cushions, mats and chairs. For more info click on the MeetUp link below. Please RSVP through Check the calendar for dates and locations.

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.

40 min. sitting; chairs available or bring 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:


Scottsdale Lunch Break Stress Relief

• 12 Noon - Mindfulness First Community Center - 10317 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, AZ

Hosted by Rich Decker

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

• 6:30 - 8 pm

Jewish Community of Sedona & Verde Valley

100 Meadowlark Drive

Sedona, AZ 86336

• Every 3rd Monday: Sangha meeting / Body & Breath  6:30 - 8 pm


Dharma Punx

• 8:30 pm - Phoenix Shambhala Center - 7024 E Osborn Rd.Scottsdale AZ, 85251

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

• 7 pm -1428 West Keating Avenue, Mesa, AZ

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

More info: contact Elmer Fan:  

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


Private Home in Phoenix

• 7 pm - 8:30 pm • Biltmore area • November through the end of May

There will be a brief reading then 40 minutes of silent sitting followed by passing a singing bowl around to speak. Some experience sitting is recommended since no instruction is given. The front door will be open at 6:45 pm.  

Go to toolbar > Click on MEETUPS > far right > click on Calendar to find this particular meet up.

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


Private home

• 8 - 9 pm - 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month - Just south of Anthem on I-17 & Carefree Hwy.

Contact Victor: 602-524-4491


Private home in Mesa

• 7 pm - 604 N Hobson; Mesa, AZ - 90 minute meditation then tea/chat

Drop-ins are welcome but RSVP’s are appreciated!

Please RSVP: then click on Friday Night Meditation Group.

For more info:


Private home in Mesa

604 N Hobson; Mesa, AZ

• 3 hour sittings when there is not a retreat. Check calendar.



Cave Creek, AZ

May all beings be happy...