Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha
The intention of Dharma Treasure is to cultivate a humane, balanced society of compassionate and awakened individuals by integrating a progressive scientific outlook with traditional Buddhist practice.
Welcome! We are a community of meditators, students, dedicated lay practitioners and friends. We meet for silent meditation and Dharma talks led by our teacher, Upasaka Culadasa.
Here’s an intro to this site:
- New to meditation? Here are Mp3 meditation instructions for beginners
- Beginning Meditation Handout
- Audio guided meditation
- Samples of Culadasa’s teachings in a Q&A format
- Attend a meditation retreat in Arizona or elsewhere.
- An extensive archive of recorded Dharma talks
Culadasa has practiced Buddhist meditation for over four decades and is the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona. He has deeply studied both the Theravadin and Tibetan traditions. This unique lineage allows him to provide a broad and in-depth perspective on the Buddha Dharma. He has combined age-old teachings with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give students a rich and rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.
As a former professor, Culadasa taught neuroscience for many years, and in the 70’s worked at the forefront of the new fields of complementary healthcare education, physical medicine, and therapeutic massage. He retired in 1996 to live a contemplative life in the wilderness of an old Apache stronghold.