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Listening Circles & Small Groups

In Tucson, circles and groups meet at either the Ward 6 City Council Office (3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716) on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15pm or at someone’s home. Check this page often to see the current listing of circles and groups below.  


For more information, contact our small group coordinator, Christina Micek at christinam123@gmail.com.



Wisdom Groups  ​

For those who want to explore a particular wisdom tradition further, please go to our Partner page here to connect with a local group that meets weekly for study and practice.


Listening Circles are groups of 8-12 people in which each person has the chance to share what is on their heart and mind while participants listen compassionately. There is no discussion, teaching, commenting, or advice giving. Instead, there is deep hearing, abiding, and accepting.
 

Small Groups are topical, dialogical, and some include ritual or ceremony.
 

In Tucson, circles and groups meet at either the Ward 6 City Council Office

(3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716) on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15pm or at someone’s home. Check this page often to see the current listing of circles and groups below.
 

For more information, contact our small group coordinator, Christina Micek at christinam123@gmail.com.

Listening Circle with Christina Micek
2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15
City Council Ward 6 Office at (3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716)
In a circle, each person takes turns responding to any of the following questions while the group practices compassionate listening – without questions, cross-talk, or advice, or discussion:
What are you learning from your life? What are you thinking you are to become? What is the next right action? This being the case, how shall I proceed? What is on your heart and mind? What are you concerned about? What is most significant for you now that you need to talk about? The purpose of the listening circle is to broaden our own understanding, compassion toward, and acceptance of ourselves and each other and to grow into our potential not only for our own sake, but for the world’s sake, for the world needs everyone’s gifts, engagement, and service.
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Women's Circle with Krysta Kavenaugh

2nd Sundays and 4th Tuesdays
2nd Sundays 4:15-6:30 p.m. East Room
City Council Ward 6 Office at (3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716)


4th Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon NW Tucson.
For directions to Tuesdays group,
contact Kyrsta at aliveness@icloud.com or call 612-722-8066
Drop-ins welcome.
 

Come…
As you are: “good”, “bad”, indifferent; vibrant, exhausted, blah…
Your authentic self is welcome here. You’re perfect just the way you are.
Leave…
Having experienced being fully seen, heard, received, thus feeling connected, refreshed and enriched.
What it is:
An oasis in the midst of every day life.
What you do:
Share your authentic self (as much as you’re willing), listen with your heart, breathe in Love, receive it, then share it with the group — including yourself.
The content…
 1. A process called “Awesome Women” In just three minutes, we are seen, appreciated, acknowledged. It’s a chance to be refreshingly truthful, to receive loving feedback, to once again stand in our own power.
2. A sweet yet potent process evolved from Kything (an ancient form of prayer), a spiritual version of Master Mind, and Miracle Circles (from Year of Miracles) that allows us to ask for what we want in our lives, open our souls to the possibilities of Life, and to receive fully.



​Small Group: Care of the Soul with Dr. John Dore
2nd and 4th Sundays from 4:15 to 6 p.m.
City Council Ward 6 office Community Room
(3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716)


for renewing the best of the human spirit A call to community — sponsored by Sacred Space. “We have lost touch with the wisdom of our soul,” claims Thomas Moore in his book, Care of the Soul. “When soul is neglected, it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of meaning.” He does not define soul beforehand, but offers guidance to discover it in ourselves. “Definition is an intellectual enterprise; but the soul prefers to imagine….we know intuitively that soul has to do with genuineness and depth, as in ‘music has soul’ or a remarkable person is ‘soulful’ Soul is revealed in attachment, love and community”, often in dark places I’d add. “By caring for the soul we find relief from our distress and discover deep satisfaction and pleasure.”

In Moore’s approach we find that soul “accepts our human foibles, and it sees dignity and peace as emerging more from that acceptance than from any method of transcending the human condition.” His book is a “guide offering a philosophy of soulful living and techniques for dealing with everyday problems without striving for perfection or salvation.” This kind of spiritual life is “absolutely necessary for psychological health.”  But this path is neither religion nor psychology, but a subtle integration of the two, using wisdom from our experience and a deep sense of the humor that often ‘saves’ us. “The gifts of the soul are: fulfilling work, rewarding relationships, personal power, and relief from symptoms. We can’t just ‘think’ ourselves through them, because thinking itself is part of the problem.” Register by emailing John at drjdore@gmail.com or call 520-906-1768


Small Group: The Wisdom of Non-Duality with Michael Pellegrino

Starting Sunday August 25th

2nd and 4th Sundays from 4:15 to 6 p.m. City Council Ward 6 office

(3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716) 

This is a small group that will meet to share in contemplation, meditation and discussion the wisdom of non-duality. Non-duality means "not two", and refers to a mature state of consciousness, in which the dichotomy of a subject and an object (a me and a you) are "transcended". Source  material will primarily come from the Adviata Vedanta tradition (Non-dual Hinduism) but participants may share material from any tradition. This gathering may be considered as a worship group, not dissimilar to that of a Quaker meeting, with attendees sitting in silent meditation and contemplation, while encouraged to speak once "the Spirit finds you", thus the suggestion being that one should only speak if the message is good for the group and supports the whole .This  group will be facilitated by Michael Pellegrino, a long time yogi and  devotee of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Sri Ramanan Maharshi. Feel free to contact Michael directly at  rolfmovement@hotmail.com


Meditation Cats

Starting September 4th

Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30

Little Chapel 1052 N. Highland Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

Meditation Cats explore world wisdom traditions and contemplative practices to foster compassionate relationships with ourselves, each other, and the environment. 

In the past we've been introduced to: Repose, Positive Psychology, OM the sacred symbol, Kundalini Yoga, Sufi Mysticism, Christian Centering Prayer, the Chakras, Zen Buddhism, Shamanic Journeying, Sacred Holding meditation, Lectio Divina, Taoism's Chi-Kung, Mindfulness, and more.

“I know Sacred Space holds the consciousness for a unified vision for humanity.  Thank you.”