image54

Listening Circles & Small Groups


For more information, contact our small group coordinator,

Christina Micek at christinam123@gmail.com.


Wisdom Groups are 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.
 

Location: In Tucson, most circles and groups meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15 p.m.,

City Council Ward 6 Office (3202 E. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85716).

Or at someone’s home on different days.

Check this page often to see the current listing of circles and groups below.


1) LISTENING CIRCLE with Christina Micek
2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15 to 6 p.m.
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.

contact Christina at christinam123@gmail.com.

Drop-ins welcome.


2) NON-DUALITY GROUP with Michael Pellegrino

2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:15 to 6 p.m.

City Council Ward 6 Office at (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 Advaita 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.

Facilitated by Michael Pellegrino, a long time yogi and devotee of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Sri Ramanan Maharshi.

contact Michael at rolfmovement@hotmail.com.

Drop-ins welcome.


3) WOMEN'S CIRCLE with Krysta Kavenaugh

2nd Sundays 4:15 to 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.
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.


4) MEDITATION CATS

Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Little Chapel of All Nations (1052 N. Highland Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

Meditation Cats are young adults who explore world wisdom traditions and contemplative practices to foster compassionate relationships with ourselves, each other, and the environment. They get their name from the University of Arizona’s Wildcats mascot and meet on campus.

Drop-ins welcome.

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