Objectives


1. To be a place where relationship to the Divine, Self, others and the natural world is actively and intentionally nourished through the learning-teaching of spiritual practices, especially those of a contemplative nature

2. To make wisdom traditions more accessible in common life, offering more formative narratives to people than the consumer story

3. To make information on spiritual development more accessible to the public

4. To teach deeper ways of relating, listening, and thinking

5. To equip people with tools for spiritual growth and meaning-making

6. To make live, personal care through coaching more accessible in modern life

7. To increase and normalize contemplative mind in society

8. To help people think globally and act locally toward the end of contributing to a more just and compassionate society; to inspire service

9. To build local spiritual and social capital needed for social change

Social Impact


A Sacred Space gathering functions to:

• Build bridges with existing spiritual and faith-based communities in the Tucson area as their leaders are invited to speak with the weekly gathering.

• Serve as a compelling showcase of life’s meaning, aiding in the rescuing of the human imagination from the consumer mindset.

• Support the cultivation of an integral perspective and transformative leadership that is needed to address adaptive challenges of our day.

• Build spiritual and social capital for regional change. 

• Help the general public meet their spiritual needs in a nonsectarian, non-dogmatic way and be a doorway into wisdom traditions.

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Mission


To cultivate Compassion that leads to social justice so that all beings can thrive.



Vision

A place for spiritual growth rooted in wisdom traditions: 
Contemplation is a wellspring for just action. World peace is predicated upon inner peace. A spiritual awakening is a prerequisite for political and economic change required to address needs of sustainability. A Sacred Space gathering offers more than information - it includes community support for spiritual practice and provides an accessible place to receive it. To place those spiritual practices in the context of our wisdom traditions (the narratives and practices of world religions that reflect all of humanity) grounds spiritual development in a more illuminating narrative than only that of the individual ego. 

A place for spiritual refugees to gather in an interfaith context:
Sacred Space is a place where people who have been either disinterested or disenfranchised by organized religion can connect to meet the Sacred and learn spiritual practices in a non-dogmatic, non-creedal way. More than one wisdom tradition is always reflected, which cultivates the felt sense of spiritual freedom and the greater union shared by humankind that is beyond religious divisions.


A place for spiritual growth in the town square:
The movement of consciousness development needs to move beyond its buildings, digital networks, and cults of personality into so-called secular space to be accessed and informed by the mainstream public. Interdisciplinary space greatly supports the spiritual dialogue that is needed in our postmodern society.


A place for deeper connection, sense of belonging, and meaning-making:
Deeper relationships are cultivated through participatory music, silence, communal spiritual practice, ontological dialogue, generous listening and sustained reflection on and sharing about the Sacred in the midst of ordinary life.

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