The Sunday Gathering

Sacred Space in Tucson is a weekly gathering for live music, inspiration from the world's spiritual traditions, and community connection. We meet on Sunday afternoons at 4:10 pm in the Community Room at Tucson City Council Ward 6, located at 3202 E 1st Street (one block south of Speedway, one block east of Country Club). 

Bands and teachers vary each week at this free and open non-faith and interfaith event for those who want to slow down, need a relaxed place for renewal, and who are curious about wisdom traditions but may not resonate with organized religion. Coupling contemplative wisdom with research-based practices, Sacred Space in Tucson is a gathering for those who seek to live a meaningful life. In addition to the weekly gathering, Sacred Space offers coaching, small groups and classes, all with the aim of bringing together inner resources to drive social change.

What happens at a gathering:

Live music by local musicians 
Welcoming words
​Wisdom story and practice
one practice will be taught and brieflypracticed
Music sit
Compassionate listening
Closing reading
participants are welcome 
to bring / lead future closing readings

As you can see from the schedule, with a different speaker and live musician every week, each gathering is radically different!

Your feedback is welcome. 

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November 26 Maria Luisa Ruiz Luna
WellWays: Self Compassion, Self-Flagellation & Your Individual Nature – An Introduction
Special Performance by puppeteer Gabriela Galup


Maria Luisa's Full Biography:

Maria Luisa Ruiz Luna is the creator of WellWays, a set of services designed to increase overall well-being, peace, and life joy that places special emphasis in honoring (not going against) our nature - both individual and biological. WellWays embraces who we are as individuals and as an animal species needing to learn how to adapt to modern society while ceasing the pointless self-flagellation attacks we and society impose on ourselves in an attempt to fit into models contrary to our DNA. A biologist by training and a science communicator at heart, Maria Luisa arrived in the Sonoran Desert 14 years ago to attend graduate school, obtained her Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, and has published her research on cognitive and behavioral science topics. Made in Peru, this upbeat woman has been teaching for a decade inTucson at Pima Community College, City High School, and the Public Library. She is the powerhouse behind the creation of Pima County Health Department’s program for mothers in poverty (“MAMA”). Maria Luisa draws on those and other experiences such as helping to develop Tucson Medical Center’s Live Well program to create workshops that offer an unusual combination of theory and practice. During the last couple of years she has focused on happiness, stress management, and self-acceptance skills. She has a bachelor's degree in biology, a master's in neuroscience and is a Mayo Clinic-trained Wellness Coach and Certified Community Health Advisor.



December 3 Megha Grace Morganfield

Music by Megha Grace Morganfield


December 10 Mark Holdaway

The Joy of Music: Connection

Music by Andrea