This class at TCMC meets twice per week. You may attend either class. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. If not, we have a limited number to share.

Lorelei and TCMC are supported by your generous donations. You may donate in-person or online here. The suggested donation is $7-15 on a sliding scale based on your financial situation.

TCMC and Lorelei are now offering private yoga classes. For more information or to sign up.

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BIPOC Peer-led In-person Practice Group

1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

This is a practice group for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). The pandemic has been an isolating time and it can feel nourishing to practice and connect with others who identify as BIPOC. We are a friendly group and beginners are welcome. There is a side room available for those who have children who do not need supervision. We practice for 30-minutes, followed by discussion. 

Where: TCMC 1147 N Howard Blvd.

COVID Safety: If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms please do not attend.

Donations:  TCMC is supported by your generous donations. We have a mortgage, utilities, and insurance expenses.  There will be an opportunity to make a donation at this event, or you may donate online here. Donations are optional and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Questions: Please email Celina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Facilitators:  

Celina Ramirez
Celina started practicing insight meditation regularly in 2006 after attending retreats at Spirit Rock in California. In summer 2022, she attended Spirit Rock's BIPOC Retreat and Family Retreat. She is a Tucson native and has worked at the University of Arizona for about 15 years.

John Ward
John has resided in Tucson, AZ for the past 5 years, relocating here after living on the east coast. He has attended retreats in Barre, Massachusetts at Insight Meditation Society, and was a sangha member at New York Insight.


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Meditating in Community with Blake Barton - an ongoing drop-in class

Meditation can help us find more happiness and tranquility in life. The purpose of this ongoing class is to create a community of meditators to support each other along the meditative path. Each class will begin with approximately 30 minutes of guided meditation exploring a wide variety of mindfulness meditation techniques. The guided meditation will have ample periods of silence to deepen your practice. This class is suited for beginners through advanced meditators.

Following a break, there will be a short talk on a meditation or mindfulness related topic. There will then be a period of Q&A and discussion. The discussion will allow for optional check-ins where you will have the opportunity to share your meditation experiences, challenges and wins. 

You will be given optional meditation or mindfulness challenges and homework to increase your motivation and understanding. For example, meditate at least 5 minutes per day for the next week. 

This class meets in person at TCMC. It is also offered in a hybrid format, so you may choose to attend in person or from home via Zoom. For those meeting in person, we enter the building through the back door, remove shoes and meet in the larger meditaiton hall in the front of the building.

Please refrain from wearing scented products (natural or unnatural) as some people are allergic.

You may also schedule a one-on-one meditation interview with Blake to talk about your meditation practice. 

April Topics
April 1 - Nurturing the Positive - guest teacher Stephen Villaescusa
April 8 - Working with Difficult Emotions
April 15 - How Karma Works
April 22 - Working with Aversion
April 29 - The Concept of Time (past, present and future)

When: Monday Evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 PM at TCMC 1147 N Howard Blvd in Tucson

Donations: This class and TCMC are supported by your generous donations. TCMC  has a building mortgage, utilities and insurance expenses.  The suggested donation is $5-10 per class or $20-40 per month. You may make a donation via Zelle, PayPal or credit card Here. You may donate via Venmo using this ID: @TCMC-Donate  You may also make a donation in-person. No one one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Registration: To register, email Blake at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please let me know if you want to attend in-person or via Zoom. For security reasons the Zoom link will change each month. Once you register, I will send out the Zoom link.

Contact: Blake Barton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 520-775-1626
 

Blake Barton - has been regularly practicing meditation for 21 years, and has been teaching meditation since 2012. He completed the 3 year Dharma Treasure meditation teacher training program. He has a passion for meditation and a lifelong interest in fitness, simple living, wellness, and health.

Classic Sunday Morning Sits - In-person

Please refrain from wearing scented products (natural or unnatural) as some people are allergic.

Please check the TCMC Schedule before attending, in case the teacher is ill and there is a last minute cancellation.

Start your week with a longer meditation sit supported by a group. Have you struggled to maintain a regular meditation practice or to sit for longer periods of time? This is a great opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and challenge yourself.  Please join us on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. We will now have one 50 minute uninterrupted meditation session, from 8:30 am to 9:20 am

On the first Sunday of each month we will have the Sitting Together program in-person with longer periods of sitting and walking meditation that will go from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at TCMC.  More Information

On the third Sunday of the month, Lhasha Tizer will be leading the Moving Into Stillness daylong retreat from 9:30am - 2:00pm in-person at TCMC.  More Information

We ask you not to attend if you are sick with COVID like symptoms.

Donations are gratefully accepted to help support TCMC. TCMC has mortgage, insurance and utilities expenses. If you prefer to donate online you may do so Here

For more information, contact Blake at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 520-775-1626

The next 3 week class series starts Apr. 9

Please register for the class HERE to receive the Zoom link.

Please go here for instructions for joining a Zoom class

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