Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik to perform music at Sacred Space Tucson


    The Sunday Gathering:

    September 3 Pam Hale Trachta

    Aging As A Spiritual Art

    Live music by Steve Kozachik (on guitar)

    “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.”



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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Ward 6 Councilman Steve K performed 5 songs on the guitar, which were existential and haunting songs of love and hope. Then Pam talked to the 70 people about the perception of aging, the challenges, creative opportunities. She spoke of her own journey with double vision problems at age 74, the fear/sadness/depression with health issues, but said that “to know where to land”. She emphasized concentrating on the lens of Oneness, to be part of the the Great Flow. She provided two practices of 5 koshas (concentric circles) and feeling inside your Heart to the inner “cave ” to relax & rest. Who is an artist of Life that you know, she asked the audience, and what did they teach you?What has brought you alive before? What is next for you? were questions she posed. Then she finished with a poem “The Boat” by her daughter Laura Weaver (you have not missed the boat, you are the boat). Pot luck followed with insightful conversations.

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