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The Southwest Sanctuary for Wisdom & Healing.

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Magical Sunday Experience Virtual Tour

At The Southwest Sanctuary for Wisdom and Healing *aka The Chi Center*, we aspire to be a nurturing ground for diverse communities and global wisdom traditions. Situated in the vibrant and historic valley of Galisteo, our sanctuary is a homebase for practices including Qigong, yoga, mindfulness, shamanism, energy medicine, non-religious spirituality, art, conscious leadership, and sustainable living. This is where ancient wisdom meets modern seekers, creating a unique tapestry of healing and growth.

Nestled in one of the oldest artist and healer communities, Galisteo has been a place of gathering and sanctuary for over 8,000 years, dating back to the Anasazi people. Our land is rich with ancient petroglyphs, each telling stories of a profound connection with nature and spirit. At TSS: The Southwest Sanctuary, we continue this legacy by offering a space where you can embark on a journey of coming home—to yourself, to your community, and to the natural world.

We believe in the power of collective energy and shared vision. TSS is not just a place, but a collaborative partner in the transformative journey for every individual and group that joins us. By fostering long-term relationships with spiritual leaders and healers, we co-create an ecosystem of wisdom and wellness that thrives on mutual support and respect.

The Sanctuary of Transformation & Connection in the Heart of the Southwest.

The magic of The Southwest Sanctuary lives in the healing we offer through stewardship, transformative practices, and community inclusion. Whether you are seeking peace through meditation in our underground kiva, energy healing under the wisdom of 400-year-old cottonwood trees, or the inspiration of the expansive views and vibrant skies, TSS offers a sanctuary where healing and growth are naturally cultivated. Visit our sacred land to experience the tranquility and transformation only found in the heart of the Southwest.

Magical Sunday Activities Schedule.

Morning Harmony: Brunch and Live Music [9AM — 11AM]

Sundays are sacred and magical. Each Sunday has a rotating, curated menu designed by talented regional chefs and invited presenters. We are committed to supporting local artists and musicians by organizing a celebration of community connection and personal growth.

Midday Spiritual Enrichment: Rotating Workshops [11AM — 12:30PM]

  • Twice a month: Engage in Wisdom Healing Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu, designed to balance your energy and awaken inner healing.
  • The last Sunday of the Month: Participate in a drumming and dancing circle led by Rick, where rhythm and movement fosters joy and community bonding.
  • Once a month: Explore an experiential workshop with other local teachers, offering insights into various spiritual traditions.

Afternoon Connection: Nature Hikes [12:30PM — 1:30PM]

Wrap up your visit by walking the land, guided by the rhythm and history of our vibrant and sacred grounds. Discover the natural beauty and tranquility of The Southwest Sanctuary –from ancient cottonwood trees, 8000-year-old petroglyphs, labyrinths, and energizing landscapes perfect for reflection and connection.

Upcoming Sessions

July

21

Karen Jones Meadows

Speaker

Karen Jones Meadows uses her gifts, as an intuitive-psychic conduit; performing arts writer, actor, and producer; visual artist; and individual and community workshop and ceremony facilitator;

to assist individuals and groups of all persuasions to harmonize their energies on their inner and outer planes of expression, and then share these new levels of grounded wholeness with the world. Whether used globally or for a singular family, the expanded frequencies result in a ripple effect of more harmony on the planet and beyond. She helps people navigate the maze and amazement that is their harmonized life.

Electron Farm

Musician

EDM, electronica, Nusoul, house, Nu jazz and funk become increasingly blurred, a new generation of recording artist is emerging. Neither exclusively organic nor exclusively electronic, these artists are redefining the parameters of modern music.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Linling

Chef

Tito Rios is an acoustic guitarist currently living in Santa Fe, NM. With over 41 years of playing guitar, his playing is articulate, clean and expressive. His rich and unique style is the result of his love for music from many different cultures.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Living Your Wholeness From The Inside Out:

“Creating Altars That Alter” With Karen Jones Meadows

July 21st, 2024 [ 11am-12:30pm ]

Learning how to create personal Altars That Alter is a lifelong tool for growth and fulfillment.

You will learn how to play in, be empowered by and synthesize the four-squared-fields: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.

Utilizing things such as heirlooms and toys, to found-items in nature, you will begin a conversation with your inner and outer guides to discern what is actually important to you. The design becomes a playful dance between your desires and your wholeness!

The process inspires evolution and self-expression from the inside out, giving a physical destination for your prayers and manifestation.

July

28

Rick & Judy Drum Circle

Speaker

Drumming Circle with Rick Cormier

This session is free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $20

Music by Rick (drums) & Judy (flute) during brunch. Drumming Circle begins at 11 am led by Rick. “Ours is an open, freestyle community drum circle. 

We are a diverse group of people sharing a common experience. During the process of creating music together, we create community. Our emphasis is on intuitive, improvised, and emotive rhythms rather than rehearsed or traditional ones. We welcome your ‘voice’ in our group song.”

Rick Cormier is the author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles” and the founder of “Different Drummers Drum Circle”. He brings humor and delight to the experience and feelings of life

Roadside Distraction

Musician

Marc and Paula Rhae Malin have released their latest album, Roadside Distraction, also the name of their band. An eclectic mix of New Orleans influenced jazzy folkabilly blues.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Linling

Chef

Tito Rios is an acoustic guitarist currently living in Santa Fe, NM. With over 41 years of playing guitar, his playing is articulate, clean and expressive. His rich and unique style is the result of his love for music from many different cultures.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Aug.

04

Alberto Villoldo

Speaker

Alberto is founder of the world-renowned Four Winds Society and of the Light Body School. In his teachings and writings, he shares the experience of infinity and its ability to heal and transform us, to free us from the temporal chains that keep us fettered to illness, old age and disease.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Corn Music Band

Musician

Santa Fe’s Blue Corn Band, formed in 2020, is a trio that delivers a unique “home-grown” acoustic experience. 

Blending world music, Spanish influences, and blues, their eclectic sound is crafted with guitars, bass, and the exotic handpan. Inspired by artists like Khruangbin, Jesse Cook, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blue Corn Band creates original compositions that reflect their diverse musical roots. Their performances showcase a captivating fusion of global rhythms and local flavor, inviting audiences on a journey through their distinctive acoustic landscape.

Cheryl Casden Carpenter

Chef

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

CHANGING THE WAY WE LIVE AND DIE

“The Magic of Shamanism” with Alberto Villoldo

August 4th, 2024 [ 11am-12:30pm ]

We believe that every individual is a part of the greater whole, and carries a certain responsibility towards other living beings and our Mother Nature.

Aug.

11

SF Soul Center

Speaker

Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine is your sanctuary for holistic health and vitality, nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. 

For over 19 years, we’ve been dedicated to pioneering integrative and regenerative approaches to healthcare. Led by Dr. Robyn Benson, our passionate team combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge technology to empower you on your journey to optimal wellness. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, revitalization through IV therapies, or transformative regenerative treatments such as PRP and Ozone therapies, we’re here to support your holistic health goals. Experience a personalized approach that honors your unique path to healing at Santa Fe Soul.

Michael Manzanares

Musician

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Anusha

Chef

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

“Unlocking Vitality: Enhance Your Health, Energy, Sleep, Hormones, Sex, and Brain Power”

August 11th, 2024 [ 11am-12:30pm ]

An inspiring and empowering discussion with Dr. Robyn Benson, Dr. Christi Alsop, and Matthew Moody NP, from Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine.”

Aug.

25

Rick & Judy Drum Circle

Speaker

Drumming Circle with Rick Cormier

This session is free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $20

Music by Rick (drums) & Judy (flute) during brunch. Drumming Circle begins at 11 am led by Rick. “Ours is an open, freestyle community drum circle. 

We are a diverse group of people sharing a common experience. During the process of creating music together, we create community. Our emphasis is on intuitive, improvised, and emotive rhythms rather than rehearsed or traditional ones. We welcome your ‘voice’ in our group song.”

Rick Cormier is the author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles” and the founder of “Different Drummers Drum Circle”. He brings humor and delight to the experience and feelings of life

Ronald Roybal

Musician

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Anusha

Chef

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

“Unlocking Vitality: Enhance Your Health, Energy, Sleep, Hormones, Sex, and Brain Power”

August 11th, 2024 [ 11am-12:30pm ]

An inspiring and empowering discussion with Dr. Robyn Benson, Dr. Christi Alsop, and Matthew Moody NP, from Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine.”

Sept.

01

Master Mingtong Gu

Speaker

Master Mingtong will teach the essence of Wisdom Healing Qigong and its benefit for realizing your true potential. He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Ronald Roybal

Musician

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

Cheryl Casden Carpenter

Chef

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

“Unlocking Vitality: Enhance Your Health, Energy, Sleep, Hormones, Sex, and Brain Power”

August 11th, 2024 [ 11am-12:30pm ]

An inspiring and empowering discussion with Dr. Robyn Benson, Dr. Christi Alsop, and Matthew Moody NP, from Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine.”

May

26

Roadside Distraction

Marc and Paula Rhae Malin have released their latest album, Roadside Distraction, also the name of their band. An eclectic mix of New Orleans influenced jazzy folkabilly blues.

June

16

Master Mingtong Gu

Master Mingtong will teach the essence of Wisdom Healing Qigong and its benefit for realizing your true potential. He will guide a meditation & teaching practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power, and open the gateway to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

June

16

Ronald Roybal

Native American Flute and Spanish Classical/Fusion Latin Jazz Guitar Experience a taste of the Land of Enchantment.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

March

26

Chris Harrell

Chris Harrell is a folksie grassroots singer/songwriter who offers soulful acoustic songs of journey, insight, love, and curiosity. His current gigs include singing for hospital patients with his wife Lisa, singing for travelers on Sky Railway and the Lamy Depot, and especially singing for seekers at the Chi Center! He is a retired educator from NM public schools, living in Eldorado.

March

31

Rick & Judy Cormier

Drumming Circle with Rick Cormier

This session is free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $20

Music by Rick (drums) & Judy (flute) during brunch. Drumming Circle begins at 11 am led by Rick. “Ours is an open, freestyle community drum circle. We are a diverse group of people sharing a common experience. During the process of creating music together, we create community. Our emphasis is on intuitive, improvised, and emotive rhythms rather than rehearsed or traditional ones. We welcome your ‘voice’ in our group song.”

Rick Cormier is the author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles” and the founder of “Different Drummers Drum Circle”. He brings humor and delight to the experience and feelings of life

March

31

Cynthia Jurs

Begin your day with an intimate breakfast session featuring Cynthia Jurs, a renowned dharma teacher, and author of Summoned by the Earth: Becoming a Holy Vessel for Healing Our World. Dive into Cynthia’s inspiring journey, as she shares stories from her path of sacred activism, and her mission to plant Earth Treasure Vases around the world. This session will not only offer insights into Cynthia’s profound work but also include a book reading and signing opportunity. Don’t miss this chance to connect personally with Cynthia and explore her upcoming retreat at the center, “Summoned by the Earth.”

Rick Cormier is the author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles” and the founder of “Different Drummers Drum Circle”. He brings humor and delight to the experience and feelings of life

RSVP Here: Magical Sundays at The Southwest Sanctuary for Wisdom & Healing.

Please be sure to RSVP for Brunch.

Brunch Buffet & Live Music (9AM - 11AM)

Spiritual Presentation/Workshop (11AM - 12:30PM)

Nature Hike (1PM - 2PM)

RSVP Below and Bring Your Debit/Credit Card to Pay at the Door (no cash)

BRUNCH, MUSIC, SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP,  PROPERTY TOUR — $35

$35

$40 for Both

Healing and Spiritual Workshops can be attended in-person or online. Members of QFLM/Connection enjoy complimentary access.

RSVP By Completing This form

By entering your US or Canadian mobile number, you will grant access to SMS text messaging regarding essential announcements and reminders about Chi Center programs. You can opt out of text messages anytime by texting STOP or contacting us at support@chicenter.com. By providing your phone number, you also agree to our Privacy Policy. Consent is not a condition of participation and/or purchases. Message frequency will vary. Message and data rates may apply. (Sorry, SMS messaging is not available outside of US/Canada).

We're thrilled that you're interested in volunteering! Each week you volunteer you'll be treated to brunch, FREE! To get started, kindly share your details with us below.

Full Name *
Mobile Number *
City/Town *
Email *
Select all volunteer activities that appeal to you: *
Please Tell us a bit about you. Ask Questions and Add Comments here. Tell us the dates you’d like to volunteer (Sundays from 8:30am - 1:30pm). *

RSVP Here: Magical Sundays at The Chi Center.

Brunch Buffet & Live Music (9AM - 11AM)

Spiritual Presentation/Workshop (11AM - 12:30PM)

Nature Hike (1PM - 2PM)

RSVP Below and Bring Your Debit/Credit Card to Pay at the Door (no cash)

Brunch only — $20

healing & spiritual workshop Only — $20

$40 for Both

Healing and Spiritual Workshops can be attended in-person or online. Members of QFLM/Connection enjoy complimentary access.

RSVP By Completing This form

By entering your US or Canadian mobile number, you will grant access to SMS text messaging regarding essential announcements and reminders about Chi Center programs. You can opt out of text messages anytime by texting STOP or contacting us at support@chicenter.com. By providing your phone number, you also agree to our Privacy Policy. Consent is not a condition of participation and/or purchases. Message frequency will vary. Message and data rates may apply. (Sorry, SMS messaging is not available outside of US/Canada).

Imagine a haven where Sundays shimmer with enchantment. Where brunch unfolds under a sky spun with golden hues, each bite a symphony of flavor. Where live music washes over you in waves of emotion, and vibrant art ignites your senses. Where laughter fills the air as you connect with your community.

Location: 40 Camino Vista Clara, Lamy, NM 87540 (30 minutes from Santa Fe). Click here for directions.

Please be sure to RSVP for Brunch.
We’re going cashless!  Debit/Credit Card payments are preferred.

We're thrilled that you're interested in volunteering! Each week you volunteer you'll be treated to brunch, FREE! To get started, kindly share your details with us below.

Full Name *
Mobile Number *
City/Town *
Email *
Select all volunteer activities that appeal to you: *
Please Tell us a bit about you. Ask Questions and Add Comments here. Tell us the dates you’d like to volunteer (Sundays from 8:30am - 1:30pm). *
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Magical Sunday Experience Virtual Tour

Upcoming Sessions

May

19

Master Mingtong Gu

Master Mingtong will teach the essence of Wisdom Healing Qigong and its benefit for realizing your true potential in the New Year of 2024. He will guide a meditation practice to reconnect with your essence, rediscover your power and open the gate to your greater capacity for health, healing and happiness.

Master Mingtong Gu is the Master Teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong and the founder of the Chi Center.

May

19

Chris Harrell

Chris Harrell is a folksie grassroots singer/songwriter who offers soulful acoustic songs of journey, insight, love, and curiosity. His current gigs include singing for hospital patients with his wife Lisa, singing for travelers on Sky Railway and the Lamy Depot, and especially singing for seekers at the Chi Center! He is a retired educator from NM public schools, living in Eldorado.

Rick Cormier is the author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles” and the founder of “Different Drummers Drum Circle”. He brings humor and delight to the experience and feelings of life

The Chi Center Community Cafe.

We believe that great food and great company go hand in hand. Our community cafe is more than just a place to eat – it’s a gathering spot where neighbors become friends and conversations flow as freely as our freshly brewed coffee. Join us Fridays through Tuesdays and select from a simple, scrumptious menu, respond to our conversation starters, play a game, or gather by the warm fire. Join friends to share Connections, come to our Hearts, and discover our Insights, especially in this Santa Fe Winter season of reset, resource, and renewal.

ADDRESS: 40 Camino Vista Clara, Galisteo, Nm 87540, United States

EMAIL: rose@chicenter.com

Open Hours

Community Cafe FRIDAY & Saturday Monday & Tuesday (8AM -10:30AM) Sunday Brunch (9am - 11am)

Breakfast & Brunch $25

SUNDAY (9AM -12:30PM)

Brunch Buffet (9AM - 11AM)

Spiritual Presentation/Workshop (11AM - 12:30PM)

$25 Brunch only $20 Program only $40 for Both

Vacation Suites at the Chi Center.

Our suites embrace you in blissful comfort, designed to melt away every stress and nourish your soul. Sink into sumptuous bedding, let the world’s worries fade, and wake up to a vista that rekindles your spirit.

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Experience the winter magic of an oasis in a high desert

Sanctuary Lodge Lake View Suite

$250-500/night

Allows pets

Internet

Fireplace

Water View

Mountain

Forest

Desert

Sleeps 5 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (1 full, 1 half)

Sanctuary Lodge Spiral Suite

$250-500/night

Internet

Fireplace

Water View

Mountain

Forest

Desert

Sleeps 5 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (1 full, 1 half)

"Zuni" Suite Expansive Skies

$150-190/night

Internet

Water View

Mountain

Forest

Desert

Sleeps 2 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Magical Sundays

Community Cafe

Vacation Suites