NEW SUMMER HOURS! FROM MAY 19 to AUGUST 15 WE OPEN AT NOON EVERYDAY!
Now serving gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals from the incomparable Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic Counter Culture Coffee, organic Zhi Tea, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries from the area’s top pastry chefs, and fine chocolates. PLUS! Some days we have Veronique’s awesome gluten-free and regular savory vegetarian crepes!
Always free wifi & parking!
This week at the Oasis! Details at “Evening Music & Presentations”
All Our Events Are Free!.
Healing Meditation for the Planet with Barbara Janeway
Barbara Janeway leads a Prayer/Meditation group at The Oasis, this Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. This is an ‘action through prayer’ gathering, in which we begin with a centering journey into the love in our hearts. Then we name the planetary issues that concern us and follow with a period of silent meditation, in which each person can meditate or pray in their own way. Together we are creating a strong field of intention and holding love for the Earth and all of us beings who live here.
Barbara has taught small art classes for 20 years, and has led workshops in the art of sacred mandalas. She participates in Authentic Movement Dance, Re-evaluation Counseling, and Meditation. She feels that a very useful action we can do at this time in our human evolution is to meditate and pray together about affairs in our world.
Friday August 1 7:00-9:00pm
I AM is the story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac (LIAR LIAR, NUTTY PROFESSOR, BRUCE ALMIGHTY), who experienced a life threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: What s wrong with our world? and What can we do about it?
With a film crew of four, Tom visits some of today s great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists (Howard Zinn, Lynn McTaggart, Desmond Tutu, Thom Harmann, Coleman Barks) searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes all of the other problems, while simultaneously reflecting on this own life choices of excess, greed and eventual healing. We started by asking what s wrong wit the world, and ended up discovering what s right with it.
‘Amazing…’ –Ellen Degeneres
“Everyone needs to see this film! –Bruce Cohen, Academy Award Winning Producer (American Beauty)
“Entertaining and enlightening. The I AM Documentary is a spark of light and a work of love.” –Marianne Williamson, New York Times Best Seller
From a very early age, I was influenced by her mothers outspoken passion for music: from Shirley Bassey to the Carpenters, from Della Bossiers to Ella Fitzgerald. I started singing when I was born and took my first piano lessons at the age of 5. Soon I was composing my own songs and sang a lot in choirs, local events and home bathrooms. It wasn’t until I turned 18 and travelled with Up With People, that I got professional coaching and started to develop my true passion for performing. I performed jazz standards for a few years but soon there were children and a full time job and there was no more time for music. It took me 20 years to come where I am today: an old dream, a deep longing, my own album.
The Oasis is located in downtown Carrboro inside the Carr Mill Mall (behind Weaver Street Market between Elmo’s and Panzanella). With its 14-foot ceilings, polished wood floors, handcrafted decor, large windows and double glass doors opening into the broad hallway, it is one of the most beautiful and uplifting gathering spots in the area. In addition to tables and cushioned chairs, there is seating on pillows on the floor of a raised-platform area (shoes-optional). And yes there is plenty of free on-site parking and wifi!
During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge, serving the finest organic coffee, teas, and wines, and delicious pastries, and vegetarian meals. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment.
At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. Several nights a week, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.) where like-minded people can gather. On weekend nights we have Spiritual Cinema Night and live acoustic music with local and regional artists. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)