You are not our customer. You are our cherished guest!
Now serving good-tasting kava and kratom drinks!
The organic alternatives to alcohol and prescription drugs!

Plus! Kava chocolate bars, tincture & hot chocolate!

We are also carrying a selection of vegan, raw, gluten-free, and organic pastries from The Vegan Lover & Luna’s Living Kitchen 

Evening events are free & no reservations needed but come early for great food and beverages! 

Chagdud_KhadroTuesday July 26 from 7:00-8:00pm
Chagdud Khadro LIVE! HERE!

Chagdud Khadro is the spiritual wife of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. She met Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 1978 and remained his devoted student for 23 years until his passing. She was ordained a lama in 1997 focusing on the methods to sustain deep, meaningful attention to mind’s continuity despite the disintegration of the dying body. In addition, her years breaking through her personal emotions as she deepened her Buddhist path has led her to methods for overcoming obstacles and seeing the wisdom essence of all emotions. Chagdud Khadro presently lives in Brazil as the spiritual director of Chagdud Gonpa, and travels teaching in North and South America and Europe.

On July 26th,  Jo Sanders and Cindy Palay will provide a brief introduction to the teachings that Chagdud Khadro will be giving August 27th and 28th at the Governors Club in Chapel Hill. They will share from their own personal experience as to what the teachings have meant for them in their lives, and how they use them to prepare for death, or to work with their emotions. This will be an informal discussion. All are welcome!

Saturday – August 27th –
Looking into the Mirror of Death to find purpose in Life and Peace in Dying
Everything is impermanent, even our own bodies. While this might bring up fear death is actually a brilliant mirror that brings us discernment about life’s priorities and a deep appreciation of the power of the mind. But, we must prepare both in ordinary ways and spiritually. Preparation is urgent because the time of death is uncertain.

Sunday – August 28th –
Emotions as Obstacles, Emotions as Wisdom
All of us want happiness for ourselves and others, but we often feel that our happiness is sabotaged by our negative emotions. Our emotions seem to be such a natural reaction to events and they appear difficult to change. Chagdud Khadro will introduce techniques of contemplation and meditation that will enable us to discover our own capacities for overcoming obstacles and appreciating the wisdom essence of all emotions.

If you wish to register please use this link or call Cindy Palay at 650-380-6358 or email her at cindy.palay@gmail.com

suzette1Thursday July 28 7-8:30 pm

Meditation, Teachings, and Q&A Experiences
With Suzette Faith Foster

Are you ready for an easier life, for more inner peace and to take your spiritual practice to the next level? If so, let Suzette be your guide and holder of sacred space for this transformation. Humanity is, individually and collectively, at a great crossroad. We are more powerful in numbers; so let’s create a path for peace and ease for us all to awaken more fully to the Truth of our Being. Meditation includes breathwork, toning, guided meditation, and divine transmissions through eye gazing in the silence, followed by a short teaching and Q&A. For full description of Suzette’s Meditation, also held in Raleigh on Tuesdays click here.
Visit her at her website: www.Choose2Thrive.com

JACKET 2  10-2015  B  FRONT lowSuzette Faith Foster, a speaker, author, healing facilitator, transformational coach, Golden-Orb Oneness Blessing Giver and inter-faith minister, is the owner of Choose 2 Thrive. She empowers others to move through life or health challenges and return to wellness. Her clients have avoided scheduled surgery, got off medicines, healed their pain, cancer, and addiction. Her own miraculous healing story featured in the nationally-released film I Hope You Dance is another testament that the body knows no boundaries.

Foster’s book Calling Back Your Power shares wisdom, stories, and tools to help the reader improve or even circumvent health and life challenges. The many personal and client stories bring these teachings to life—to inspire the reader to step into the truer, happier, and more prosperous version of themselves.

The book includes all the teachings, Truths and Beliefs that Foster embraced when she, like the late Christopher Reeve, became both paralyzed and stopped breathing. Foster helps the reader to create their own transformation—to put breath back into their life, undo indecision and move through challenges with intention and gratitude. A mother of two adult daughters, married to Bill Mosher, and living in Raleigh, she also enjoys yoga, biking, and hiking. Visit her at her website: www.Choose2Thrive.com

visions-posterFriday July 29  7:00-8:45pm
Visions of a Universal Humanity with Barbara Marx Hubbard
followed by a group discussion hosted by Betsey Downing

The second movie in the Humanity Ascending Series -In Visions, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard brings together some of the finest minds of our time, presenting us with positive, future scenarios for humanity based on the latest scientific, social and spiritual realities.


Barbara Marx Hubbard is one of the great elders and visionary pioneers in the fields of conscious evolution and future studies. A colleague of many 20th century pioneers like Abraham Maslow (founder of Humanistic Psychology) and Jonas Salk (creator of the polio vaccine), for decades she

co-founded leading-edge organizations like the World Future Society and the Association for Global New Thought; co-produced more than two dozen large conferences to uncover innovative synergies for whole-society evolution; promoted Soviet-American dialogue;
wrote a number of books including Conscious Evolution, Emergence, and The Evolutionary Journey; andhad her name placed in nomination for US Vice President on the Democratic ticket in 1984.

Her current work as president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution includes creating evolutionary networks, educational programs, videos, radio programs, and various initiatives to bring together people of diverse ideologies to revision world crises in co-creative evolutionary ways. She has been invited by Wisdom University to establish a chair in conscious evolution with the purpose of co-creating the new field of conscious evolution. Her main websites are barbaramarxhubbard.com and evolve.org.

betBetsey has been a yoga practitioner since 1972 and a meditator since 1974. Her teaching is a synergy of her core practices of meditation, pranayama, and asana. It is informed by decades of study of yoga and philosophical texts, writing, reflection, and personal growth work. Betsey has owned several studios, taught classes and workshops nationally and internationally, and developed Yoga Teacher Training Programs, specializing in progressive sequencing.

In addition to teaching local classes, in recent years Betsey has re-invented herself as a climate activist. She was trained as a Volunteer Climate Leader through the Climate Reality Project in August 2013 and has given numerous presentations about climate. Betsey joined The Citizen’s Climate Lobby in March 2015 and went to Washington, DC, in June 2015 to lobby Congress for a fee on carbon. She also participates in 350.org events. Betsey also feels strongly about the importance of racial justice and has joined SURJ, Showing Up For Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.

Betsey’s perspective is that we are living in extraordinary times, and she agrees with Paul Gilding that “This crisis presents what may be a ‘once in a civilization’ opportunity for a step change in human evolution, but one driven consciously rather than biologically”. Betsey holds a Masters Degree in Urban Education from Simmons College in Boston and a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology and Health Promotion from the University of Virginia.

AMAZINGSaturday July 30 7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Amazing Grace

William Wilberforce, who, as a Member of Parliament, navigated the world of 18th Century backroom politics to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Albert Finney plays John Newton, a confidante of Wilberforce who inspires him to pursue a life of service to humanity. Benedict Cumberbatch is William Pitt the Younger, England’s youngest ever Prime Minister at the age of 24, who encourages his friend Wilberforce to take up the fight to outlaw slavery and supports him in his struggles in Parliament.

Elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21, and on his way to a successful political career, Wilberforce, over the course of two decades, took on the English establishment and persuaded those in power to end the inhumane trade of slavery.

Romola Garai plays Barbara Spooner, a beautiful and headstrong young woman who shares Wilberforce’s passion for reform, and who becomes his wife after a whirlwind courtship. Youssou N’Dour is Olaudah Equiano. Born in Africa and sent as a slave to the Colonies, Equiano bought his freedom and made his home in London, where he wrote a best-selling account of his life and became a leading figure in the fight to end the slavery of his fellow countrymen.




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Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kava, large selection of organic teas, smoothies and lemonade, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals from Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries (from The Vegan Lover in Durham and Luna’s Living Kitchen in Raleigh), and fine chocolates from Matthews Chocolates in Hillsborough. 

During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)