Thursday January 17. 7:00-8:30pm
Meditation and Healing Workshop
with Tom Spector, PhD Meditation and Healing

Tom’s Meditation Workshop is for everyone, even people who believe they could never meditate. Learn techniques to calm your busy mind and experience your precious Inner Being. Some healing techniques will also be presented. Tom is internationally regarded as a refreshingly effective meditation teacher. His teachings are clear and easy to follow. They combine profound meaning with light humor. Participants regularly enjoy the benefits of meditation. Many have life-transforming experiences.

Tom began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University. He was struggling not only with the curriculum, but also with anger and a battered down self-esteem. Meditation clarified issues and elucidated the paths forward. Tom then completed the full PhD Program in record time. He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976. Tom’s book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing and CD, Meditation and Healing, will be available at a discount. Tom lives in North Carolina with his wife, Joanna, who teaches yoga at their studio. Learn more about meditation and yoga at www.hathahouse.com.

Saturday January 19 7:30-9:00pm

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram.


Monday January 21  7:00-8:30pm
Introducing Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm

Hart’s Mill is an evolving community on 112 acres of land located in Orange County between Hillsborough and Mebane. The farm is already
productive, and we are finalizing the designs for approximately 32 housing units, both single-family and shared. We are looking for  additional members to help us build our vision of a cooperative,  sustainable, and creative ecovillage. Join Hart’s Mill members Marilyn  Grubbs and Richard Pinneau tonight, to explore how ecovillages can contribute to greener, more harmonious living in the 21st Century.


Tuesday January 22  7:00-8:00pm
Happiness with Judy Halliwell-Holistic Master Energy Practitioner

At our core we desire to be loved. Why then do we seem to at all cost make ourselves available to love and fail? With divorce and drug addiction rate at a record high what are we doing wrong? What have we missed? The world seems to be in struggle. Why are we struggling? What do we need to know? Do you feel that your life has been lived on an endless treadmill or roller coaster? Come join me and learn; to be aware of what you continue to create and why, recognize and release the repeating patterns that inhibit your happiness and begin to define your life with peace, love, joy, and abundance.

Judy has been a certified Holistic Master Energy Practitioner since 2005, a Kinesiology Professional, Certified and Clinical Hypnotherapist, intuitive counselor, teacher, Reiki Master, non-denominational minister, and creator of the paradigm “The Reflections of Harmony”™ Knowledge of Wholeness. Judy’s goal to help people find inner peace, relaxation, and balance so that they may continue to grow, move forward and enjoy life.She served as an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Susan Baker who was the key Speaker at 1st World Congress, Vienna on Resilience Therapy. She has Degreed in Metaphysics at the Natural Psychic School of Metaphysics and is an Ordained Minister, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Metaphysics as well as a Certified Sacred Heart Yoga Instructor.
Contact information: 412-559-2573 interiorchanges@aol.com Judyhalliwell.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s9_Nlx974g



Sunday January 27 6:30-8:30pm

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace! We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them.

For detailed information on each session, see https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization.

Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!  Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander

Tuesday, Jaunuary 29th  7:00-8:15pm
Essential Oils Workshop with Irina Teixeira

Essential oils are natural compounds that are found in plants. They give plants, flowers and fruits their aromatic smell and have been used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications for thousands of years. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils can be used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless. Essential oils are a natural way to accomplish a healthy lifestyle because they work on the mind, body and spirit. Come and learn how use essential oils to unleash the potential of these natural remedies, take control of your health and lower your pharmacy bills.

Irina Teixeira is a doTerra Health and Wellness Advocate. Her role in the community is to teach workshops on empowering people to make healthy and natural decisions with respect to their health care choices. For more information, visit www.doterra.com or contact Irina at 336-213-2869 – mysticgroveoils@gmail.com.

Wednesday January 30 7:00-8:30pm
Guidance-based Decision Making from the Heart, Mind & Spirit
with Belinda Macri of Clearwater Retreat & Robert Roskind of Oasis



Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, large selection of organic teas, smoothies, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries 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.)