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

199468-1Saturday October 1 7:30-9:00pm
Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie: Seven Years in the Counterculture
A one-man play by author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind, set to photos and the music of the era!

The counterculture of the 60s and 70s has been viewed as everything from naive to hedonistic. However, most of these views were formed by observing the movement from the outside. “Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie” offers a vastly different perspective, one developed from within. After graduating college in 1968, Robert Roskind hit the road for seven years. Roskind’s travels lead him into the heart of the counterculture–to Esalen Institute, Tassajara Hot Springs, Big Sur, Vancouver Island, the communes of Oregon and North Carolina, Altamont Pop Festival, Mt. Shasta, the Haight-Ashbury and the “motherland”–Northern California. His personal odyssey, sometimes profane and funny, sometimes profound and serious, reveals this tumultuous era as a cultural and spiritual renaissance that birthed many of the solutions to problems humanity now faces.

me3Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.

 

 

 

Sunday October 2 open 1-6pm
with great food and beverages and a relaxing vibe!

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Dare to Dream – An evening with Intuitive Life Coach and Reiki Master  Kezia Renee Lechner

We are currently living in a dramatic, and challenging time of personal and planetary transformation and change. Yet, at the same time, the planet and all living beings upon her are receiving massive downloads of Higher Vibrational Light. It is a wonderful time to open into new things, and to manifest your desires ! Bring to the evening your visions and dreams, as well as any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issues you feel are holding you back.

If the group is small I will provide a personal mini – healing session to all whom attend. If the group is larger, I will work with two, three or four people to demonstrate Intuitive Life Coaching and Reiki/ Energy Healing. In either case, it will be an uplifting evening filled with restorative, and energizing Higher Light!

Kezia Renee Lechner recently moved to this area from Philadelphia.She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives.

To learn more about Kezia visit www.HeartofaHealer.com or contact her via email at keziarenee@gmail.com
1565220749Tuesday October 4 7:00-8:00pm
The Wisdom of the Elder Rastas of Jamaica
with Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of Rasta Heart: A Journey Into One Love

Since his pasing in 1981, Bob Marley’s music, like tribal drumming, has been sending out a message of love and freedom for all humanity. Twenty years later, Robert Roskind traveled to Jamaica to learn more about Rastafari – the people and philosophy that inspired his music. This life-changing odyssey through the towns, villages and mountains of this beautiful island, revealed not only the Rasta way of life but an ancient mystery as well.

IMG_1865Wednesday October 5 7:00-8:00PM
Silent Retreats
Belinda Macri of Clearwater Retreat

Clearwater Retreat features two “Silent Retreats” and more this Fall.
A very special Silent Retreat designed to heighten self awareness, nourish love of self and allow joy to bubble within. Today, a day to truly “Just Be” as we leave all realms of communication behind us and purely tune into self and our surroundings. This effortlessly unfolds at Clearwater Retreat as the richness of nature is ever so present, enlivening every one of our five senses.
Belinda will gracefully guide you on this journey to self. The experience of moving through the day in silence is a profound experience of awakening. Your day has been carefully crafted to allow for peace and love to radiate. Emotional and physical components will be cared forth with polarity therapy and movement/yoga. Emerge recharged and refreshed with greater focus and joy!! More at www.Clearwater-Retreat.org

katie-serino-thai-yoga-therapy-1Thursday October 6 7:00-8:30pm
Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine with Katie Serino

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine that originated in India and is over 5,000 years old. It aims to treat the root cause of a disease or imbalance rather than just treat the symptoms.
During this talk, you will be introduced to yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. You will learn about health and disease through the lens of this spiritually based and ancient health care system. Some topics we will discuss are:
What is health?
What is dis-ease?
What are the three causes of Disease?
How do the 5 Great Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, which are the basis of Ayurveda knowledge, show up in you and others? And how can this knowledge be helpful in bringing you to a more balanced state of health in your mind and body?

Katie Serino is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. She is also an experienced 500-hr registered yoga teacher, has a degree in Exercise Science, is a certified personal trainer and a pilates teacher. She loves combining all of her knowledge, skills and abilities to help people feel better in their bodies and minds so that they can pursue their higher spiritual goals. In addition to her healing arts practice, she is a passionate vegetable farmer, rock climber and mama. www.katieserino.com

ASCEFriday October 7 7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Humanity Ascending with Barbara Marx Hubbard
followed by open discussion hosted Betsey Downing

Humanity Ascending is a groundbreaking documentary series featuring author, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard. In this transformational series each DVD presents vital elements to awaken the codes for our own conscious evolution and offers direction, meaning and a vision toward our birth as a new humanity

OUR STORY: The Untold History of Humanity As Seen Through Evolutionary Eyes, the first DVD in the Humanity Ascending Series, spans the history of the evolutionary journey of our species from the big bang to current times, where we find ourselves precariously standing at the edge of conscious evolution or self-destruction. Our story is seen through evolutionary eyes as the unfoldment of a fourteen billion year journey of transformation, now pressing us forward to give birth within ourselves to a universal human and a universal humanity capable of coevolving with nature and cocreating with spirit. Our storyteller, Barbara Marx Hubbard, provides the unique perspective of viewing our history through what she terms as “evolutionary eyes” as the unfoldment of a fourteen billion year journey of transformation that is now pressing us forward to give birth to a new, never before seen, universal humanity. This compelling vision of hope sees us at an evolutionary edge where the old world is dying and the new world is being born. (40 minutes)

betBetsey Downing 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. Visit her website at https://betseydowning.com

Awake-The-Life-Of-YoganandaAwake-The-Life-Of-YoganandaSaturday October 8 7:00-9:00pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
AWAKE

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.

Sunday October 9 open 1-6pm
with great food and beverages and a relaxing vibe!

 

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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, a few 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 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.)

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