Now serving good-tasting kava
The organic alternative to alcohol!
Plus! Kava chocolate bars & hot chocolate!
You are not our customer. You are our cherished guest!
Evening events are free & no reservations needed!
Thursday November 26 CLOSED! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Unfortunately, due to Carr Mill Mall restrictions we have had to cancel our
Vegan Thanksgiving Feast!
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.
“Using a seamless mix of re-creations and fascinating true footage, this very even-tempered documentary takes its audience all the way through a saint’s life, from his first sensations in the womb to that moment in 1952 when, having recited a poem to a large crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, he exited his body just like that….In between those events he changed the Western world.” – From the Maui Film Festival website
Saturday November 28 7:00-10:00pm
(open at 11am & music starts around 8pm)
Russ Corvey Live! Free!
A life-long student of guitar, Russ studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music before forming the popular smooth jazz act Indigo City. Russ toured nationally in support of 1998′s Samba Electrique CD, performed at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival and on Norwegian Cruise Lines 2000 All-Star Smooth Jazz Cruise along with Kirk Whalum, The Rippingtons, Ken Navarro and others. Russ has composed and recorded three contemporary jazz albums and in 2002 composed a full length contemporary ballet, “Arriving in Indigo City.” Visit online at www.russcorvey.wix.com/russ-corvey.
Sunday November 29 open 1-6pm
with great food, beverages and a relaxing vibe!
PLUS!!!! from 4-6pm
Stellaria with Cindy Crossen will be enhancing the vibe with their musicI
Kava Happy Hour – 2 for price of 1
Soulful Songs for the Season with Stellaria
Stellaria invites you to join us in kindling the heart(h)fire for the season to come — by sharing our soulful songs for the season — as we slow down, turn inward, embrace the fall, and welcome the winter season to come. We will play piano and flute, as well as guitar and banjo songs, and we’ll also do some songs that you can sing with us.
Stellaria is a women’s duo performing original, sacred, lively, and heartfelt music. Cynthia Crossen and Lea Clayton blend their voices in angelic harmonies, a capella or accompanied by various combinations of guitar, banjo, piano, and flute. The wonderful Farrunnissa from Jewelsong will join us with her luscious harmonies, percussion, and beautiful energy. Stellaria sings for compassion, community, connection, the sacredness of our earth, kindness to each other, and the recognition of women’s voices. Learn more about Cynthia’s music at cynthiasongs.com, and listen to some of Stellaria’s songs at cynthiasongs.com/music/stellaria/ .
In this compelling film, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning. The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society – which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation – are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back. Through the intertwined stories of an overachieving businessman, a mother of two seeking her own expression in the world, and a director trying to make a name for himself, this entertaining film not only inspires, but also teaches us how to create a life of meaning and purpose.
About the Actor
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He is the author of more than 30 books, has created numerous audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Many of his books have been featured as National Public Television specials. Wayne holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. Johns University in New York.
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, 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.)