Monday February 18  7:00-8:00pm
SFQer Rachel Pollard and Jenny Parker speaking on Master Lin’s upcoming March
Heal Yourself and Others with Spring Forest Qigong

Jenny Parkeris a certified teacher and healer in the practice of Spring Forest Qigong. She developed her command of this ancient science under the tutelage of International Grand Master Chunyi Lin.

Master Lin created Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) in the belief that everyone is born with the power to heal – ourselves and others. He has introduced this powerful, streamlined qigong practice to more than a quarter million people around the world during the past 25 years. On February 22, 23, and 24, Master Lin will return to the Triangle for a 3-hour introduction to Qigong Healing and Private Healing Sessions for the fourth year.

Jenny Parker is a member of the first group to complete SFQ’s stringent teacher and healer certification programs. She has led SFQ Practice Groups in the area for the past nine years and was named SFQ Practice Group Leader of the Year in 2017. She says that one of her greatest joys is in learning from her students as she shares the beauty and simplicity of SFQ – to help each person develop a practice that becomes uniquely their own.”

Rachel Pollard, MS, OTR/L has 20 years’ experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of traditional healthcare settings. Her passion for deep self-care practices and healing opened the door to studying alternative health modalities.

This journey led her to seek training with Grand Master Chunyi Lin, creator of Spring Forest Qigong. After experiencing a full healing of a knee injury during a Spring Forest Qigong event, she dedicated the past four years to learning, practicing and guiding others in applying the principles of SFQ in their daily lives. She is a graduate of the first Spring Forest Qigong Certified Healer program at Energy Healing International and a Certified Practice Group leader.

February 18, 2019: Master Chunyi Lin “Healing with Qigong” https://healingenergy.springforestqigong.com/2019-02-nc-chunyi-lin-qigong?_ga=2.268413582.1080858031.1549830370-1543717401.1549489042

February 17 & 19: Private Healing Sessions with Master Chunyi Lin:


Wednesday February 20  7:00-8:30pm
The Where is God? Readings

Join Andy for a spirited reading and discussion of his new book, Where is God? Topics include Time, Creation, Suffering, Religion, Spiritual Practice, Death, and MORE. Come experience God without limitation!


At the age of fifteen, Andy Ross discovered the presence of God through humor. He spent the next 15 years as a performance artist sharing the peace, love, and joy of God’s being with audiences in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Ross then returned to North Carolina to dedicate himself to the study of spirituality.
He received a BA in Religious Studies from North Carolina State
University and an MA in Contemporary Spirituality from Loyola University,
Chicago. He continues to teach and minister in North Carolina.www.andyrossministry.com


Sunday February 24 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


Tuesday February 26. 7:00-8:00pm
Accessing Personal Power Through Forgiveness
with Ken Anderson

Join me, Ken Anderson as we discuss the various avenues of approach to the topic of “Accessing Personal Power Thru Forgiveness”. Part of the evening will be devoted to an analysis of the indications for applying forgiveness to any situation, various benefits and justifications for forgiveness, and an overview of the three levels of forgiveness that I have spent 30 years working with. Written material will be available for those who wish to undertake the task of forgiveness independently.

I have been involved in conscious growth and meditation for over 40 years. I draw from my experience and experimentation with Depth Psychology, Transactional Analysis, and 12 Step work. I am a Silva Mind Control graduate with some experience with Transpersonal phenomena.
It will be a fun evening exploring our multidimensional heritage and ever present possibility for interpersonal healing and reunification.

Thursday February 28  7:00-8:30pm
Essential Oils with Sharon Billetter

Learn about the therapeutic health benefits that Young Living Essential oils can provide for you and your family. Sharon Billetter has been a Wellness Promoter for 4 years. She is also Reiki Level 1 trained and a wife and mom to twin boys.


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.)