Now serving gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals from the incomparable Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic Counter Culture Coffee, organic Zhi Tea, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries from the area’s top pastry chefs, and fine chocolates. PLUS! Some days we have Veronique’s awesome gluten-free and regular savory vegetarian crepes! 

                                  Always free wifi & parking!

This week at the Oasis! Details at “Evening Music & Presentations”
All Our Events Are Free!



Wednesday October 22  7:00-8:00pm
Preparing for Shadow Work with Giles Carwyn 

I have invited Giles to the Oasis for a brief exploration into Shadow Work.  I am hoping to plant some seeds with the intention of bringing him and his co-facilitator Christen Burns back to our community for a full weekend seminar sometime early next year.  – David Burton

The C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle does an excellent job of discussing and explaining the nature of our shadow. Giles’ mission is around facilitating people’s exploration of their own shadow. The term “shadow” was first used by Carl G. Jung to describe the repressed or denied part of the Self. Robert Bly popularized this idea in A Little Book on the Human Shadow.  “As infants we expressed the full breadth of our human nature, without editing or censoring. As we grew up, however, we learned that certain [parts of ourselves] were unacceptable to the people around us.  So, we learned to repress those [parts]; the ones that got us hurt.” According to Bly, it was as if we threw these unacceptable qualities over our shoulder into a bag, which we’ve been dragging around behind us ever since.”

Shadow Work™ is a compassionate, non-shaming, psychologically sophisticated method of looking at our current struggles in life, connecting them back to early wounds and the shadows that arose to protect us from those wounds. Once these core dynamics are intellectually understood they can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually shifted through a number of different Shadow Work processes. Paradoxically, these processes feel both very safe and very powerful at the same time and can produce profound and lasting shifts in identity in a very short time.

I described my recent experience at a seminar he and Christen led in Asheville as…”Going into the weekend I was emotionally ambivalent. I had been participating in shadow work for a few years in a more limited setting but still had a major obstacle that I have been confronting for my whole life. I was ready for a change but was fearful that a real breakthrough would be elusive. During my process, I experienced an emotional release from the catacombs of my soul. Sounds corny, feels amazing. As I look back I realize that I have been gifted with an unencumbered will and an empowered heart.”  -David Burton

This introductory meeting will be an opportunity to meet Giles as he briefly introduces the ideas behind Shadow Work and leads some exercises that will share a taste of what a longer Shadow Work seminar would be like.

Giles Carwyn  – Certified Shadow Work Coach and Facilitator.

Giles is a novelist, screenwriter, father and community leader of the Asheville, North Carolina ManKind Project.  His passion for Shadow Work stems from a lifelong calling to dig under the surface, find the compassionate truth and bring it forth into the world.



Thursday October 23 7:00-8:00pm
Embodying Chinese Medicine Series: Metal Element as Refinement of Resources with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss L.Ac.

The fall corresponds to the Metal element that represents the harvest from the Earth, a time of separating and letting go of what is unnecessary from that which is pure. The Chinese medicine organs that correspond to the Metal element are the Lungs and Large Intestine. Come enjoy and evening of embodiment practices: Acupressure, Qi Gong movement, meditation, and self-reflection to cultivate one’s capacity to “take in the new and let go of the old in order for true transformation to occur”.

Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and Reiki practitioner in private practice in Durham since 2005.  She is also a certified practitioner and instructor of the Hands on Health the Maya Way and Self Care Level 1 class of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.  She incorporates Maya spiritual healing into a session when appropriate, as taught to her by Dr. Rosita Arvigo.  Her focus is to live fully present and embodied and help others do so. Visit her practice at http://www.armoniahealth.com/

SPECIAL!! (in addition to our Friday night Evolving Women’s Event-see below)!!
Friday Afternoon October 24  5:30-6:30pm

An Afternoon of Musical “Tapas”
Spanish and French music for flute and guitar

Miguel Charosky 2-2

Born in Argentina, Miguel Charosky studied the guitar with Irma Costanzo in Buenos Aires. Once graduated, he went to Germany for further study with Eliot Fisk at the Musikhochschule of Cologne.

Winner of prizes at many competitions in Argentina, he was awarded first prize at the prestigious international Andrés Segovia Competition in Columbia in 1982. He followed this success by other prizes at the International Competitions of Geneva (1988) and Munich (1989).

Miguel Charosky has taught the guitar in several music conservatoires in Buenos Aires and in Switzerland, where he is living since 1990. He is now teaching at the Conservatoire Populaire de Genève being the dean of the Guitar Department since 2004. He has also taught at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève and given master classes in the United States and in Argentina.

In addition to his recitals of solo guitar and chamber music (duets with violin, flute and voice), Miguel Charosky has performed as soloist with orchestras in South America, the United States, and in Europe. Particularly interested in 20th century music, he has introduced several works of Argentinian composers into the repertoire of contemporary music. His concern for the interaction between word and music is exemplified in his work as accompanist to singers and in his involvement in theatrical productions and poetry recitals.

Alma Coefman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She played in numerous chamber music concerts in Argentina, Japan, Italy, Canada and United States. She was also member of different contemporary music ensembles. As a soloist she performed with the Camerata Accademica di Padova (Italy), the Cardenal Newman Orchestra (Argentina), the Tsukuba City Orchestra (Japan) and the Concordia Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton).
Alma Coefman was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the National Radio of Argentina, The Orchestra of the Catholic University, the Cardenal Newman Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires (Colón Theatre) She also performed in several groups devoted to the diffusion of Argentinean and Latin-American music, such as Nuevos Aires, Maíz, Tango Gotán, and Aires del Sur. She taught at diverse institutions like the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, the Juan José Castro Conservatory and the Alberta College Conservatory. Now she continues teaching and playing with her freelancing chamber music performances in the United States.

Hosted by the Jewels of Jewelsong, with empowering discussion/reflection afterwards about acting locally — all ideas and reports welcomed!


Friday October 24 7:00-9:00pm
Movies-That Matter/ Spiritual Cinema
Taking Root

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
Taking Root is the most comprehensive, in-depth film about Wangari Maathai available. It was made in close collaboration with her during the last decade of her life.



Saturday October 25 7:00-10:00pm
JEWELSONG LIVE! (Music begins around 8pm)
Fundraiser for Chapel Hill Unity Center of Peace

Jewelsong is an eclectic women’s vocal ensemble who share the joy of music through inspirational songs from many different spiritual traditions. Betsy Bickel, Farrunnissa Lila Rosa, Marilyn Grubbs, and Sofianna Sue-Anne Solem have been musicians most of their lives and have been singing together since 2002. They sing regularly at faith gatherings around the Triangle, at the Carrboro Music Festival, and have performed at the NC State Green Party Convention, the NC Dennis Kucinich rally, the “Surrounded By Light” benefit concert for Mark Malachi at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, and as part of the area-wide “Art and the Feminine Divine” project. Jewelsong was honored to be the featured guest artists at the “Passion of the Mother” ArtShine grand opening in 2004. They have composed and/or arranged most of their songs.

Unity Center of Peace
Unity Center of Peace is part of the New Thought movement that embraces a positive path for spiritual living. We come together to center in Spirit, connect with other positive-minded people, and to celebrate life!
· We are warm, inclusive, heart-centered and lively.
· We are Interspiritual — drawing from many wisdom traditions.
· We are students of the Spiritual Laws of the Universe.
· We utilize meditation and affirmative prayer to activate the peace, joy, love and abundance that are available to us at every moment.
· We recognize and celebrate the good in our lives.
· We are here to support you in satisfying your longing for spiritual meaning and realizing your full potential.
- We are LGBT friendly! Always have been and always will be!
· We look forward to learning from and with you!


Sunday October 26 1pm-6pm
Open with great food and drink and a relaxing vibe!

The Oasis is located in downtown Carrboro inside the Carr Mill Mall (behind Weaver Street Market between Elmo’s and Panzanella). With its 14-foot ceilings, polished wood floors, handcrafted decor, large windows and double glass doors opening into the broad hallway, it is one of the most beautiful and uplifting gathering spots in the area. In addition to tables and cushioned chairs, there is seating on pillows on the floor of a raised-platform area (shoes-optional). And yes there is plenty of free on-site parking and wifi!


During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge, serving the finest organic coffee, teas, and wines, and delicious pastries, and vegetarian meals. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment.

At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. Several nights a week, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.) where like-minded people can gather. On weekend nights we have Spiritual Cinema Night and live acoustic music with local and regional artists. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)