You are not our customer. You are our cherished guest!
Now serving good-tasting kava drinks!
The organic alternative to alcohol!

Plus! Kava chocolate bars, tincture & kava hot chocolate!

We are also carrying a selection of vegan, raw, gluten-free, and organic pastries from The Vegan Lover & Luna’s Living 

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

CHRISTuesday May 24 7:00 – 8:30pm
Vaastu Science – Space Consciousness and the Building Codes of Awakening
with Abhi Sivadas Archarya and Chrystina Elle Passanisi

The ancient Rishis of India understood that the spaces we build, our towns, temples, and houses, have a direct effect on our inner being and the quality of our experience in all aspects of our life. They knew that by employing special codes, spaces can be built that create enlightenment. This evening we will journey together into the heart of this ancient secret, the Vaastu effect. We will come to understand how this ancient technology can be used in modern building to create profound happiness and well-being, achievable in our own communities, our own backyard.

“When inner space and outer space resonate together in harmony then peacefulness,vitality, health, prosperity and dynamic, ecstatic creativity become the natural order and effortless experience.” Brahmarishi Mamuni Mayan, progenitor of Vaastu Science

Abhi Sivadas Archarya is an artist, designer and builder from Kerala, India. He is a lineage bearer of the Vishwakarma clan, the traditional artisans, architects and builders, responsible for preserving Vaastu knowledge since ancient times. Chrystina Elle Passanisi, is a sculptor, designer and builder. She is the owner/creative director of Sofia’s Boutique in Carr Mill.

Both Abhi and Chrystina are master students at the American University for Mayonic Science and Technology, the premiere institution for the advancement of Vaastu knowledge, under the direct teaching of Dr. Jessie Mercay, the world authority of this Science.

IMG_6907Wednesday May 25 7:00-8:00pm
Staying Hopeful & Positive During the Coming Transitions
with author and Oasis owner Robert Roskind

What did these “teachers of love” remember that we can also – and by doing so, change the world? Buddha (Buddhist), Jesus (Jewish), Gandhi (Hindu), MLK (Baptist), Bob Marley(Rasta), Mandela (Methodist), Mother Teresa (Catholic), Tutu (Anglican), Muhammed Ali (Muslim), Mister Rogers (ordained Presbyterian minister), and the Dalai lama (Tibet Buddhist). They remembered that a Loving Creator had sent them here to transform all the circumstances into which they were sent through love. And without political, economic or military power, they did. They demonstrated that the power of love, when expressed through us, can overcome great obstacles. They are the way showers and now we manifesting hundreds of thousands of us, and soon millions, that are remembering and transforming the situations into which we are sent. This is how the world will be awakened. It was our Creator’s design all along that after a long and painful “detour into fear,” His/Her children would once again remember their own Divinity. All is on perfect Divine schedule – no matter how it may appear.

Robert 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.

AJA NEWThursday May 26  7:00-8:00pm
The Seven Jewels Creative Meditation Process with Aja Dematerra

Deepen your connection to creativity through- The Seven Jewels Creative Meditation Process… Dive into the ocean of creative energy within- Discover the seven jewels you have carried with you always.
I am Aja, VISIONARYArtistStorytellerPoetCreativityInspirer and passionate about inspiring people to open to their true radiance. I am honored to share with you the Seven Jewels Creative Meditation Process which I developed on my healing, creative journey. This process is a simple yet profound technique for nurturing connection to the inner jewels of creativity. It connects you to inspiration, imagination and intuition through breathing, seeing, feeling, dancing, voicing, writing and painting.
Wherever you may be on your path, the Seven Jewels Creative Meditation Process is here to nourish and nurture your creativity, your true radiance. Some of my vibrant paintings will be on view as well to inspire connection with your own inner visions.
Paper, colored pencils and crayons supplied for those wanting to write and draw.
To learn more please visit www.ajadematerra.com  and connect with me at ajastartree@gmail.com

DALAIFriday May 27  7-00-9:00pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Dalai Lama Awakening

Dalai Lama Awakening, which features the Dalai Lama and is narrated by actor Harrison Ford, is Director Khashyar Darvich’s newest documentary film– a new “Poetic ReVision” of his award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance which won 12 awards and screened over 1,000 times around the world.

Dalai Lama Awakening presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. The result was an inner transformation of the participants, as well as what audiences report is a personal transformational experience for those who watch the film.

“When I was making Dalai Lama Renaissance,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “Dalai Lama Awakening is the film that my heart and soul wanted to make. I was happy with the international success and impact of Dalai Lama Renaissance, but we had to make some compromises in editing the film in order to meet the requirements of distributers. But at the time, I felt like my cinematic child received invasive surgery and lost some of its true authentic beauty of what it was meant to be. While Dalai Lama Renaissance is like the screenplay of a novel, Dalai Lama Awakening is the novel itself.”

“Dalai Lama Awakening is a film without compromise,” says Darvich. “It is something pure, fulfilling and complete– a heart-felt expression from the filmmaker’s poetic soul. This is the film that inspired me and moved me at the most profound level, so I know that it will deeply impact audiences as well.”

Audiences who have seen both films, nearly unanimously express that Dalai Lama Awakening is a more profound, emotional and powerful film than its abbreviated cousin Dalai Lama Renaissance.

BraiSaturday  May 28  8:00-10:00pm
Braima Moiwai & Amy Elliott LIVE!! FREE!
A Night of Storytelling, Drumming & Musical Healing!

Braima Moiwai, West African drummer, storyteller and textile artist, has spent the last three decades entertaining and informing hundreds of communities and school children about the history and culture of his native Sierra Leone. His unique multidisciplinary approach to African Art forms and his passion for sharing personal stories about growing up on a rice farm has earned him a well deserved following of all ages. Braima has been awarded the “Key to Brunswick Georgia,” the “2008 Star Studded Citizen Award” and “Tar Heel of the Week” for his work with youths in Durham NC, where he’s based since 1986. Braima was featured as Gullah Musician in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot”. http://www.braima.com

SHIFTDVjacketFSunday May 29 open 1-6pm
with great food and beverages and a relaxing vibe!
PLUS!!! Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Shift Change 6:00-8:00pm
Sponsored by Democratic Socialists of America – NC Piedmont (followed by an open discussion)

SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
Equal Exchange workers discuss risk and innovation. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.

There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.

SHIFT CHANGE encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations. Screenings have already occurred, and more are being planned, in cities around the world. The film is also expected to be presented on television, as well as in academic, public planning, business and community setting.


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 (from The Vegan Lover in Durham and Luna’s Living Kitchen in Raleigh), 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.)