You are not our customer. You are our cherished guest!
Now serving good-tasting kava
The organic alternative to alcohol!
Plus! Kava chocolate bars, tincture & kava hot chocolate!
Evening events are free & no reservations needed but come early for great food and beverages!
In this age of information overload, where the overwhelming dominance of the Internet increasingly controls the way we connect with one another, it’s easy to view social media as the enemy. But social media is not going anywhere and it will continue to dictate communication in society. So, rather than stick our noses up at it, how can we use it as a tool to help spread messages that will bring us together and pave the way for a new wave of consciousness? The answer lies in reaching younger generations who control this digital space.
Sky Cowans is the creator of Sky Life, a digital wellness brand dedicated to sharing a mindful approach to health and wellness. Sky will share the journey of Sky Life’s creation, why she started it and how to use digital and social media as a tool to spread mindfulness and reach an audience in an impactful way. Sky is a senior broadcast journalism student at Elon University, digital content producer and passionate yoga instructor. http://www.skylife.tv/
An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin Neff, a psychology professor, sought the best possible medical care, but traditional therapies had little effect. Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals particularly horses and the family set off on a quest that would change their lives forever.
Directed by Michel Orion Scott, The Horse Boy is part travel adventure, part insight into shamanic healing and part intimate look at the autistic mind. In telling one family’s extraordinary story, the film gives voice to the thousands who display amazing courage and creativity everyday in the battle against this mysterious and heartbreaking epidemic. The filmic companion to Isaacson’s best-selling book of the same name, and a festival favorite, this ravishing documentary odyssey gives insight into how, in life’s darkest moments, one can find the gateway to joy and wonder.
Born March 28th 1958 In NYC, I came from a small humble family that taught me music was the soul of the universe. I began to explore my drum roots at an early age banging on pots pans buckets anything I could get my hands on. One day when I was about 5 years old my mother took me by the hand and said son you’re (born to be watched), (try and change the world with your music) she also told me that African Drummers used drums to talk to other villages and that a drummer was the Heart Beat of all communication between people in every civilazation know to man. While I didn’t know exactly what she meant I knew it was a profound moment in my young life, I was transfixed on her face as she said it while I was playing a card board box. 2 years later she died and I never forgot those words.
The universe has allowed me to blend my spirit with some of the most talented people in the entertainment business over the years, like The Nappy Head Funk Army, P-Funk, Living Colure, Creations, and some of the most spiritual gospel acts in the country Like Jeff Roberson and Life, but my proudest moment as a professional singer, drummer, and percussionist came when I completed a CD for my sister Titled (Zekeria Cloud 9). She died of cancer way before it was done but that project sparked my soul to look deeper into why I even like to play drums, and how I could use my music as a podium to bring attention to the ills of the world like homelessness, hunger, racism, war and all the other negative things man has done to man. So I started I quest to find the answer. While I have studied all types of world religions, mysticisms, and meditation groups, learned lessons from the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, Native Americans, Rastafarians and the like, I’m still on this musical spiritual journey which began in 1958 when I sprang from the universe to be a drummer, as I am now 57 and I’m seeking to reach higher conscious musical moments in time and space and share those moments with every spiritual person on the planet I can, through live performances of percussion and vocal. PLEASE JOIN ME ON this Journey… Zekeria
Sunday May 8 Mother’s Day open 1:00-6:00pm
Plus! A Celebration of Mothers and the Great Mother 4:00-5:30pm
music with Lotus Daughters and Friends
Join us for a musical bouquet celebrating Mothers Day with new songs, old favorites, and audience singalongs. Together, we’ll lift our voices in joy and remembrance for our mothers, for ourselves as mothers, for the mothers in Mother Nature, and for the Great Mother of all.
Lotus Daughters is the musical duo of Jewelsong members Marilyn Grubbs and Farrunnissa Rosa who have been singing and making music since childhood. In Lotus Daughters, they explore more deeply the sweet sound of two voices intertwining with Celtic harp, keyboard, open-tuning guitar, and percussion. Their music features uplifting original songs, inspiring Sufi poetry set to music, music from the modern Great Mother community, and favorite popular songs re-envisioned for our time. They will be joined for this concert by singer/songwriter Sofianna Sue-Anne Solem, the founding mother of Jewelsong , and by singer-songwriter Moksha Kolman .
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.)