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 July 23  7:00-8:00pm
Arvigo techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy to Benefit Men
Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist practicing in Durham since 2005.  She is also a 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.  Her focus is to live fully present and embodied and find ways to transmit effective self-care techniques to others. Visit her practice at http://www.armoniahealth.com/

Thursday July 24  7:00-8:00pm
Mindful practices for better sleep
with Emily Burrows

Have you found yourself staring at the clock late at night, wishing you could fall asleep? The reasons we are wide awake when we feel we “should” be sleeping are seemingly endless: work, stress, travel, health conditions, medications, too much food, too little food, too little exercise, too much exercise, and oh so many more. With countless studies stressing the importance of a good night’s sleep and the serious consequences of extended sleep deprivation, it’s no wonder we have a hard time resting.

Together we’ll explore mindful approaches to let go of frustration and get some much-needed rest. We’ll practice gentle yoga poses, meditation, and breathing to make drifting off to sleep and waking at night more self-compassionate and peaceful. You’ll leave with techniques you can use immediately, whether you are experiencing a rough patch or chronic sleep challenges. No mat or yoga experience needed.

Friday July 25  7:00-10:00pm (music begins around 8)
Live Reggae & Soul with Gregory Blaine & Dolie Chandler and fundraiser for Triangle Men’s Center
Call 919 904-7343 to reserve preferred seating by pre-purchasing $10 in food & drink!
Gregory and Dolie have become our “house musicians,” performing almost every weekend. Why? Because the audience loves them and their music is transcendental – that is it assists us in transcending our stress, egos and fears and takes us into a very peaceful place. You will definitely leave more centered and peaceful. It’s an awesome evening of One Love music and vibes! “I’ve been do’n my current musical focus for about 10 years,” says Gregory. “Our sound is Raw, Honest, Emotionally Driven, and always evolving. It’s purposeful soul learn’n to self love and acccept it’s Wholeness and Innocence Pure. I know how to speak for what I need, I know what I want musically, and will not be moved from that place. I love bring’n different players to performances”! I am thankful and I cherish a “Blessed” connection with each one of these gifted musicians.”

Saturday July 26 7:00-9:00pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
The Little Buddha
Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class Indian girl. Together, they journey to Bhutan where the three children must undergo a test to prove which is the true reincarnation. Interspersed with this, is the story of Siddharta, later known as the Buddha. It traces his spiritual journey from ignorance to true enlightenment. An incredible peaceful movie!

Sunday July 27  1:00-6:00pm
Open with great food & beverages and a relaxing vibe!

Sunday July 27  6:30-8:00pm

The Gathering of the Peacemakers

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!Image00415

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.)