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samadhi-oasisSaturday August 18 7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!! FREE!! AWESOME!

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram. A w

 

 

Sunday August 19  6:30-8:00pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY
VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT

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,  https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/  Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 3rd Sunday of August, 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 Sander

 

Saturday August  25  7:30-9:00pm
Russ  Corvey LIVE!!

A lifelong student of guitar, Russ Corvey studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music before forming the popular smooth jazz act Indigo City. Russ toured nationally in support of 1998’s Samba Electrique album, performed at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival and on Norwegian Cruise Lines 2000 All-Star Smooth Jazz Cruise.Russ has composed and recorded three contemporary jazz albums and in 2002 composed a full-length contemporary ballet, “Arriving in Indigo City“.  http://bit.ly/2MEMAan
Russ Corvey919 360-2078  russcorvey@gmail.com

 

 

Monday August 27  7:00-8:00pm
A Guide for an Awakening Planet: A Joyous Journey into One Love

with Oasis founder Robert Roskind

By design, our planet is experiencing a quantum transformation. This book offers both the wisdom and the practical guidance needed to move from fear to love. Based on his personal 45-year spiritual journey and the stories and wisdom collected through his travels with various indigenous elders, including Hopi, Havasupai, Iroquois, Mayan, and Rasta Elders, Ros- kind has assembled the instructions on how to transform our lives from the mundane to the mystical.

While looking forward, this book also looks back to an age when societies were designed to bring out the best in their people while en- hancing their health and happiness, when people where taken care of from cradle to grave, leaders truly were the servants of the people, each person found their true calling and offered this to others, and life was sustainable for millennia. It was a time when everything was free and humans, like all other species, did not have to pay to live on the planet.

Robert Roskind is a writer, speaker and event organizer. His books include Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie, In the Spirit of Marriage, and The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love. Along with his wife, Julia, he has organized over 170 free One Love Concerts and Events at schools, prisons, public venues, and Native American Reservations in the U.S., Guatemala and Jamaica. Every year his One Love Foundation hosts the Gathering of The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love.

 

Thursday August 30 7:00-8:30pm
Jenny Parker of Spring Forest Qigong

 

Friday, August 31  7 to 8 p.m.
Alice Osborn LIVE!

Alice Osborn is a Raleigh-based poet-musician. She will tell heartfelt stories about authenticity and getting out of your own way, as well as perform her favorite originals and poems. Alice’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, book editor, and singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar. In the past 12 years, Alice has taught writing workshops to thousands of aspiring fiction, poetry, and memoir authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and across continents.

She now combines her twin loves of books and history by serving as a “Let’s Talk About It” scholar with the NC Humanities Council which takes her all across North Carolina. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry and Old Derelicts is her most recent CD featuring crowd-pleasing favorite originals. Previous poetry collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. A former editor for Wake Living magazine, Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. A NC Writers’ Network, NC Poetry Society, and NC Songwriters Co-op board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. Alice is the artist-in-residence for the Western Wake Farmers’ Market, a senior docent at the NC Museum of History, and she also plays Celtic fiddle and bluegrass banjo. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and four birds. Visit Alice’s website at www.aliceosborn.com and check out her music at www.reverbnation.com/aliceosborn.
Alice OsbornWebsite: www.aliceosborn.com

 

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Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, large selection of organic teas, smoothies and lemonade, gluten-free, a few 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.)

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