Wednesday April 18  7:00-8:00pm
Expressing Your Gifts & Manifesting Your Visions
with Oasis founder Robert Roskind

We have all been given certain gifts, certain talents to be used to manifest visions and to create visionary events and visionary works. These gifts, and we may have several, can be anything from child-reaing to music to art to talking with friends to caring for the sick or elderly. It is what we would do if we did not need to work for money. Once we have recognized our gifts, we can use them to create visionary, events, work, even businesses. True visionary efforts are always expressions of love – no matter what form they may take. They are used to offer the Creator’s love through us. Join us for an evening on exploring this mystical journey of manifesting our true visions.

Robert Roskind 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.

Thursday April 19  7:00-8:30pm
Poetry Open Mic

Join the Poems form the Heron Clan anthology poets as we read from Heron Clan V, a collection of over 60 poets from around the world. This round robin event will stimulate and surprise with its diversity and quality of poetry. A poetry open mic will also occur, it depends on how many Heron Clan Member arrive to read, but the goal would be to read around the room, with Heron Clan members and other poets sprinkled in like throwing ideas over the fire. Fear not, 20 or more are out of state, or out of country.



Friday April 20  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema

Witness the story of eight brave souls as they leave the developed world behind in search of deeper answers. Living in seclusion for one month in the heart of the Amazon jungle, these men and women take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men, working with centuries-old plant remedies and spiritual disciplines.

In their most desperate hour, these patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Depression and Cancer are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process.

Five will return with real results, two will return disappointed, and one won’t come back at all.


samadhi-oasisSaturday April 21 7:30-9:00pm

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.



betseynewSunday April 22 6:30-8:00pm

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2 nd Sunday of each month
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 2 nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm, we show a different climate video and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them, both individually and collectively.

Our perspective is that the core ecological problem is not climate change, but rather it is overshoot, of which our climate destabilization is a symptom. We have overshot the ability, i.e.,“carrying capacity”, of the earth to support the population by using up resources faster than they can be replenished. In the process we’ve put an amount of CO2 into the atmosphere that has destabilized our climate.

“There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible…” Lawrence Torcello
We are in an unprecedented time of risk, uncertainty, and opportunity … and with some urgency we are called to greater participation to serve our Emerging Future.

Join us for this important discussion of how we move forward to create an Earth Community of justice, sustainability and peace! Bring your comments, questions and ideas. Free! Open to all!

For detailed information of the specific video that will be shown, see
https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

On the 4 th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm, we focus on creating resilience, individually and in our communities. The first 30 minutes focuses on our individual resilience and includes practices such as meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, and/or gentle movement to calm and center ourselves, so that we function at our best. Following that we discuss actions to prepare for the coming challenges to create greater resilience in our communities as well as in our individual lives.

No experience necessary. Free! Open to all!

Presented by a group of concerned and dedicated citizens:
Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn,
Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander




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.)