Monday April 23 7:00-8:00pm
Meditation Workshop with Tom Spector, PhD

Tom’s Meditation Workshop is for everyone, even people who believe they could never meditate.  Learn techniques to calm your busy mind and experience your precious Inner Being.  Some healing techniques will also be presented.  Tom is internationally regarded as a refreshingly effective meditation teacher.  His teachings are clear and easy to follow.  They combine profound meaning with light humor.  Participants regularly enjoy the benefits of meditation.  Many have life-transforming experiences.

Tom began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University.  He was struggling not only with the curriculum, but also with anger and a battered down self-esteem.  Meditation clarified issues and elucidated the paths forward.  Tom then completed the full PhD Program in record time.  He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976. Tom’s book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing and CD, Meditation and Healing, will be available at a discount.

Tom lives in North Carolina with his wife, Joanna, who teaches yoga at their studio. Learn more about meditation and yoga at www.hathahouse.com.

Tuesday May 24  7:00-8:30pm

John Westmoreland on guitar! LIVE! FREE!


North Carolina musician and songwriter John Westmoreland is an eclectic artist, passionate about expressing creativity and affecting positive change and healing through music and sound. For over 7 years he’s been the lead guitarist for the West African Fusion band Kaira Ba. This Fall he’s releasing his first album of original songs entitled “Cast Fire” with a new group, Westmoreland. John’s music and songwriting is influenced by his travels abroad, including stints in Senegal learning the music of West Africa, and receiving a grant in 2014 to travel to Peru to study shamanic healing music. Aside from being a performer on stage he also provides music for yoga, meditation and facilitates relaxation sessions in memory care facilities at assisted living homes.


Wednesday April 25  7:00-8:00pm
Living a Inspired, Mystical Life

with Clearwater Retreat founder Belinda Macri and Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of A Guide for an Awakening Planet

It so easy to lapse into leading a mundane life full of all the details modern life seems to demand of us. However, living an ispired life is simple (but simple is not always easy). Just use unconditional love for all as your homing beacon. In essence, just claim your Divinely-given, and pre-incarnated acceptance of, your assignment as a teacher of love. Then determine your greatest gifts (music, writing, child-rearing, counseling, painting, caring for the elderly, etc.) and use these to most effectively undertake your assignment.

Belinda’s passion for assisting others in achieving their highest level of well-being led her to create Clearwater Retreat.Years in the works, Clearwater Retreat is a space that nourishes mind/body and spirit. Special detail throughout the retreat allows one to feel peace and experience the fullness of who they are and return to wholeness. I love to incorporate all of the following specialties when working with individuals or groups.

Bringing awareness of the impact our daily lifestyle choices make on our bodies and mind is what Belinda enjoys; using all of the following practices for each individual. We are all so beautifully unique. My life has taught me and provided me with a wealth of knowledge from experience; this opens the path to compassion, love, and peace. I am Chopra Center Certified in Perfect Health, Advanced Ayurveda as a Consultant, a certified Yoga Instructor with the American Yoga Academy, a certified Meditation Teacher and advanced teaching at the Essence of the Himalayas in India and a Polarity Therapist, energy bodywork from Spa Tech Institute.

Over the past year and a half, I have expanded my breath of knowledge by working as a Health Coach for Dr. Rawls and in Customer Support with Vital Plan assisting individuals with immune dysfunction(Lyme disease), using Dr. Rawls’ herbal protocol. Peace…. breathe, yoga, meditation, Balance….. nutrition, lifestyle practices, touchFreedom….. stillness in mind, body and spirit. Check out Belinda’s Clearwater Retreat for her ongoing programs


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 26
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM (social session)
7 PM-830 PM (event/poetry reading and open mic)
Recalibrating the Scales 

Wine sample included!!! Calling all fellow poets, wordsmiths, enthusiasts and spectators!!!!!!!! Poetry reading and open mic night!!! Links enclosed below!! You are cordially invited to join Normia and friends at Oasis in Carr Mill for an official introduction of her recently launched Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show. Learn more about this recent endeavor, coupled with a sneak preview of her recently published literary work, “Pardon My Vernacular: Wordsmith at Large (Verbal Tango) Volume One,” alongside her forthcoming published written works (extracted content from radio broadcasts) for reading enthusiasts. Listen to original poetry by Normia and friends while sipping on exotic beverages and light Indian fare. Please note that the event/poetry reading begins promptly at 7 PM. The open mic will follow the event. Poetry and prose welcome. Limited parking is available on site.



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Normia Vázquez Scales (Mia) is a savvy entrepreneur, educator, writer and motivational speaker. Mia passionately advocates and promotes balance to both adults and youth alike via educational mediums such as the nationally renowned AVID Program. However, her comprehensive experience entails Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Miami-Dade Public Schools coupled with efforts in primary school districts encompassing Illinois and North Carolina, respectively.

Furthermore, Mia’s Communications credentialing yielded/birthed from DePaul University has afforded her the opportunity to serve both DePaul and Florida State Universities. Dyson Inc. also labors as a prior landmark which enabled her to engage in International Sales, Marketing and Communications. However, her specialty/niche embodies aiding disadvantaged women and youth yearning to re-hydrate, reinvent and become reacquainted with their former and reinvented selves. Mia’s spare time is torn between travelling, humanitarian endeavors such as the Women’s Book Compilation Project, coupled with her “Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show” and youth advocacy in primary academia.


Friday April 27  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema

Take a ride with filmmaker, Suzanne Taylor, a producer of events and projects to evoke a more cooperative worldview, as she engages a fascinating subculture of artists, educators, geometers, philosophers, and farmers who are enthralled by the mystery of crop circles. For twenty years, Taylor was part of a lively international community that gathered in England every summer to study and document circle developments. In the film, shot in Celtic territory in England, where the circles proliferate, person after person attests to what conventional reality says cannot be so as they urge open-mindedness to finding there is a real phenomenon, where, hoaxes aside, crop circles are not being made by us.

“What on Earth?” Is filled with stunning imagery of the circles, and tells their history, going from when they were a worldwide fascination to where our scientific materialistic worldview has closed people’s minds to one of the great mysteries of our time. Evidence is presented that challenges the idea that all the glyphs are made by people, and the motives of hoaxers, who make a fair number of the formations, is a subject for conversation. And it speculates about how knowing the circles come from other intelligence would help us think as a planet and give us our best chance to solve the global problems that challenge us now. If we knew there was other intelligence, we would be one humanity in relation to “the other,” and, as someone in the movie says, “That could be what saves this civilization.”

The DVD of “What on Earth?” contains outstanding bonus material. It includes commentary by researchers about their favorite circles; an alternative opening that delivers more information about the filmmaker; a moving eulogy about Pulitzer Prize winner, John Mack, a Harvard psychiatry professor who was enamored with the circles and is in the film; a music video of a crop circle song that’s in the soundtrack of the movie; and a gorgeous montage of circles.


Monday April 30  7:00-8:00pm
Crop Circles & Formations: Assistance for Our Transformation
with author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind

In the last few decades thousands of crop formations have been appearing all over the world, with many appearing in southern England. Who are creating these and why? There are fake, human-made formations but the real ones are recognizable because: * There are no mistakes – none;
* There are no footprints or tire tracks though the ground is usually soft and wet;
* They are completed over a short summer night;
* The millions of flattened grain stalks are interwoven like baskets and are not crushed but rather molecularly bent and suspended a quarter inch above the ground;
* Many include complex mathematical, astrological and astronomical information.

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.




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.)