OCTOBER

Tuesday October 2  7:00-9:00
POETRY OPEN MIC


Join Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Oasis for POETS
  OPEN MIC NIGHT. This is a night where poets can engage with others  and share the power and diversity of poetry. This event is staged to  provide the venue for people to celebrate, to share, and to encourage the writing, reading, and listening of poetry. For information on this  program please call (919) 918-7364

JOIN US AT OUR BOOTH AT SHAKORI HILLS FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 4-7!!

Thursday October 4th 7:00-8:00pm
Andy Ross & Sheffield Pulley
Love God Now!

Love God Now is a gathering place for those seeking a higher sense of self before what they consider most sacred through fellowship and community with those yearning for the same within themselves. Come explore the wonders and fullness of life and dig deep, beyond belief, into what it means to Love God Now. You dig?
Andy Ross is a progressive, independent minister who seeks to awaken others to the peace, love, and joy of God’s being through deep personal insight and transformative spiritual practice. His first book, Where is God? , is the introduction to a NEW theology for the HERE and NOW, honoring both the eternal moment and the progress of humanity. Andy lives in
the moment, but resides with his wife and two daughters in Wake Forest, NC.

 

www.andyrossministry.com

 


Friday October 12  7:00-8:30pm

Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Inner World/Outer World

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation. It is the same field of energy that saints, Buddhas, yogis, mystics, priests, shamans and seers, have observed by looking within themselves. Many of history’s monumental thinkers, such a Pythagoras, Kepler, Leonardo DaVinci, Tesla, and Einstein, have come to the threshold of this great mystery. It is the common link between all religions, all sciences, and the link between our inner worlds and our outer worlds.

 

 

Saturday October 13  7:30-9:00pm
Russ Corvey LIVE! FREE!

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“.
Russ Corvey919 360-2078  russcorvey@gmail.com

 

Sunday October 14  6:30-8:30pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

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

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 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

Wednesday October 17 7:00-8:30pm
Stephanie Massingale and Arya

Stephanie Massengale is an Intuitive Life Coach and channeler for Arya. This talk will be channeled messages from Arya. In a style similar to Esther Hicks with Abraham, Stephanie channels a loving 5th dimensional being named Arya, from the Arcturus star system. Please bring your questions as Stephanie responds to your intentions for the evening.

In 2006, Stephanie had a near death experience which lead to a reawakening of her psychic abilities. In 2007, Stephanie was teaching non-verbal autistic children. They began to start talking to her telepathically. This completely changed the direction of her life. This evening will help you to understand the changing times in which we are currently living.
If you would like to know more about her, here is her website address:
www.intuitivewisdomtoday.com.
The email address is:
intuitivewisdom@gmail.com

Thursday October 18 7:00-8:30pm
Awakening to our true nature amidst challenging times
with Grace from Mt Shasta

Grace is a love-realized mystic, spiritual teacher and internationally known healer. An Essene minister, she has devoted her life to her healing ministry of Love; bringing awareness of our interconnectedness with all life and the sacredness of Being. Over the years she has touched the hearts and lives of people all over the world with her loving presence, deep wisdom, mystical poetry, and powerful healing energy. Please do come and experience…. Grace.

Mark your calendars! Grace is offering several beautiful and special events this Fall…

“The challenges in our world can be the greatest catalyst for our Awakening.. a time of accelerated vibrations inviting us all to Rise up into higher and more luminous expressions of Being.”

 

Friday October 19  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-to-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
KRATOM: A Leaf of Faith

 

Documentary filmmaker Chris Bell has built his career on investigating drug-related issues that plague athletes and the general public. Best known for Bigger, Stronger, Faster, a bold expose of steroid use by top competitive athletes — including his own ‘doping’ to gain muscle in his pursuit as a body builder — Bell is back with a documentary that addresses wide spread addiction worldwide, and especially in the US, to opioid painkillers. Having reached epidemic proportions, opioid addiction is currently one of the top causes of death in the U.S. — ranging from heroin (an opioid) overdose to abuse of synthetic opioids to withdraw from heroin addition and prescription of addictive opoids to relieve chronic pain.

STAGGERING STATISTICS

Bell’s documentary reveals the staggering statistics, and goes on to describe and advocate for an alternative substance — the Kratom leaf, harvested from a plant, Mitragyna speciosa, that grows abundantly in Southeast Asia, where it has for centuries been brewed into tea and used for mood elevation and to ease pain, without reported incidents of addiction or death.

THE QUEST FOR A SOLUTION

The documentary chronicles Bell’s quest for a full status report on Kratom’s standing with physicians, pharmacists, marketers, patients and various government agencies including the FDA and DEA. He finds varying opinions about the effectiveness, safety and need for regulation of Kratom, which is currently being sold over the counter in health food stores and head shops. The bottom line is that there have not yet been clinical tests to determine the effects and effectiveness of Kratom, so all opinions — including commentaries based on personal experience with the leaf — are is somewhat speculative, but it is generally agreed that there must be regulations regarding product authenticity and quality, and the requirement for accurate product labeling put into place.

 

samadhi-oasisSaturday October 20 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.

 

Wednesday October 24 7:00-8:30pm
Close Encounters of the 5th Kind (CE-5)
Human-Initiated-Contact
Video and 20-minute Meditation

with Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of A Guide for an Awakening Planet


CE-5 stands for Close Encounters of the Fifth kind which means that it is possible for us “humans” to invoke encounters with extraterrestrial life forms. It is what we call Human Initiated Contact. The term CE-5 was created by Dr. Steven Greer. He is the founder of the CSETI project and is the worlds most renowned researcher in regard to extraterrestrial life. Dr. Steven Greer has also been fighting for more than 20 years against the UFO secrecy that is being kept in place by many governments and against the military and industrial complex who want to keep the ET technology hidden from public because it would mean the end of our fossil fuel consumption as we know it.

Also, there will be several videos of Steven Greer and Grant Cameron with them discussing the Star People’s proven reality and how there are no “evil aliens,” only those who are assisting us in transforming our planet from fear to love and providing technology that will allow us a pollution-free, healthy future.

 

Thursday October 25  7:00-9:00pm
Wyatt Easterling Live!
Performing Songwriter
Contemporary Folk / Americana
(suggested donation $15)

Wyatt’s natural and engaging delivery draws his listeners into each honest and expertly crafted song. After many years of working all angles of the music business in such diverse roles as a multi-platinum producer and songwriter, to Chief of A&R for a major label, to signing on as a staff writer in Nashville, Wyatt has had the opportunity to work with some of the finest songwriters and artists from around the world, touching on a number of different genres. It’s no wonder his craft as a songwriter and performer is as solid as it gets.

I’ve enjoyed success in the music industry over the years as a performer and songwriter as well as a record label and publishing executive. My experience and success in all of these areas have given me a full understanding of what it takes to succeed in this industry.

 

Friday October 26  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today (apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

 

Sunday October 28  6:30-8:30pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

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

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 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

 

Monday October 29 7:00-7:45pm

Living an Inspired & Mystical Life

with 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.

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.