Tuesday March 19  7:00-8:00pm
Accessing Personal Power Through Forgiveness
with Ken Anderson

Join me, Ken Anderson as we discuss the various avenues of approach to the topic of “Accessing Personal Power Thru Forgiveness”. Part of the evening will be devoted to an analysis of the indications for applying forgiveness to any situation, various benefits and justifications for forgiveness, and an overview of the three levels of forgiveness that I have spent 30 years working with. Written material will be available for those who wish to undertake the task of forgiveness independently.

I have been involved in conscious growth and meditation for over 40 years. I draw from my experience and experimentation with Depth Psychology, Transactional Analysis, and 12 Step work. I am a Silva Mind Control graduate with some experience with Transpersonal phenomena.
It will be a fun evening exploring our multidimensional heritage and ever present possibility for interpersonal healing and reunification.


Wednesday March 20 7:00-8:30pm
Guidance-based Decision Making from the Heart, Mind & Spirit
with Belinda Macri of Clearwater Retreat & Robert Roskind of Oasis

Decision making – it defines much of our life, who we really are as a person and how much joy or pain, success or failure we create in our lives. Most of our decisions are effected, even warped, by our fears, ego, pleasuring, romantic fantasies, and/or our desires to be perceived in a certain way by others.

There is, however, a clearer way to make decisions in our lives, both large and small and that is to release as much fear and ego defining as possible and open to guidance from your Higher Self. It will be offered, both through outer signs and inner guidance. It leads us to our true path that we incarnated here to walk.

Belinda’s journey has been rich in healing.  She owns and operates Clearwater Retreat, the perfect place for body/mind/spirit healing,  her passion for her work is evident.  Her journey both personally and then achieving certifications as an Ayurvedic Consultant (lifestyle practices), Hatha Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher and Health Coach working with people with Lyme, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.

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.




Saturday March 23  7:30-9:00pm
Sharing Secrets

Sharing Secrets is the duo of Berkeley Grimball and Danielle Koppel singing folk, country and original duets. Both have strong clear voices which are exceptionally well matched allowing them to create harmonies of extraordinary beauty and emotional power.


Sunday March 24 6:30-8:30pm

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 March 25 7:00-8:30pm
Close Encounters of the 5th Kind (CE-5)
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.

Saturday March 30 7:30-8:30pm
MAGIC! LIVE! with Steve Dixon

My name is Steven Dixon.I was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area and I have been practicing magic since around the age of 8 when I received my first magic kit. Around the time of middle school/high school, I started to delve into the world of card magic, and that became my passion. I have performed close up/walk around magic at various establishments, including Parizade, Mellow Mushroom, and Spice Street. I am currently on Imagine Circus’s list of magicians for the area, and you can sometimes find me doing street magic in the downtown Carrboro/Chapel Hill area. I’m currently working on a stand up/parlor style show, which is what I will be performing at OASIS. Please come out for a wonderful night of magic, laughter, and entertainment!”



Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, large selection of organic teas, smoothies, 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.)