APRIL

 

Thursday  April 4  7:00-8:00pm
An Evening of Satsang with Grace of 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. “ In the midst of the greatest challenges on our planet at this time, we also have available to us the greatest potential for spiritual awakening… a time of accelerated vibrations inviting us all to Rise up into higher and more luminous expressions of Being.” ~ Grace

Sunday April 7 6:30-8:30pm
Sunday Game Night is a PRIVATE EVENT for
MeetUp Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter

If you want to join this event you need to:
1) Be a Female Past Fifty
2) Join Meet Up.com
3) Join Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter group
4) Must Register and RSVP on the MeetUp site for the Game Night event, space is limited https://www.meetup.com/Finding-Female-Friends-Past-Fifty-Chapel-Hill/

If you are interested in Oasis hosting a game night open to the public let Robert know. If there is enough interest we will gladly add a game night to the Oasis event calendar.

 

Monday April 8 7:00-8:30pm
Introducing Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm Establishing a Housing Cooperative: An Unfinished Story about Hart’s Mill Ecovillage

How do you live? There are lots of different kinds of residential spaces in which we live. The ways in which we actually own these spaces, however, turns out to be a rather short list. One possibility on that list is called a Housing Cooperative. A housing cooperative is a unique form of home ownership in which a cooperative corporation holds title to dwelling units and directly assumes the mortgage, tax and other obligations necessary to finance and operate the development. A resident becomes an owner of the corporation by purchasing a share in the business. This exciting and educational exploration of housing cooperatives will be the focus of the evening. How does it work? What are the advantages/disadvantages of this unfamiliar form of home ownership? Is it for me? The discussion will include some of the details of how the Hart’s Mill Ecovillage, located in west-central Orange County, is working to organize its housing ownership as one form of housing cooperative. Hart’s Mill member Paul Voss will lead the discussion.

Tuesday April 9  7:00-8:00pm
One: the loneliest number?

A conversation with Kenneth Turner, PhD (Board Secretary for the Jung Society of the Triangle)

http://jungnc.org/

The smaller integers (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) are what Carl Jung has described as ‘Archetypes,’ objects wired into our unconscious minds as human beings which form the broad general structures of our inner lives. People say “It’s all one thing,” but is it really possible to imagine that?

We will talk about some of the difficulties of the number one. It is unique in many ways, and we will explore that together. Carl Jung, arguably the most important psychologist of the last century, was first a younger colleague and later a rival of Sigmund Freud. In contrast to Freud’s materialistic model of our human nature, which sought to increase happiness by adjusting us to the demands of society, Jung had a more expanded view of humanity. He sought, not adjustment, but becoming who we were meant to be as individuals, a process he called ‘individuation’.

Kenneth Turner brings a variety of life experience to his work with people. He earned a PhD in Physics (Princeton, 1962), an MA in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (University of West Georgia, 2007), and passed the National Counselors exam. He has been an astronomer, an administrator, a federal bureaucrat, an executive at a high tech start-up company, a college professor, an entrepreneur, and a psychotherapist. He has married, helped raise children (his own and others), lived abroad, been widowed twice, and retired. Kenneth holds certifications in the Body Centered Transformation work of Gay and Katlyn Hendricks, and in the Enneagram approach of Kathy Hurley and Theodorre Donson. He is an authorized facilitator for the Institute of Noetic Sciences Conscious Aging program and has been involved with Jungian psychology for more than fifty years.  http://jungnc.org/

 

Sunday April 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

 

Tuesday April 16  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.

samadhi-oasisSaturday April 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. 

 

Tuesday April 23 7:00-8:30pm
Onye LIVE! FREE!

Join Onye Onyemaechi, renowned African master drummer, teacher, author and healer, as he brings us together in a celebration of life, building community for personal and global transformation. This session will include drumming, traditional and intuitive wisdom and healing power that flows from Spirit through Onye. He is able to perceive the imprint that past thoughts, trauma, emotions, decisions and relationships have left on an individual’s soul memory. He is a channel of divine energy, universal spiritual values and wisdom to help others. In addition to international retreats, musical performances, and workshops, Onye offers personal consultations: home/office energetic clearing, spiritual guidance and body healing sessions which may be scheduled during his visit.

His websites are villagerhythms.com and onyeonyemaechi.com. See his book The Drum: Voice of the Village. Other Intuitive Consulting Services: intuitive business consultant, spiritual advisor, life coach for corporations, small businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, entertainers, actors and professional athletes. “Mr. Onyemaechi brings healing to many patients.” J. A., OD “My experience with Onye was miraculous.” DM, teacher “I felt a powerful wave of healing energy.” JR, social services “My experience with Onye was filled with wonder.” TS, consultant “Onye gave me healing, guidance, and spiritual grounding.”

Thursday April 25  7:008:00pm
Book Launch “Poems from the Heron Clan with Doug Stuber

Poems from the Heron Clan launches its sixth edition on Tuesday April 25th at Oasis in Carrboro. This edition has 80 poets mostly from  North Carolina, but also Brazil, Australia and New York City.Come listen to the poets themselves read their work.

 

Saturday April 27. 7:30-9:00pm
Pline and Ken Wilson LIVE! FREE!

Ngo– strength of the panther
Ma– given
Ngoma

– a drum or a spiritual ceremony to help people work with difficult issues, a
healing ritual as in “doing ngoma”

Join Pline Mounzeo and Ken Wilson by dancing together and supporting each other. Let your body-mind enter the integrative mode of consciousness to work with your difficult issues. They provide the music; you provide the dance; everyone along with the whole universe creates the spirit. Pline’s home, the Congo River Basin around Kinshasa and Brazzaville, is the musical epicenter for the great Ngoma healing tradition of Central and Southern Africa.

Though Europeans once were afraid and referred to Congo as “the heart of
darkness”, most people now value this extraordinary rain forest, its people,
its possession mediums and its healing drums. Pline is a world class drummer
from Brazzaville; Ken has played and loved these rhythms for 39 years.

 

 

Sunday April 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.