MAY

Wednesday May 1 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

 

Friday May 3  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.

 

 

Sunday May 5 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.

Friday May 10  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Kindness is Contagious

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary by David Gaz, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best selling author of the novel (and film) Pay It Forward
. It’s a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. Kindness Is Contagious profiles cutting-edge scientists and best-selling authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people from all walks of life whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery:

Learn how a little generosity can help us live a happier, healthier, wealthier, longer and more fulfilling life.

It all began with an article about James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis and their research concerning the viral nature of kindness. Fowler and Christakis demonstrated that if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and that each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on… eventually circling back around to you again. Showing in fact that Karma may actually exist in the scientific sense.

CEOs, baseball players, roller girls, concert pianists, artists, street performers, soup kitchen volunteers, police officers, models and many more tell you their heartfelt stories of kindness and generosity. With that in mind, we asked people one deceptively difficult question: What is the nicest thing anyone ever did for you?

Their answers range from the mundane to the profound. We are hoping that these kind acts will inspire audience members to do kind acts for 4 other people and that perhaps a whole lot of tiny acts of kindness, that are easy to do, will have more of an impact than a few big ones.

Monday May 13 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.

 

Sunday May 12 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 May 14  7:00-8;30pm
Zero, Emptiness, and Nothingness: elusive ideas
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. Zero took a long time to enter the Western number system. The Buddhists are fond of the idea of “emptiness.” The “negative way” in both Eastern and Western theologies insist that we can really say nothing true about ultimate reality except “Not that.” We will try to anyway in order to explore these ideas.

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.

 

 

Thursday May 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.

 

Friday May 17 7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
The Shift with Dr. Dwayne Dyer
The Shift-a companion book to the movie of the same name-illustrates how and why to make the move from ambition to meaning. Such a shift eliminates our feelings of separateness, illuminates our spiritual connectedness, and involves moving from the ego-directed morning into the afternoon of life where everything is primarily influenced by purpose.As we contemplate leaving the morning of our life, where ego has played a commanding role, and entering the afternoon (and evening), where meaning and purpose replace ambition and struggle, we may encounter unexpected occurrences that accompany this new direction. It’s almost a universal law that we’ll experience a fall of some kind. Yet these falls or low points provide the energy we need to move away from ego and into a life of meaning and purpose.The Shift doesn’t mean that we lose our drive and ambition; it signifies that we become ambitious about something new. We make a commitment to living a life based on experiencing meaning and feeling purposeful, rather than never-ending demands and false promises that are the trademark of the ego’s agenda.As Dr. Wayne W. Dyer so eloquently reveals in these pages, we all have the choice to shift our lives from ambition to meaning . . . and thereby complete our return to the Source that created us. 

 

 

samadhi-oasisSaturday May 18
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. 

 


METuesday May 21 7:00-8:00pm

Staying Hopeful & Positive During the Coming Transitions
with author and Oasis owner Robert Roskind

What did these “teachers of love” remember that we can also – and by doing so, change the world? Buddha (Buddhist), Jesus (Jewish), Gandhi (Hindu), MLK (Baptist), Bob Marley(Rasta), Mandela (Methodist), Mother Teresa (Catholic), Tutu (Anglican), Muhammed Ali (Muslim), Mister Rogers (ordained Presbyterian minister), and the Dalai lama (Tibet Buddhist). They remembered that a Loving Creator had sent them here to transform all the circumstances into which they were sent through love. And without political, economic or military power, they did.

They demonstrated that the power of love, when expressed through us, can overcome great obstacles. They are the way showers and now we manifesting hundreds of thousands of us, and soon millions, that are remembering and transforming the situations into which we are sent. This is how the world will be awakened. It was our Creator’s design all along that after a long and painful “detour into fear,” His/Her children would once again remember their own Divinity. All is on perfect Divine schedule – no matter how it may appear.

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.

Friday May 24  7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Marley – The Documentary

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, never before seen performances, previously unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

“AMAZING IN ITS SCOPE, DETAIL AND BEAUTY.”- Seattle Times

 

Friday May 30  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.