The Oasis in Carr Mill is a coffee and tea shop at 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro. It’s inside of Carr Mill (behind Weaver Street Market.) It can be found between Elmo’s and Tandem.
During the day it’s open as a coffee and tea house and cafe, serving coffee, kratom, kava, CBD products, pastries and chocolates, including vegan and gluten-free options.
In the week nights it hosts free presentations on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, etc.) and on weekend nights it hosts music, movies and more. All events are free, but guests are invited to tip the performers.
Many of The Oasis’ events are very popular, and it’s recommended that you come early to get a seat and a drink. The cafe closes down during the performances.
You can keep track of The Oasis’ upcoming events on their Facebook page.
Here are a few upcoming events:
Movies That Matter: Becoming Nobody
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.
His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom.
Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film.
In Becoming Nobody, historic clips balance an engaging conversation with director Jamie Catto. We come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures. The life experiences that have freed him from the attachments of his ‘somebody-ness’ have transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.
Close Encounters of the 5th Kind: Video and Meditation
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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.
An Evening with Julianah Hicks (Integrative Medicine Health Coach)
Rescheduled to Monday, March 23rd, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
If you would like some support in becoming stronger, more resilient, more healthy, more energetic, and more balanced, then please join Coach Julianah at the Oasis for an evening of ideas and inspiration. She is an Integrative Medicine Health Coach, trained at Duke Integrative Medicine. Coach Julianah will show how we all can benefit from integrative medicine health coaching when we show up ready to make a change in our lives.
Never Dead Poets Society
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
The meeting consists of reading, writing, and creating a prompt for the future meeting. This keeps all involved writing and processing through a collection of topics decided on and discussed throughout each meeting. Our group is not full of writers by trade, though we do have a few accomplished writers in the group. I, myself am a science major…if that helps you to feel more comfortable with your background. Everyone has the ability to write poetry! Although this group is centered on the collaborative experiences of young adults, anyone can come and participate!
Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie — Seven Years in the Counterculture (a one-man play)
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The counterculture of the 60s and 70s has been viewed as everything from naive to hedonistic. However, most of these views were formed by observing the movement from the outside. “Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie” offers a vastly different perspective, one developed from within. After graduating college in 1968, Robert Roskind hit the road for seven years. Roskind’s travels lead him into the heart of the counterculture–to Esalen Institute, Tassajara Hot Springs, Big Sur, Vancouver Island, the communes of Oregon and North Carolina, Altamont Pop Festival, Mt. Shasta, the Haight-Ashbury and the “motherland”–Northern California. His personal odyssey, sometimes profane and funny, sometimes profound and serious, reveals this tumultuous era as a cultural and spiritual renaissance that birthed many of the solutions to problems humanity now faces.