Perhaps you’ve seen footage of Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala, or even have had the opportunity to see the ritual in person. If you haven’t, then attend Urban Dharma’s Circles of Healing: Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala and Wellness Festival, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 4.
WHAT: Shadow Work seminar by Christen Burns and Giles Carwyn WHERE: 11 Willow Street, Black Mountain WHEN: Introduction: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m-10 p.m. Seminars: Friday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. WHY: Coined by Carl Jung, the term “shadow” often refers to the parts of ourselves that we hide, repress […]
On Tuesday, July 22, WNCA staff and Creation Alliance steering committee members gathered at All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village to officially announce a new partnership.
Maintaining a conscious relationship with death is a necessary for living a sacred life. That’s one of the ideas behind the Bridges of Bardo, a series of public art performances, installations and conversations that all invite participants to consider and reflect upon their relationship with death. One of those installations is the Before I Die wall, an […]
Asheville will host a private screening of Love Bomb, a film directed and produced by Rhea Zimmerman Komarek, documenting her journey from anguish and fear triggered by the events of September 11 to discovering a career in chiropractic and subsequently embarking on a mission to bring that service to the world.
Following fears of increased gang activity in Asheville’s housing projects, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance announced a new initiative from the clergy, the Asheville Police Department, City Council and community members called Stop the Violence.
What: Jerry Donoghue is the founder and coach at Asheville Compassionate Communication Center on E. Chestnut Street. His training is based on the nonviolent communication model developed by Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s during his work in the civil rights movement to forge ways for people to communicate and interact in a way that emphasizes quality […]
“How would your life be different today if you knew that you would not wake up tomorrow?” asks Greg Lathrope, co-director of the Bridges of Bardo project, a series of local events staged to encourage public discourse around the subject of death. “And then you can take it to a relational level and say, ‘How […]
What is the draw of the garden, the chicken coop, the pasture? For many it’s a connection that can offer unseen spiritual, mental and emotional yields. Be it through garden therapy, animal therapy or simply a quiet place to meditate, area green spaces offer the chance to heal and rejuvenate.
What: Dialogue with Kelly S. Jones and Flo Magdalena, centering on Flo’s account of the historical relationship of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Where: Crystal Visions, 5426 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville When: Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Why: Since the early eighties, Flo Magdalena has had channeling experiences that she claims have put her in communication […]
Mycelium is a recently launched Asheville interdisciplinary school and nonprofit that leads students on “learning journeys” to find greater connections with the world and purpose in their careers. The school for connection and “purpose-driven creators” is launching a campaign to help expand their program.
What: On June 7, 1914, the First Congregational Church in Asheville was chartered. This weekend Asheville’s First Congregational UCC will be celebrating its centennial with a special One Hundred Year Dinner for congregation members and a celebration worship service on Sunday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. The service will feature a brass quintet and guest […]
Bruno Groening (1906-1959) believed humanity is surrounded by a divine healing force, or “heilstrom,” that is readily accessible to everyone who employs the proper methods. On Wednesday, June 4, Dr. Barbara Wagner will give a public lecture at Crystal Visions about his esoteric methods.
John Lockley leads a Blessing Ceremony followed by a five-weekend vision quest intensive, based in the indigenous South African tradition of Xhosa Sangoma.
What: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a public wall-raising event for the four-bedroom, two-bath Pope Francis House — the first Habitat house in the nation built in honor of the Catholic leader. Local and nonlocal groups are invited to participate in the build. When: Wednesday, May 21 at noon Where: Jeffress Ave., Shiloh, South […]
Shared economies are based on collaboration — the belief that collective ownership of resources leads to their most effective use. In such systems, advocates say, individuals don’t have to struggle as much to find what they need or make available what they have to offer. The overall goal is not individual profit but providing the maximum benefit to all with the least amount of waste.
Often when we talk about sustainability, we focus on clean energy, the local economy or conservation. These are clearly integral to a resilient future — but the cultural fabric and the qualitative aspects that comprise this future are just as vital for creating a foundation for a sustainable community.
Lifestyle activism — everyday actions such as personal conservation efforts or conscientious purchasing choices — may be meaningful ways to shape our world, but in addition to making those day-to- day choices, many still yearn to find their voice and place in a world that feels increasingly loud and anonymous. So what can you do?
“Recovering psychologist” Dr. Laurel Reinhardt is now a life/dream/joy coach with Inner Landscaping. She spoke with Xpress about the upcoming Vernal Equinox forum.
The Organic Growers School will be holding its 21st annual Spring Conference this weekend March 8 and 9 at UNC Asheville.
This past Ash Wednesday, Episcopal priests and clergy left their churches and convened on the streets of downtown Asheville, West Asheville and at the High Smith Student Union at UNCA to offer passers-by an ashen cross on their forehead, a traditional rite of Ash Wednesday.