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.
For many leaders and members of the local spiritual and faith community, the crux of spiritual experience comes in standing up for something larger than themselves.
For those who haven’t served time in food service, health regulations require that foods sold to the public must be prepared and stored in a commercially certified kitchen. The exception is when foods are prepared in a customer’s own home and stored for consumption on the premises. That’s how personal chefs roll: They show up […]
Burkinabe healer, Sobonfu Somé comes to the Asheville area to lead a weekend grieving ritual Nov. 9 and 10. She will also lead a talk on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7-9 p.m. at Jubilee! in downtown Asheville.
Green Sage took top honors at last Sunday’s Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge with their tempeh-chorizo riff on the Mexican classic. Xpress correspondent Jordan Foltz shares some highlights from the competition and takes a look at a few ways to enjoy the bean-based protein.
For well over a year, quirky and artistic downtown Marshall was without a full-service restaurant. The old stone building at 18 N. Main St. — which used to house Bacchus Bistro and Stone House Pizza — remained vacant from early 2012 until this summer, when Marshall’s culinary drought officially ended as Jaime and Deena Hernandez […]
Guitar innovator John McLaughlin comes to The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 13, with his band, The 4th Dimension. The current incarnation of the 4th Dimension features Gary Husband on keys, Etienne Mbappe on bass, McLaughlin on guitar and Ranjit Barot on percussion. Read on for an extensive interview with McLaughlin on the six-string, Miles Davis and a life in music.
Take one look at the “spirituality” section of our calendar, and it’s easy to see that the Asheville area aims for wellness of mind and heart in a variety of ways — meditation, mindfulness, earth medicine, prayer, peacefulness, the metaphysical and Zen listings abound. One of those gems is Urban Dharma, where Hun Lye welcomes those seeking to practice and learn more about Buddhism. (Pictured: Hun Lye; photo by Taylor Johnson)
On a Tuesday night, 12 Ashevilleans got five minutes and up to 20 slides each to tell a packed house at Highland Brewing’s tasting room what they cared about most.
Blue Ocean Faith will hold its 2013 Southeastern Conference Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Blue Ridge Vineyard Church in north Asheville. Curious about the ideas and folks behind the conference, I asked Tom Camacho, pastor of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, whether we’re experiencing a contemporary reformation. (Pictured: Tom Camacho; photo by Jordan Foltz)
On Sunday, Nov. 4, the Diana Wortham Theater opened its doors to the exploration of ideas — TEDxAsheville. Xpress staffer Jordan Foltz attended. Here, he shares his personal observations. (In this photo, presenter Katie Spotz — who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean — speaks at the event. Photo by Matthew Abrams.)
It’s not that the “The 7 Billionth Person on Earth” was an offensive, controversial or even inaccurate article, it was just plain superfluous [“Edgy Mama,” Nov. 9 Xpress]. Couldn’t something have been communicated in a half-page more than just a slew of inanimate statistics that we all know? If you ask me, statistics are about […]
I am perennially disappointed by the stunted anthropocentric values of what our media perpetuates in this culture. Journalists and scientists have somehow confined themselves to a limited forum whereby they only feel their story or research will be taken seriously if it addresses data with respect to its relevance for our current economic paradigm or […]