In the emerging milieu of the 21st century, many traditional churches are being challenged to find new strategies to meet a rapidly changing culture.
“Religion and sustainability — now there’s an oxymoron,” joked Rev. Steve Runholdt of Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, one of three clergy who sat on the Nov. 19 panel “Religion & Sustainability: Views from the Bridge.” The presentation was part of the third annual “Taste of Bioneers” Conference held at the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. […]
WHAT: Kelly Jones, cofounder of AkashVille, hosts the release of her self-published book, Akashic Records: Soul Dialogues. A trained medium in reading akashic records (from the Sanskrit word “akasha” for “luminous” or “ether”), Jones will offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions about their own records. WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 WHERE: Crystal Visions Bookstore, […]
The Masonic Temple will host the North Carolina premiere screening of two films by director Khashyar Darvich: Dalai Lama Awakening and Compassion in Action.
It’s election season — time to pay attention to candidate platforms, get educated on the issues and let your voice be heard … right? Though many dedicated voters go to the polls term after term, hoping to bring about the world they want to see, many are still asking: Is it enough? Are “we the […]
WHAT: Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist masters. The opening ceremony will be led by Hun Lye. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE: The Venue, 21 N. Market […]
WHAT: The 20th annual Public Witch Ritual, organized by Asheville-based Coven Oldenwilde WHEN: Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. WHERE: French Broad River Park, 508 Riverview Drive, West Asheville. WHY: Since 1995, Coven Oldenwilde has held its Public Witch Ritual on Halloween night (Samhain) in various Asheville locations. Annual themes have ranged from “Creatures of […]
A traveling art exhibit from Rise Up! Studios, a studio for homeless artists based in the top floor of the Be Loved House, will tour Asheville places of worship throughout the fall.
Waves that Matter: Asheville’s First Annual RESONATE Festival WHAT: All-day sound healing/vibrational wisdom expo featuring, yoga, drumming, meditations, workshops and live music, including Paradiso and Rasamayi on the world’s largest crystal dijeridoo and cystal singing bowls. WHEN: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 WHERE: New Mountain (38 N. French Broad Ave., downtown Asheville) WHY: The science […]
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 […]