This Solstice is Dec 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun being overhead in southern Africa, and the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at dusk, make this Solstice a special time for honoring ubuntu. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness.
Thanksgiving can become a celebration of agaya and ubuntu, through the Native American tradition of the "Thanksgiving Address." What are you grateful for? How do you celebrate ubuntu and agaya?
Celebrate the Cross-Quarter with Us The cross-quarters are the midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice. The precise timing of a cross-quarter is defined as the time when the sun crosses Latitude 16° 20′, midway between the Equator and the Tropic line. That will be tomorrow, November 7th at 22:56 UTC (2:56pm PST). Novasutras will … Continue reading Cross-Quarter Nov 7th & Novasutras’ 3rd Anniversary
Novasutras has been busy offering online events and discussions during the global pandemic. For the week surrounding Earth Day this year, we started by offering our Earth Week Beginning Online Gathering, followed by The Future of Novasutras Discussions: Co-Creation as a Community. Still to come, April 23rd's New Moon Meditation, and April 24th's Reclaiming Hope: Earth Day Comes Back Home. Below are details about each Earth Week event.
This September 22nd is the Equinox. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness -- see the video.
Ubuntu is is the essential truth of inter-being and interdependent co-arising. Learn about ways to celebrate INTERdependence Day and to participate in the co-creation of the Novasutras movement.
As an expansion of our traditional Solstice celebration, Novasutras is partnering with the organizers of World Unity Week. Events begin June 20th, and go on through the 27th, with topics of climate action, global peace partnerships, interfaith harmony, interracial justice, and the future we want to create together.
Our guided meditation featured a message of global wellness, joy and loving-kindness for all beings. Before and after the meditation, there was conversation with our participants. We started by recognizing our gratitude in agaya. Then we talked about what’s up for each of us with this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic crisis, to honor the struggles of this strange time - what is difficult, what is painful, what is scary right now. After an explanation of the meaning of the Equinox in Novasutras, we Called the Corners and began the meditation. Afterward, we reflected on what we had just learned and experienced, and what the current crisis is teaching us, and then talked about how to move forward in ubuntu and agaya.