Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu
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Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day set aside to celebrate independence from tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  As participants in life on Earth, we are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is

Celebrate the June Solstice
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Celebrate the June Solstice

The Solstice is a time when the sun appears to pause in its northward journey, before turning again to move southward. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. In the depths of difficult times, celebration and spiritual connection are more important than ever. We hope you’ll join …

Earth Day 2021: Sources and Springs of Climate Action
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Earth Day 2021: Sources and Springs of Climate Action

by Paul Schaafsma & Michelle Merrill

We are invited into partnership with the Earth in joyful co-creation and effective action for climate and habitat protection.

Learn more at our online Earth Day Event – Sharing Earth’s Abundant Gifts: An Earth Day Reflection

Today’s climate crisis and global biodiversity loss require us to reconnect with the …

Equinox Celebration March 19-20th 2021
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Equinox Celebration March 19-20th 2021

We are approaching the start of a new season, because we are nearly at the Equinox. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. We hope you’ll join our Octal Celebration, and include our online gathering as part of your own celebration of this seasonal transition.

Equinoxes,

December 2020 Solstice Celebrations
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December 2020 Solstice Celebrations

The Solstice is a time when the sun appears to pause in its southward journey, before turning again to move northward. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. In the depths of difficult times, celebration and spiritual connection are more important than ever. We hope you’ll …

Acknowledgement and Gratitude for Indigenous Traditions
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Acknowledgement and Gratitude for Indigenous Traditions

In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day. The contrasts between the myths of this as a day emerging from gratitude and happy fellowship between different cultures, and the realities of colonialism and genocide in the Americas, contribute to some complexities in celebrating this holiday. Yet Thanksgiving Day (and the following …

Cross-Quarter Nov 7th & Novasutras’ 3rd Anniversary
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Cross-Quarter Nov 7th & Novasutras’ 3rd Anniversary

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 …