Reflections on the Autumn Cross-Quarter 2019
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Reflections on the Autumn Cross-Quarter 2019

We had a unifying Octal Meditation and a rich, thoughtful discussion online last week. Topics we discussed included our need for community and shared meditation practices in the face of the climate crisis and other stresses and struggles, the sense of being part of something larger as a way to manage grief, the astronomical configuration …

Considering the Dead: traditions of the Autumn Cross-Quarter
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Considering the Dead: traditions of the Autumn Cross-Quarter

Considering, mourning & celebrating death this Cross-Quarter

The end of October and beginning of November are mid-autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The autumn cross-quarter is celebrated in different ways in diverse traditions. It is connected with Samhain, Halloween and the Day of the Dead – traditions that allow us to consider our responses to …

September 2019 Equinox Meditation
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September 2019 Equinox Meditation

The Equinox, the exact time the sun will cross the equator on its journey south, is Monday, September 23rd, at 07:50 UTC (that’s 12:50am Pacific Daylight Time – check your local time and date).

This Equinox happens to coincide with a Global Climate Strike week of actions. Novasutras Santa Cruz participated by holding …

Novasutras Santa Cruz Emerges
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Novasutras Santa Cruz Emerges

The first local chapter of Novasutras is sprouting and reaching sunward. We were nourished by a light rain and the joy of each other’s company at our launch party in August (details and pictures below).

September 20-27th, we will be actively engaged in several Global Climate Strike actions, including leading an Equinox meditation in …

August 7th 2019 Cross-Quarter Video
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August 7th 2019 Cross-Quarter Video

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Lionel, Lisa and Ohmar joined Michelle online to celebrate the Cross-Quarter – the midpoint between the June solstice the September equinox. Michelle explained the Novasutras practice of meditating at the moment of each Octal point of the year (the Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross-Quarters in Earth’s orbit), then Called the Corners

News: August Cross-Quarter, Santa Cruz Chapter, Radio Interview
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News: August Cross-Quarter, Santa Cruz Chapter, Radio Interview

August Cross-Quarter

There will be a global synchronous meditation and discussion via Zoom  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 19:00-20:00 UTC (noon-1pm PDT). Add to Google Calendar

The moment of Cross-Quarter is at 19:19 UTC (12:19pm PDT), when the sun will be directly overhead in the Pacific Ocean, west off the coast of Mexico between Acapulco and …

Reflections on the June Solstice
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Reflections on the June Solstice

Thanks and blessings to everyone in the emerging Novasutras community for sharing agaya and ubuntu at the June 2019 Solstice. In the online discussion after our Solstice meditation, we had an engaging conversation about what agaya means to each of us.

The days around each Solstice are important times to pause and reflect. …