Offering Gifts: Novasutras and the Gift Economy
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Offering Gifts: Novasutras and the Gift Economy

In keeping with our commitment to ubuntu, Novasutras events and other content are provided on a gift economy basis. Right now, we rely on small money donations from individuals to keep our website operational, to host online and in-person events, and to pay basic expenses.

When all the world is a gift in motion,

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 …

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,

Meditations on the Moon Phases
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Meditations on the Moon Phases

Guided Meditations for Well-being on Earth, Honoring Times of Change with the Ever-changing Moon

We celebrate the ever-changing moon as a reminder of the dynamic change that is essential to life. Our Lunar Meditations emphasize global unity and loving-kindness to all beings.

Contemplative practices like these Lunar Meditations can help us build appreciation, gratitude, compassion …

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 …

A Community of Practice for Leading Deep Change
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A Community of Practice for Leading Deep Change

An Invitation to our Leading Deep Change Learning Community

Before the crumbling façade of normal buries us, we invite you to participate in creating a novel learning group. Now is our time to dream bigger dreams and have deeper conversations, to take actions and make connections we didn’t think possible a few months ago. 

We …

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 …