Climate Strike 9/20-9/27 ~ Pachamama Symposium 10/12 ~ Launch Party 8/12 Recap

Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike week of action — Sept. 20-27

The Novasutras movement serves the growing need for spiritual community as activists respond to the vast challenges of environmental disruption and social injustice that threaten global and personal well-being. Our perspective is that the deepest root cause of the climate crisis is the loss of reverence for the living world.

September Equinox Gathering
Sunday September 22nd

City Hall Plaza, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz

We’re planning an in-person gathering with meditation and reflection to welcome in the Equinox from 12:30 to 1:30 on Sunday, September 22nd (about 12 hours ahead of the actual time the sun crosses the equator). Please plan to arrive by 12:15 to get settled before the meditation begins.

You may wish to bring a blanket, cushion or folding chair to allow you to sit more comfortably during the meditation. You will probably want to wear a hat or bring sunscreen.

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Novasutras hosts meditations on the Equinoxes, Solstices and Cross-Quarters (8 times per year). These Octal Meditations revitalize our connection with and reverence for Nature and promote global unity.

Global Climate Strike Kick-Off
Louden Nelson Community Center, Friday Sept. 20

Novasutras will be among the organizations on the panel from 5:30-6:30 in room 3, and will lead a guided meditation in room 5 at 7pm.

Faith in Our Future
Peace United Church, Tuesday Sept. 24th

Novasutras will also be among the participants in the Faith in Our Future event on September 24th, 7-9pm, being organized as part of the Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike week of action.

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium
Saturday October 12th

Attend a free workshop created by the Pachamama Alliance—the community that’s committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. See what’s possible for the planet and for life itself.

  • Learn where we are as a human family and how we got here.
  • Discover your role in creating a sustainable future.
  • Connect with like-minded, openhearted people and move into action.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Resource Center for Non-Violence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz CA 95060

The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is a half-day, interactive workshop that is the first offering in the Pachamama Alliance Up to Us engagement pathway—a pathway that provides training and inspiration for participants via live in-person and online courses, local community groups, and game changing movements. Learn more at

Michelle Merrill will be one of the presenters at this Awakening the Dreamer Symposium. The work of the Pachamama Alliance has been a major inspiration for Novasutras.

Novasutras Santa Cruz Launch Party a soggy success!

We had a drizzly yet festive meeting on Sunday August 18th at Harvey West Park, gathering people from the Santa Cruz area with an interest in Novasutras. The event included a potluck, a guided meditation under a redwood tree, a little singing and chanting, an exchange of blessings, and some deep discussion of ways that we experience and promote agaya.

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2 thoughts on “Santa Cruz, California area chapter

  1. I love seeing that Novasutras has a Santa Cruz chapter and that you’re getting together for an in-person celebration of life, ecology, and community! I’ll be out of town then (as I live in NYC) but I can’t wait to make it out for some future Novasutras celebration when I am in town. 🙂

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  2. I love your vision around all of us creating a new guiding narrative for creating a world that works for all. I hope this local event will help seed a nucleus of a growing community of beings who lead from interconnected mind (ubuntu) versus the human-centered mind!

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