Traditions of holiday revels have been co-opted to push an environmentally-destructive consumerist agenda. How can we reclaim older holiday traditions, and create new ones like Climate Caroling, to heal our communities? What other actions can add meaning and build community with our holiday celebrations?
Giving thanks can be a celebration of agaya and ubuntu, whether through personal practices like gratitude journaling, or community-building through the Native American tradition of the “Thanksgiving Address.” What are you grateful for? How do you celebrate ubuntu and agaya?
Climate Caroling is a festive form of activism. Singing alternate lyrics and other actions can add meaning and message to holiday celebrations. Novasutras Solstice events and other holiday practices show our reverence for life on Earth, and our interdependence with all beings.
We can decolonize Thanksgiving and Black Friday to celebrate gratitude in agaya and ubuntu, and stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples. What are you grateful for? How can you decolonize your celebration?
Novasutras participates in the gift economy, freely offering events and content. You can join this gift economy by sharing money or time with us. Help us thrive by telling your friends about Novasutras and our events – reach out and have a good conversation with someone you love, to reconnect and share agaya and ubuntu.
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.
This Solstice is June 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness, and visualization of the better futures that could emerge.
On May 4th & 5th, Novasutras will celebrate the Cross-Quarter – the midpoint between and the Equinox and the Solstice. We will reconnect with the beauty and wonder of Nature, with messages of global wellness, joy and loving-kindness for all beings, in this Octal Celebration of the Earth-Sun dance. Click below for links and more info.