Reflections on the December Solstice 2019
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Reflections on the December Solstice 2019

December 2019 Solstice (showing the sub-solar point), from timeanddate.com

We welcomed the Solstice with our online Octal Meditation with a special focus on wishes for well-being to Australia – the location of the Solstice sub-solar point, where record-breaking heatwaves and fires have been ravaging the continent.

Our meditation was followed by engaged conversation about gratitude, …

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 …

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

Cross-Quarter Celebration August 7th 2019
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Cross-Quarter Celebration August 7th 2019

Please join us to celebrate the midpoint between the June solstice the September equinox this week. There will be a synchronous global meditation and discussion via Zoom  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 19:00-20:00 UTC (noon-1pm PDT).

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Join the Synchronous Global Solstice Meditation June 21st
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Join the Synchronous Global Solstice Meditation June 21st

Please join our simultaneous guided meditation from 15:30-16:00 UTC on Friday June 21st (8:30-9:00 am PDT – check your local time and date) by starting the video below at exactly 15:30 UTC / 8:30  PDT. This meditation will be followed by a live conversation via Zoom starting at 16:00 UTC / 9:00 PDT.

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June 2019 Solstice Celebrations
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June 2019 Solstice Celebrations

The next Solstice is three weeks away: Friday, June 21 at 15:54 UTC (when the sun is directly overhead on the Tropic of Cancer).

Please participate in the global Novasutras Solstice meditation during the exact moment of the solstice, if feasible. 
If you’d like to follow the simultaneous guided meditation from 15:30-16:15 UTC on …