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Rumi’s Caravan, A Benefit for The Climate Center

 

Admission: $125

Join us in the Osmosis meditation garden for an unforgettable summer evening with fine wine, music, inspired poetry, and an artisan dinner.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by musicians Jason Parmar on percussion and Donald Fontowitz playing Turkish Oud and Chaturangui. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

Highlighted by Rumi’s Caravan, a Sonoma County tradition that invites guests to be lulled and inspired by ecstatic verse — some ancient, some contemporary – learned by heart, spoken with passion, and accompanied with improvisational music. Poet Kay Crista says, “What we want to do is welcome people to this oasis, it’s a place to slip out of the weariness of everyday living and just be nourished by the reminder of the deeper aspects of what is to be human and alive. We want to rekindle the wildness of the heart in a world culture where nature has been beaten into submission.”

And to top it all off, the evening will benefit The Climate Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Working with business, government, youth, and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, The Climate Center makes it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet. They provided the impetus for Sonoma Clean Power which has grown to provide Community Choice Energy to over 5 million people in California, reduced greenhouse gas in Sonoma County by 11%, and save $62 million in local consumer electricity rates. All proceeds to benefit The Climate Center.

5 – 6 pm – Wine and hors d’oeuvre on the front lawn

6 – 7 pm – Dinner (see the menu here)

7 – 8:00 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

8:15 – 8:45 pm – Desserts

About The Climate Center:

Founded in 2001, The Climate Center played a key role in the tremendous growth in California of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), local government-led energy service providers. CCAs grew from 2 to 23 over the past eight years and now provide 80-90% greenhouse gas-free electricity to over 11 million Californians.

The Climate Center has launched a bold, science-based campaign, Climate-Safe California, to accelerate equitable climate action in California, catalyzing other states, our nation and countries around the world to greater action for a climate-safe future. Our goal is that California, the world’s fifth largest economy, achieves net-negative emissions, removing more climate pollution than we emit, by 2030, 15 years earlier than current state policy.

Click here for more details about the Climate-Safe California campaign: https://theclimatecenter.org/climatesafeca/

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Rumi’s Caravan – A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection

Join us in the Osmosis meditation garden for an unforgettable summer evening with fine wine, music, inspired poetry, and an artisan dinner.

Masks are required at this outdoor event to maximize safety.

The evening will begin with a premiere wine and hors d’oeuvre reception followed by a gourmet dinner created by food artist Isa.

The evening will be highlighted by Rumi’s Caravan, a Sonoma County tradition that invites guests to be lulled and inspired by ecstatic verse — some ancient, some contemporary – learned by heart, spoken with passion, and accompanied with improvisational music. Poet Kay Crista says, “What we want to do is welcome people to this oasis, it’s a place to slip out of the weariness of everyday living and just be nourished by the reminder of the deeper aspects of what is to be human and alive. We want to rekindle the wildness of the heart in a world culture where nature has been beaten into submission.”

And to top it all off, the evening will benefit The Climate Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Working with business, government, youth, and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, The Climate Center makes it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet. They provided the impetus for Sonoma Clean Power which has grown to provide Community Choice Energy to over 5 million people in California, reduced greenhouse gas in Sonoma County by 11%, and save $62 million in local consumer electricity rates. All proceeds to benefit The Center For Climate Protection.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson, and Doug von Koss accompanied by guest poet Rebecca Evert. Accompanying musicians will be announced soon. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

5 – 6 pm – Wine and hors d’oeuvre on the front lawn

6 – 7 pm – Dinner by Chef Isa

7 – 8:00 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

8:15 – 8:45 pm – Deserts

Register!

Winter Solstice Ritual

winter solstice sound healing

A team of healers and musicians will gather in the meditation garden to conduct a sound healing ceremony. The intention is to bring all in attendance into coherence, connection and stillness.

Join us to meet the magical energy of solstice as we open a portal into the profound.

Afterward, there is an additional opportunity to extend the healing experience in a small group with sound therapy while partaking in an Enzyme Footbath.

The Cedar Enzyme Footbath follows immediately after the garden ritual.

Tickets are an additional $15 – Limited Availability.

Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

Osmosis Festival of Lights

Osmosis Festival of Lights

Please join us for a convivial evening of friends and neighbors converging in the unique atmosphere of Osmosis.

We put up a large heated tent on the front lawn beautifully decorated and filled with music and good cheer.

Enjoy an abundance of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, fine wine by Davis Family Vineyards, unique holiday gifts and live jazz music by The Gypsy Trio.

Reserve now for this totally fun holiday party and shopping opportunity. Peruse our self-care boutique, purchase gift cards and receive complimentary treatments. Evening delights include a heart and soul warming Cedar Enzyme Footbath while viewing a fire dance performance, mini-massages and raffle prizes totaling over $1,000!

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Teriyaki Meatballs
  • Thai Lettuce Cups with chicken and chili
  • Smoked Beet Hummus Stuffed Cucumbers with avocado
  • Ricotta Toast with sauteed garlicky broccolini & preserved meyer lemon
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Galette
  • Polenta Bites with wild mushrooms & smoked gouda

As our gift to you, $25 will be credited toward your Gift Card or Retail purchases that evening over $200.

Join us for this very special evening to gather in the warm energy space of our dear friends and lovely staff.

Buy Your Tickets Early as this Always SELLS OUT!!

Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Ceremony

autumn equinox at osmosis day spa

Back by Popular Demand! EnChanted will guide us into this experience of equal day and night and mark the crossing over to Fall.

Our quarterly gatherings have become a seasonal touchstone for our community. A bonding time for friends and neighbors when we connect with the special healing energy at Osmosis that has been cultivated on this land for over 30 years. A channel for healing and reckoning with spirit. Our sound ceremonies tap into the rhythm between sound and silence. With the sound of angelic vocals, we will welcome the coming of darker days ahead.

Become EnChanted and enter into a world of sound that is meditative, empowering and transformative. Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur both former members of the vocal trio Copper Wimmin have been singing together since they were 12 years old and share a belief in the healing power of music and the human voice.

Afterward, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience in a Cedar Enzyme Footbath. The Cedar Enzyme Footbath immediately following the event is $15 with very limited tickets available.

Entry fee of $15 can be applied to any same day service.

We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Autumn in the tranquil gardens.


Alyx Autuori sang German folk songs in three-part harmony as a child with her parents. From this place, she developed a deep love for harmonizing and blending vocally with others. She sang in many choirs and was a founding member of the a capella trio Copper Wimmin. She has worked in hospice and in hospitals providing therapeutic music. She sings every day with her children and husband and finds this practice to be nourishing and uplifting for the whole family. Alyx uses songwriting as a multi-dimensional healing process and believes that humans singing together can regenerate and transform the world.

Kiranjot Kaur is a Sebastopol native, and internationally recognized musician and teacher. Coming from a long family line of creatives, she first received her degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts and was a founding member of the music group Copper Wimmin. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now and their song Bleeding Rivers was featured on the Showtime television series The L Word. In 2006 Kiranjot refocused her career around classical Indian music and spent five years living and studying under the guidance of her beloved teacher Ustad Narindar Singh in Amritsar, India. Kundalini Yoga has been an integral part of her life since age 14 and she discovered that her favorite thing in this world is using her voice as a call to stillness and healing by leading groups in meditation with mantras.