In all that we do is the common thread of concern for peace and justice, interfaith and multiracial community building, a wholistic approach to healing and growth, and the integration of spirituality and the creative arts as dynamic components of compassionate social change.
All of our programs and services are available on a sliding scale basis, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Examples of our core offerings are listed below --
* Spirit, Sound & Silence
Quarterly retreats offer a day of healing and renewal with guided meditation, visioning, labyrinth walk, time in nature, and a live musical soundscape by Destiny the ‘Harpist from the Hood,’and other guest musicians. Held in Oakland, with transportation support and scholarships available.
* Transformative Visions
Art, jazz and spoken word events addressing social issues and lifting up a vision of peace, justice, and possibility for our communities and our world.Please use the menu navigation to access "virtual" art installations and performances, or click Transformative Visions for a hub page. To view a 3 min. video montage click here.
* Sustaining the Soul of Activism (and Activists)
Special workshops and resources supporting the resilience of those on the front lines of community service and social justice work -- activists, caregivers, change-makers, spiritual leaders and others at risk for burnout and trauma.Sessions are offered both in public settings and by contract, tailored to the needs of specific organizations and agencies. Learn more.
* Healing Black Lives
Days of renewal for activists of African descent offering practices for resilience and spiritual well being, mini-sessions with healing practitioners, community connection and support. Learn more.
* Classes and Workshops
To nourish mind, soul and body. Topics include: Spirituality & Social Change, Cultivating Resilience for People of Color on the Front Lines, The Life & Legacy of Howard Thurman, Fearless Tai Chi, Art as Healing, and other subjects related to our mission. These are presented both locally (in the Bay Area) and in other cities around the US, in community and academic settings.Learn more.
* Second Sundays
A monthly drop-in meditation circle and potluck to foster community connection and deepening spiritual practice.
* Spiritual Counseling
One-time or ongoing counseling and prayer support by phone or during in-person sessions. We receive each person with compassion and respect, empowering them through a spiritually-based approach to their conditions of concern.
* Consulting and Facilitation
We support client organizations in a wholistic approach, working in both the “inner” and “outer” dimensions to reveal new possibilities for personal and organizational development.
* Ceremonies for Life Passages (weddings, memorials, blessings, etc.)
We support people in navigating their times of transition (whether of celebration or bereavement) and co-create sacred ceremonies that are uniquely responsive to their particular needs.
* Resource Materials
Newsletters, articles, CDs, curricula, and web-based materials address subjects relevant to our mission to provide resources for academic and general audiences.
YOUR GIFTS to OneLife Institute help us to provide services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and are deeply appreciated. Please click here for more.