Weekly Weave - 10/28
Sunday Funday & Welcoming the Mycocosm
Hi there! My name is Aaron Gabriel, and this is the Weekly Weave!
Formerly known as "Woven Web Weekly", our refreshed Weekly Weave aims to keep our lively community in the loop and foster deeper connections. While our roots are firmly planted in Boulder, Colorado, our gaze extends far beyond. Through this newsletter, we'll be blending together what is happening locally with what matters for all of us as humans, striving to weave connection across all dimensions.
During my time living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I was introduced to a tradition in the Puna district known as “Sunday Funday.” It was a day full of dancing, drumming, swimming, and most of all, community bonding.
This past Sunday in Boulder brought back vivid memories of those Puna days. My morning began with the contact lab at the boulder circus center, facilitated by the talented Nita Little, one of the originators of contact improv. While I was dancing at the contact lab, many others were at another Sunday morning dance event in Boulder: Movement Mass, a 5-rhythms inspired dance event.
As the sun rose higher in the day, friends converged for a drum circle in North Boulder park, an initiative that's gaining momentum with plans to continue regardless of the chill. The "Sunday Funday" spirit persisted, moving to a community home gathering and then over to Nevei Kodesh where we danced to the beats of David Satori. Some continued gathering at our community house across the street, enjoying chill conversations and making music by the fire.
Reflecting on the day, I'm filled with gratitude for Boulder's close-knit community and our shared moments. However, thoughts on accessibility and inclusion arise. Striking a balance between free and paid gatherings is crucial for a genuine community spirit. We must innovate ways to uphold high-quality gatherings without excluding anyone.
In the spirit of inclusion, I’m thrilled to share a great and free-to-attend opportunity coming up this coming Sunday (10/29) at the Yellow Barn Farm. Join us for farm fest; a vendor market supported by the Stalk Market with our local farmers, artists, and small businesses + live music and food! This is a great opportunity to weave more regeneration action into our community here.
Welcoming the Mycocosm
Three months ago, as the transformation of CoHack into Woven Web was unfolding, I settled into a new home here in Boulder. I was joined by Ethan, a fellow Woven Web leader, along with several other dear friends, sharing a vision of creating a sanctuary for community gatherings. In these short months, this vision has become increasingly manifest. This week, marking our three-month milestone, our home was christened: welcome to "The Mycocosm."
This revelation isn't merely a personal update but holds significance for the Woven Web community. The Mycocosm, like our beloved Mycocafe owned by our dear friend Ramzy, is blossoming into a pivotal hub for Woven Web. At Woven Web, we value the reflection of the macro in the micro, recognizing the deep interconnections in everything and we see this name embodying that philosophy.
At the Mycocosm, we envision a haven where people can feel at home, find inspiration, and forge deep connections. With potlucks centered around discussions on politics and philosophy, as well as kirtans, song circles, musical jams, meditations, and more; the diversity of events we are hosting continues to grow and we’re excited to play a part in the evolution of how we connect here in Boulder. Expect frequent mentions of Mycocosm-hosted events in upcoming Weekly Weaves. True to our inclusive spirit, we aspire to offer most gatherings free of charge, ensuring everyone feels welcome. Don't miss our weekly Mycocosm meditation, every Wednesday (Next one 11/1) at 12 pm. Join us, and let's weave this web together.
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Thanks for making the time to read this. I hope this can become a space where we can rest into some words and feel a deeper sense of connection to our community here and beyond. Many individuals, whether in Boulder or elsewhere, struggle to feel a sense of belonging. Solving this isn't straightforward, and an events platform alone will likely not be sufficient. We have to re-weave our bonds with each other and with our Earth, and while that may be assisted by continuing to come together in shared spaces, it seems that we have to be looking more holistically at how we are connecting in all areas of our lives.
Let’s keep showing up for each other and for this shared home we call Earth.
-Aaron Gabriel & Woven Web
Drum circle in North Boulder park