Oasis is a live musical performance of Dan's original songs accompanied by a photo/slide presentation & short commentary. During Oasis, Dan will offer a view of life & love, a view formed from what he has learned from his many, many teachers, especially in regard to the age-old question: Who Am I? He also poses gentle questions tied to the theme of each song for further self & community exploration.
Oasis is intended to empower each participant to enjoy life more fully and enrich perspectives (see testimonials). Dan decided to offer this program because someone listening to his music said it was like soaking in the unconditionally loving presence of God, and Dan would like each participant to feel that love as much as possible.
Participants are invited to bring pen & notebook for journaling, doodling, and/or note taking. In addition, there will be some opportunity for discussion. However, all are also welcome to just "soak in" the beauty, power, & peace of the music, words, pictures, & questions posed without having to take any notes or discuss anything.
Oasis is a presentation for people of any faith (including atheists), who want to explore new possibilities on their life journey or just enjoy life more.
The Oasis experience can be hosted for a small group of friends and family or tailored for a much larger group, such as a church or student event.
Dan Erdman’s unique Oasis program is what our collective world family needs right now, especially middle schoolers and beyond who are faced with the many challenges of preteen, teen, and young adult life. So many of them are wrestling with some type of trauma, deciding who they are, and most importantly, determining their worth. Oasis reminds people of the love inside and all around them.
I have enjoyed several Oasis events and highly recommend it to everyone.
- Katie M.
I was glad to be able to attend your OASIS event. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts in this way. Your message is both simple and profound, and needs to be heard over and over again. I feel that the experience gently moved me toward a little more openness to love, a little more healing and wholeness, and that is a BIG deal! The day after OASIS I noticed there were extra blessings being given to me, as if God and the universe were immediately filling a space I had made for more love. Thank you for helping me move in the direction of self-acceptance (dare I say self-love?) and inner peace.
- Mary K. R.
Thank you, Dan. This was a day of some sadness for me and then I came to an 'Oasis'. I'll return there in the days to come.
Dan, I have been so touched by your emotion and your desire to share your most remarkable insights with us. My own emotions ran the gamut of joy to tears and tears of joy! Thank you for your gift to us. Many blessings to you as you love and touch more hearts.
- Dave E.
The words you've chosen are deeply evoking of communication with my essence. You are so gifted as an artist and musician. Please keep sharing your unique gifts.
- Mary K.
This was an unexpected joy. Thanks for the personal gift of your voice, your words and variety of instrumental talents. I'll pass along a smile!
- Scott S.
It is inspirational...a reminder that I have Love to give & to be grateful for the everyday opportunities to spread joy & to be open to receive joy.
- Barbara P.
It was lovely, inspirational, full of love... Songs were words of truth.
- Denise C.
OASIS is an atmosphere where you do not feel threatened, but feel protected and accepted.
- Roger N.