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Retreats and Programs

Polestar Calendar

Ongoing Daily, Weekly and Monthly Events:

(Also see Annual Events below)

Monday thru Friday, 5:45 am-7:15 am, Daily Meditation and Yoga
We have guided group meditations every morning and most evenings in the Polestar Temple. On weekdays we start at 5:45 am with Paramhansa Yogananda's energization exercises and a brief hatha yoga session, followed by chanting and meditation ending at 7:15 am.

Mondays, 5 - 7 pm, Raja Yoga Class Series
These classes start with energization, hatha yoga, and meditation, followed by a discussion of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as applied to daily life. Suggested donation $10. Email or call (808) 430-8009 for more information.

Wednesdays, 5:45 pm & 7:00 pm, Kirtan (sacred music) & Potluck
Chanting and meditation starting at 5:45 pm followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner at about 7pm.

Fridays, 4:30 pm, Volleyball. Open to all ages and skill-levels. Experience the fun and joy of this energetic and accessible sport.

Saturdays & Sundays, 6:00-9:00 am, Long Meditation
On weekends we host a three hour meditation starting at 6:00 am (come early for energization / yoga); chanting breaks at 7:30 and 8:30 am, closing with Healing Prayers at  9:00 am, (on rare occasions we end earlier because of other events).

You are also welcome to join us on weekdays for a brief mid-day meditation starting around 12:15 pm.

Fridays, 4:30 pm, Volleyball. Open to all ages and skill-levels. Experience the fun and joy of this energetic and accessible sport.

All-Day Silent Retreat Sundays
Last Sunday of Each Month
8:00 am - 6:30 pm (optional early meditation from 6-8 am)

Once a month, on the last Sunday of the month, we host an all-day silent retreat. Starting at 8:00 am in the morning are led spiritual practice activies (practiced in silence except chanting and prayer): meditation, pranayama, energization exercises, yoga postures, chanting, healing prayers and walking meditations.

In the afternoon after lunch you can enjoy the beauty of our 20 acres, our spiritual library and open temple. There is also a led journaling option. Afternoon sadhana (energization, chanting and meditation) ends the retreat day from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

There is a recommended donation for meals.

Service Projects
We regularly volunteer at servicee projects
throughout Puna and beyond and you are welcome to join the fun. Contact us for a current schedule.

Apprenticeship Program: 
Ongoing: runs for 1 – 2 months

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Annual Events - Fall 2013 thru Summer 2014

Yoga, Self Discovery & Tropical Adventure
with Therese Smith and Dana Lynne Andersen

April 5 - 12, 2014
Melt into the healing balm of nature as you delve
into your inner world. Ignite the spark of your creativity, rouse a wellspring of fresh energy, abundance and joy. Join us for a transformational experience of spirit, yoga, art, and nature with internationally renowned artist, Dana Lynne Andersen and yoga with Therese Smith.

Polestar Sacred Music Festival
May 7 - May 11, 2014

Join us for 4 enlivening days of classes, workshops and performances. Polestar is a space for amazing, transcendental and completely accessible music experience.

Adventures in Spirit  
Summer Internship Program 2013
July 25  – Aug 4, 2014

This popular program is in its 16th year and also open to students of all ages. A feast of Spirit, with sadhana, service, music, adventure and community celebrations.

Family Campout
Ho'okena Beach
Aug 1 – 4th, 2104

Perhaps our most relaxing and joyous celebration of the year! Three days camping on our favorite beach with swimming, snorkeling, dolphins, campfires, boogie boarding, volleyball, and music along with great company and fabulous food. Please email or call (808) 430-8009 for reservations or more information.

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