Join our Polestar Ohana
Our Polestar Ohana is our extended family of community members, neighbors, and friends who want to support Polestar’s ongoing expansion and long term prosperity. As part of our Ohana (Hawaiian for “family”), you are helping to create a vibrant intentional community based upon the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. This community touches the lives of each soul who walks through our doors. Through donations such as yours, we are assisting others in many ways and creating an environment that allows each of us to deepen our connection with Spirit.
Polestar’s dedication to Community Service includes ongoing youth and apprenticeship programs that inspire young adults to channel their creative energy and reach for their highest potential. Organic gardening, construction, music, vegetarian cooking, sports, yoga, dance and physical fitness are just some of the practical life skills we teach. More importantly, the mentoring opportunities available in community life: to model respect, self control, concentration and compassion, are at the heart of our service to others.
Polestar’s ongoing classes in yoga and meditation are a source of inspiration to many of our extended community. Our schedule includes daily sadhana (spiritual practice), weekly kirtan and potluck, and monthly service projects, all open to public participation.
We also provide fresh organic produce through a Community Supported Agriculture program and donate a portion of the harvest to the local food bank to support those in need. Our service projects extend to other local non-profits, where we offer our expertise in building and create dynamic work days for many diverse projects. Through these activities, we are slowly building a wonderful network of educators and service oriented community members. Your contributions will support all of this.