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Polestar Gardens Holiday Schedule

Eight-Hour Meditation

Sunday – Dec. 17 – 9 am to 5 pm

This is a spiritual highlight of the year beginning at 9 am at the Polestar temple. The morning session includes chanting and longer periods of meditation and the afternoon more chanting, readings, and selections of inspiring music. This has been a transformational experience for all who have participated!

Polestar Christmas Service and Kirtan

Wednesday – Dec. 20 – Kirtan starts at 5:45 pm

Sacred ceremony, kirtan, and meditation followed by great company, good food, and a special surprise – hope to see you there!

Caroling at Veterans Home and Hospital


Sunday – Dec. 24 – time to be announced (late morning)

Join our caroling group to help share the Christmas spirit with our larger community: we’ll meet at the Subway in Pahoa (time to be announced) and carpool into Hilo from there.

New Years Eve Celebration at PolestarNew Year’s Eve Celebration

Sunday – Dec 31 – 4 pm to 1 am

Join us for an evening of music, great food, community art, fire ceremony, sacred circle dancing and more as we welcome in the new year.

New Year’s Retreat

Yogananda Kirtan

Wednesday – Jan. 3 – 5:00 pm

Join us for chanting, storytelling, potluck and a showing of the documentary film about his life: Awake

Yogananda Awake Birthday CelebratonYogananda’s Birthday Celebration & Service

Sunday – Jan. 7 – starts 10:30 am

We’ll celebrate this joyous occasion with a service at 10:30 am including storytelling, chanting, and ceremony, followed by potluck lunch and open house. Hope to see you there!

9 day rejuvenation diet Yoganada eventYogananda’s Nine-Day Rejuvenation Diet

Jan. 11 to 19

Specifically designed by Paramhansa Yogananda to completely refresh the body and spirit, this disciplined approach to rejuvenation is considered by many to be more effective (and harder!) than fasting. With the balmy Hawaii weather and a group effort to ‘stay the course’, this is a great way to begin the year.    Learn more here…