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March 20Spring Equinox Gathering
March 20-22 Spring Equinox Renewal Retreat
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April 24-26Men’s Circle Service Weekend
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May 22-25Garden Party Work Weekend
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June 20 SUMMER SOLSTICE: A Women's Sacred Journey into Sanctuary
June 21Spiritual Study Group
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July 3-5 Interdependence  Community Weekend
July 24-26Men’s Circle Work Weekend
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August 1Annual Starseed FUNdraiser
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March 20     Spring Equinox: Seeding Intentions Ceremony & Celebration
5:30 - 10:00pm

This is a very powerful and cosmic day where the new moon, full solar eclipse and equinox are all on the same day.

Experience the power of spiritual journey!

During our ceremony we will be connecting with the energy of this Equinox to clarify, energize and enliven the very essence (seed) of that which we want to create and grow in our lives and in the world.

5:30pm Hors dourves
6:00pm Ceremony
7:30pm Vegetarian Potluck Supper
Live music to follow.

Bring a vegetarian potluck dish and bring instruments.

Suggested Donation: $15-$20

Sleepover fee: $50 per night for a shared room; $100 per night for a private room. 

For those who wish to deepen their preparation for this cosmic experience, you are welcome to arrive Thursday evening and sleep over to be present for the early morning events. There will be guided meditation/reflection time during the day.

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March 20-22     Spring Equinox Renewal Retreat
Are you weary from winter? Renew yourself with a weekend retreat. We will share nourishing and rejuvenating foods and drinks, sit it in circle to discuss the seeds we want to plant in our own lives, and have lots of time for rest and being on the land. Personal counseling or polarity sessions with Satyena are also available. Call 413-743-0417 or email today to reserve your spot with private or shared accommodations.


April 24-26      Men’s Circle Service Weekend
Calling all brothers. Join us in men’s circle and in service as we dismantle the Starseed barn. The weekend will begin at 12 noon on Friday April 24 (arrive when you can) with the lighting of a fire. This fire will burn for 48 hours as we deconstruct the barn – reclaiming wood that is still good, and returning the rest to the earth through fire. Evenings will be spent around the fire with men’s circles.
Please contact Joseph at for more information or to RSVP.


May 22-25     Garden Party Work Weekend
On this holiday weekend, join us for our major garden preparation and planting weekend. We will share good food and fellowship as we prepare the soil and plant this year’s seeds.


June 20     Summer Solstice: A Women's Sacred Journey into Sanctuary
Sponsored by Women of Spirit in the Berkshires
Saturday, June 20

In our multifaceted lives, sanctuary is the place where we take care of our soul and in taking care of our soul, our whole being is nourished.

Come nourish yourself! Join in a ceremony to honor our Mother Earth, to connect with her more deeply, and receive of her inspiration, nourishment and blessings. We will begin our journey in the labyrinth where we will hang prayer ribbons with our Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth. From there we will travel to the Medicine Wheel to connect with Mother Earth and all of our relations in the Seven Directions. Here we will open our energy centers, releasing blockages and energizing our alignment with Spirit. We will then travel to the Sanctuary of the Divine Mother to adorn this sanctuary with plants, stones, and feathers, sending our prayers deep into the heart of the Mother. As we receive her blessings, we will offer our gratitude through our voices as we sing, chant and tone. Following this, we will complete our ceremony in the yurt with music, sharing and prayers of gratitude. 

The event will be held from 2:00-4:30pm with a vegetarian potluck lunch from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Suggested donation is $20 - $25, but please give whatever speaks to you. If the weather is rain we will do ceremony indoors. This ceremony is facilitated by Satyena Ananda with guest musician JoAnne Spies.
Please bring vegetarian potluck lunch dish, instruments, skirt or long scarf for ceremony, plants, stones, and feathers to adorn the Sanctuary of the Divine Mother.

June 21     Spiritual Study Group on Summer Solstice
Sunday, June 21

We will gather on the Summer Solstice from 12:00noon - 5:00pm. This study group is currently open to all those are who are ready and willing to shift from ego to essence and to commit to an ongoing spiritual guidance and support circle.

For more information, contact Satyena at 413-743-0417.


July 3-5     Interdependence Community Gathering 
Join us for a weekend of exploring and celebrating our interdependence with each other as humans and with all life on this planet.

We are thrilled to announce that among a host of exciting program options, we will be joined by Amina Silk and Arif Leininger who will lead us in some Dances of Universal Peace and other beautiful offerings. Joseph and Aravinda will offer some Work That Reconnects practices and deep ecology work. Evenings will be spent around the fire telling stories and making music.

There is plenty of room for camping. Indoor sleeping space is limited, so if you would like to sleep inside, reserve your space early.

Overnights: $100 per night for a private room; $50 per person per night in a shared room; $25 per person per night for camping.

Meals: Friday dinner will be a potluck. The remaining meals will be lovingly orchestrated by Amina and Arif. Each person is asked to contribute $35 towards food costs, and food planning and preparation will be on a gift economy basis.

Program: This year’s program is also being offered on a gift economy basis whereby you choose how much you would like to pay to thank and support Starseed and facilitators. Gift economy will be a topic of discussion during the weekend.

Email Aravinda at to register.

July 24-26    Men’s Circle Work Weekend
Gathering of Brothers with Joseph Rotella

More information forthcoming.


August 1     Annual Starseed FUNdraiser

More information forthcoming.






Please come and visit our beautiful Gentle Wind Gift Shop. We have a wonderful assortment of gifts that would make wonderful presents to give to yourself or to those you love. Choose from sacred objects, crystals and stones, jewlery, our Starseed cards, our incredible "christmas cookies", books, journals and many one of a kind items. The store is available during all programs.

If you want to stop by and have some tea and browse the store please call ahead and make sure someone will be available. You can call Satyena's house at 413-743-0417 or the Retreat House at 413 743-1289.

Remember that you are welcome to gift any of your special items to the gift shop which is in honor of Carol Cain. All proceeds support the Sanctuary.

Starseed Healing Sanctuary & Holistic Retreat Center
672 Chapel Rd. Savoy, MA 01256 | phone: (413) 743-0417