UPCOMING EVENTS 2016
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||Personal & Guided Retreats
|July 29 - 31
|Final Community Work Weekend Before Celebration
||Personal & Guided
|August 6-7||30th Anniversary Festival, Aquarian Soul Tribe Gathering and Gratitude Lunch!|
& Guided Retreats
||Personal & Guided Retreats
||Personal & Guided Retreats
|November 27||What Can Change the Tide|
||Personal & Guided Retreats
|December 4||Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth|
|December 12||Soul Mending|
ONGOING Replace the Starseed Septic System fundraiser
year our 22-year-old septic system failed and we were mandated by the
state to put in a new system, an extensive and expensive system that
could meet the needs of our residents and guests. We had no
choice or alternatives. We found a contractor who was willing to
take on the job and give us the most reasonable price. There were no
funds available or access to conventional loans. We did a direct
appeal to our key supporters and through the power of community were
able to raise $25,000.
work was completed in the spring and the final payment is due. We need
to raise $5,000. Can you help us with this final payment?
Click HERE to watch our fundraising video and to contribute. You can also contribute by mailing a check to Starseed at 672 Chapel Road, Savoy, MA 01256
Thank you! We are so deeply grateful for your support.
July 29-31 Final Community Work Weekend Before Celebration
We are gearing up for a community work weekend to prepare for our 30th
anniversary celebration on August 6 - 7. Come for a few hours or stay
for the weekend. We can really use your help. We will be doing
sanctuary cleaning and gardening as well as trail maintenance and wood
stacking. What an abundance of work to be done! And how much fun it is
to do it together! Meals will be prepared communally. Starseed will
provide some main items. Please bring vegetarian foods to share.
Sleeping space in the retreat house is limited. RSVP right away if you
would like a bed reserved for you. There will be unlimited camping
space available. RSVP to email@example.com or 413-743-0417.
August 6-7 30th Anniversary, Aquarian Festival, Soul Tribe Gathering and Gratitude Lunch!
This year Starseed celebrates its 30th anniversary
of anchoring personal and planetary healing and transformation on
planet earth. While it’s hard to believe it has been so long, we
know that it is the guidance of Spirit and your support that has
brought us this far.
It is with great gratitude that
we invite you to join with us in the Sanctuary for two days as we
celebrate not only what has been created at Starseed in the last 30
years but also a part of what is now unfolding. Humanity and the
earth have now fully entered into the Age of Aquarius. During
these days together we will create an experience that shows what it
will be like for humans to live together joyfully on Mother Earth
in this age of Aquarius, the age of peace, enlightenment,
harmony, and the return of unity of all Beings.
we were guided to Starseed in 1986 we had no idea of the momentum that
we were called to. We knew we came as pioneers to ground and
establish this land for these times we have now fully entered. We
knew that we could not do it alone but said, Yes to doing our
part. In these past 30 years it has been challenging and
difficult and also strengthening and rewarding. Starseed is now
fully anchored and ready to move into the next phase which is
establishing community that can live together and demonstrate the
principles of the new age: Peace, Harmony, Connection with “all
of our relations” and the return to Oneness.
like a long stretch from what is going on in the world now, but this is
what is necessary. A new world is being born because the old
world of WAR-GUNS-USING-KILLING and HATING is NOT SUSTAINABLE!!!
birds, pollinated plants, bees, butterflies, clean air, clean water and
food that nourishes the body are necessary for survival!
Origin of the Rainbow Tribe
two-legged will be called the Rainbow Tribe for they are the product of
thousands of years of melding among the five original races. These children of earth have been called together to open their hearts and to move beyond the barriers of disconnection. The medicine they carry is the Whirling Rainbow of Peace, which will make the union of the five original races as one.” ~ Jamie Sams, Other Council Fires were Here Before Ours
10:00 AM Morning Salutations and Welcome
10:15 AM Guided Musical Journey and tour of the healing Sanctuary - meet at the big tent for a prompt departure
1:00 Lunch: Bring a picnic lunch
2:00 Sing-along Song Circle
2:30-4:00 Giving Praise: Song and Dance
Dances of Universal Peace & Kirtan
4:30 Welcoming Concert
6:30 Potluck Dinner
Starseed will provide some main dishes. Bring a vegetarian dish, drink or dessert to share.
8:00-10:30 Celebration in the Sacred Circle
Music, Song, Dance, and Fire
8:00-9:00 Breakfast for overnight guests
9:15 Morning Salutations, Circle Dance and Song
11:15 Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth
Gather at the Peace Labyrinth
1:30 Gratitude Lunch for all of the donors to the Replace the Septic System Fundraiser
Musicians and Singers:
Pirtle, Sue Pratt, Eric Aronson, Vajranada Wendy Rezonnico, Sophie
Goodenough, Gurunam Kaur Khalsa, Amina and Arif, JoAnne Spies, Anne
Goodwin, Joa Agnello and Julian Traista.
Ongoing throughout the weekend: AQUARIAN ABUNDANCE TENT and other vendors
Abundance Tent: In lieu of our annual fundraising auction, we will be
having a Tent this year instead with items and services donated by
friends of Starseed to be purchased. All proceeds support the
Sanctuary. Please consider donating an item or service, and be sure to
check the Aquarian tent out for some unique finds.
Other vendors: some friends of Starseed will be selling their own wares -- art, crystals.
COST and REGISTRATION:
Saturday only: sliding scale of $50-$80
Sunday only: $40 - includes Gratitude lunch if you are not a fundraiser donor, complimentary if you are a donor
per person to camp over night, maximum of $65 per tent if you are a
family. A simple continental breakfast will be provided for campers.
MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. To register: please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate if you are coming just for
Saturday, just for Sunday, both days, or just for a particular event
and if you will be tenting. For more info: call 413 743-0417
will need a lot of people to help this event go smoothly. Please
contact us if you would like to volunteer. We need help on all
levels. Currently we are cleaning up and preparing the
sanctuary. We can use help with weeding, brush hogging, trail
clearing and wood stacking. We also need help with publicity.
who contributed to the Replace the Starseed Septic System fundraiser is
invited to a Gratitude Lunch on Sunday August 7 at 1:30 PM. We hope you
can join us.
We are so close!
have raised over $25,000 of the nearly $30,000 needed to replace the
septic system and restore the Sanctuary! Wow. If you haven't yet given
and would like to help us fully fund this project, please click HERE to donate on our fundraising page. Or it is possible to pay through Paypal or send us a check.
We hope to see YOU on August 6 and/or 7!
What Can Change the Tide
Sunday, November 27
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
in a time for speaking, feeling, and releasing the pain that can hold
us back. And opening in prayerful sharing of how to move forward.
Prayers for the Earth and for the People of the Earth
Sunday, December 4
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Gather for prayers, deep ceremony and a vegetarian potluck.
Monday, December 12 SOUL MENDING
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
A Healing Ceremony for our Souls and for the World
will enter into the healing energies of our Lady of Guadalupe. All we
have to do is a heart-call and she will make her way through walls,
across water and under mountains to make herself known, teaching,
centering us in her spiritual outlook, comforting us, helping us to
truly see. We will gather on this day to acknowledge our pain and the
pain of the world.
Through ~Conversation~Prayer~ & Ceremony~
we will call forth healing for ourselves and the world.
When we commit ourselves to our own healing journey we affect the whole web of life.
This event will be facilitated by:
Satyena Ananda -Director of Starseed, holistic educator, healer and spiritual director
Sarah Pirtle - Inter-faith minister,writer,musician,teacher and healer
Elizabeth Cordova - Developmental movement educator, born in Mexico City, devotee of Guadalupe
Please RSVP 413 743 0417
A simple vegetarian potluck : 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sliding scale donation $10-20
We will be meeting in Starseed's Cricket Hollow
651 Chapel Road
Have you visited GENTLE WIND GIFTS in the Retreat House?
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.