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July 29 - 31
Final Community Work Weekend Before Celebration
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August 6-730th Anniversary Festival, Aquarian Soul Tribe Gathering and Gratitude Lunch!
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November 27What Can Change the Tide
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December 4Prayers for the Earth and the People of the Earth
December 12Soul Mending



ONGOING      Replace the Starseed Septic System fundraiser
Last 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.

The 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?

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 or 413-743-0417.


August 6-7    30th Anniversary, Aquarian Festival, Soul Tribe Gathering and Gratitude Lunch!

Celebrate Aquarian Festival
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.

When 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.

That sounds 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!!!

Singing birds, pollinated plants, bees, butterflies, clean air, clean water and food that nourishes the body are necessary for survival!

Origin of the Rainbow Tribe
“These 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

3:00 Closing

Musicians and Singers:
Sarah 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
Aquarian 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.


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

$30 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.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. To register: please email 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

We 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.

Gratitude Lunch:
Everyone 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!
We 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.
Participate 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.
RSVP: 413-743-0417

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

We 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.

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