Summer Fun & Relaxation
"Raise the Roof" Fundraiser
  gofundme.com/polestargardens
Aloha Dear Friends,
Thanks to you and a generous donation of roofing materials from our local supplier HPM, we are well on our way to securing the new roof on our community center. We are truly grateful for everyone's help in getting to this very essential milestone! Watch the video of last week's progress above.
There is still much more to do of course and we would greatly appreciate you taking a few moments to consider who you know that could support this very worthwhile and much needed project. All donations are tax deductible and will help Polestar continue sharing its core values of 'Spirit, Community, and Life-long learning' with students of all ages.
Mahalo! (thank you!) from all of us at Polestar
Events
"Adventures in Spirit"  and Family Campout
17th Annual - Summer Internship Program 2016

 
Join us for our annual explosion of Spirit, Creative Service and Adventure! 
This energetic program combines daily meditation, yoga and service with performance art, music, carpentry, culinary arts, astronomy, fitness and much more. Ending in our annual Family Campout in Ho'okena beach, this event is one of the highlights of the year. More Info 
 
Sounds of the Sacred Music Festival
Mahalo to everyone who made the Sacred Music Festival a great success this year! The sounds of many inspiring and rejuvenating experiences are still reverberating with us.  

Polestar Presents: A Pilgrimage to India

(With Ann & Michael Gornik)

Awaken to the Power of Pilgrimage

 

 

  • Daily spiritual practice: chanting, meditation and yoga
  • Meditate in and absorb yourself in places of spiritual power: 
  • Visit Sri Yukteswar's Mahasamadhi Mandir, Yogananda's ancestral home where he began his spiritual search, Babaji's cave where he initiated Lahiri Mahasaya, ashrams and shrines dedicated Ananda Moyee Ma, Mahatma Ghandi, Buddha, Neem Karoli Baba and many more
  • Share satsang with relatives and disciples of Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar, and Lahiri Mahasaya and visit many other modern day saints and sages
  • Explore the ancient culture and spirituality of Mother India in Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkatta, Rishikesh, Ranikhet, Puri and more
  • Service projects and adventures
    (optional additional stay) in remote villages of
    the Himalayan foothills, contributing time, energy, and expertise at local schools and orphanages

 
Spiritual Reading
Practice shooting burning smiles at the target of sorrowful hearts. Every time somebody's heart of sorrow is pierced with the bullet of your smile, you have "hit the bull's eye." Kill the blues with a blade of wisdom. As soon as you see a sorrowful heart, shoot into it sympathetic smiles and kind words. The minute you see somebody overcome with clouds of sorrow, disperse the clouds by the heavy, continuous cannonading of your courageous smiles.. There is no better panacea for sorrow, no better reviving tonic, than  smiles... There is no beauty greater than the smile of peace and wisdom glowing on your face.
- Paramhansa Yogananda
Affirmation
I am infinite. I am spaceless, I am tireless; I am beyond body, thought and utterance; beyond all matter and mind. I am endless bliss. - Paramhansa Yogananda

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