Community and Stewardship
We are seeking kindred spirits to join our core
steward team. Winter position available: Winter Steward needed!
needs an individual, who is able to commit to living and working in
Sanctuary for the winter, from December through April. This person has
skills, ability, and strength to shovel, haul firewood, paint and
otherwise be a general handy-person. Skills and experience in IT and
website design are also desirable. Person must have excellent
communication and interpersonal skills. Contact Satyena Ananda at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply. Compensation is
room for 20 hrs per week.
Summer positions: Gardener & Grounds Steward and Buildings Steward.
Many hands and hearts have made Starseed
possible. At this time, we are seeking kindred spirits to join our core
steward team that co-creates and maintains our healing sanctuary and
holistic retreat center. We are seeking both permanent steward partners
who will live in community with us on the land as well as stewards who
are interested in a short-term commitment.
We are seeking kindred spirits who want to deepen
their spiritual path, are open to being fully conscious human beings
and would like to dedicate themselves to their own transformation and
the transformation of all who come here.
of Community and Stewardship
The Starseed community has been developing for
over 21 years. The Ananda family arrived in 1986 as the initial
pioneers to prepare the land and buildings for a later time when they
would be joined by others of like mind. The vision that they came with
was for the development of a community of spiritually minded people who
wished to deepen their own transformation and to assist others who
wanted to do the same. Coming into the 10th year, the spirit of the
land expressed its intention as “healing sanctuary”. This communication
shifted the awareness of the purpose of the land, and the energy of the
land began to transform through the rock formations, activated energy
spots and the palpable healing energy of the land. Transformation took
place not only with the land and the buildings but with the people who
lived at Starseed and with the people who came as guests.
Over the past 11 years, Starseed has manifested as a beautiful and
active Healing Sanctuary. Many individuals and groups have come to the
land and received powerful transformations in their lives. This
unfoldment of the sanctuary has been possible through the presence and
guidance of spirit and the hard work of the Ananda family and many
others who offered their time, energy and resources for the continued
development and maintenance of the sanctuary. Much has been
accomplished over the years, and as Starseed is poised to further
deepen into its mission, we look forward to new stewards to joining our
core team to help bring through the next stage of the Starseed mission.
Our intention is to live with others in a loving,
self-sufficient, spiritual community that stewards the sacred sanctuary
and retreat space here. We seek individuals who are consciously on a
spiritual path and seek to deepen it in a supportive community to join
with us in community and stewardship.
The Starseed community presently consists of a nuclear family residing
on the land plus the Starseed council, stewards and other supporting
members living off-site. We are actively seeking others to join with us
at this time.
of the Sanctuary and Retreat Center
The live-in team of stewards maintains and
co-creates the healing sanctuary and the holistic retreat center. This
Care of the land – creation of sacred space, sacred geometry,
landscaping, grounds keeping, beautification, trail maintenance and
recreation, and organic gardening of herbs, flowers, fruit and
Care of the buildings – building maintenance, carpentry, and
construction of new green structures.
Business administration – expanding the retreat business, marketing,
advertising and publicity, and general office work.
Program facilitation – developing and leading programs and workshops on
holistic healing and transformational processes
Retreat center upkeep – vegetarian cooking, creating sacred space, and
cleaning and preparation of the retreat house and public spaces for
We are also seeking to develop one or more cottage industries to
provide income for community residents as well as a non-profit
educational arm of the retreat center. We are seeking an individual or
individuals who would like to develop the educational non-profit.
A large part of stewardship at Starseed is coming
into harmony and co-creation with nature and all our relations. Through
inner guidance and through connection with the spirits of the land,
stewards co-create sacred space throughout the Sanctuary, honoring the
sacred in all life. We seek to care for all aspects of the earth and of
our bodies. We seek to be responsible stewards of the earth and to
demonstrate sacred earth stewardship to all who come here.
One of our beloved stewards, Kat, in the
Creation of Sanctuary - unearthing a rock ledge
on Pine Mountain
As a spiritual community, those who live at
Starseed, and those who come here choose to participate in and share
the journey of deepening spiritual path. As an interfaith sanctuary,
many faiths and traditions are honored and practiced at Starseed.
Unifying spiritual principles of the community include honoring the
sacred in all life and recognizing the place where we are all One.
As a spiritual community we seek to do spiritual
studies together and support each other in individual and group
transformation. As a spiritual community, we anchor energy here with
our intentions, prayers and ceremonies, for ourselves, for the planet
and for all life.
A ceremony in the Peace
Labyrinth - honoring the place where we are all One.
We are currently seeking to build our core team
of steward partners who live on the land. We are currently seeking six
steward partners (we welcome families too) to live with us in community
and steward this land through its next phase of assisting personal and
|Elizabeth in the
garden - one of our off-site steward partners.|
We have temporary housing available for stewards
and hope that in time, steward partners will build their own houses on
the land. It has always been our desire to live lightly on the land and
it is our intention that all new buildings and structures will be as
green as possible and in harmony with the land. We especially welcome
stewards who are interested in green construction.
We are in the process of exploring different
options for joint ownership of the land and for creating house plots
for steward families. If you are interested in stewardship, we invite
you to join this process.
At this time, we have particular need for a head
gardener and grounds steward, a head carpenter and building maintenance
steward, and a head steward for developing and running the retreat
center and non-profit. We also welcome visionaries, healers, artists,
those with business skills (for the retreat center and a cottage
industry), those who love the land, and those who love deeply.
We seek individuals who are open to spiritual
development, would like to live in a collaborative community that
supports personal and group transformation, and would like to serve the
mission of facilitating personal and planetary transformation for all.
We welcome people of all races, ages,
nationalities, faiths and walks of life who are in alignment with our
It has always been our desire to put Starseed
into a trust so that it will always be dedicated to personal and
planetary transformation. Towards this end, and to serve the vital work
of the Sanctuary and Retreat Center, we are seeking financial partners
to build an endowment for Starseed that will ensure its health and
vitality for years to come. Financial partners may or may not live with
us on the land depending on the type of stewardship they are interested
We always welcome short-term stewards - from a
period of one week to one year. Space permitting, we are happy to offer
lodging to stewards in exchange for the work they do for the sanctuary.
If you are interested in stewardship,
Please contact us to come for a visit.