Introducing New Earth Mandala, a Retreat Center in Hawai’i

I’m sweaty and smelly and brown and happy: for the last month we’ve been out on the land working on the development of a beautiful place to gather and share ideas and experiences- in the wilder part on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

For many years, we’ve been visioning a place where people can come to grow as individuals and in their relationships, and to be in an experiment with community and living on the land. For a year, we looked at potential places in California and Oregon to make this a reality.

In early May of 2017, we closed on a well-developed piece of land in the Puna portion of the Island of Hawai’i. The land has hundreds of mature fruit and nut trees and a 1/4 mile of ocean views. We’ve been here for the last month, planning and architecting what will be happening over the summer while we get back to our travel and speaking schedule.

We chose the name New Earth for several reasons. First, the volcanic land here is literally the newest land on earth. We also think it’s time to reimagine how we live and love together. What can we create by rethinking community and the relationship to our home planet?

The mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol representing the powers at work in the universe, and the connection between the outer world (the macrocosm) and man’s inner world (the microcosm). The mandala is regarded as a place that is set-aside from suffering, a place of nirvana and peace. The heart of the mandala is populated by deities and buddhas. In psychology, the mandala represents the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity. To step into the Mandala is to be set aside. To be in a place to share ideas and experiences. To grow your self, your relationships, and your community.

We hope that you will be part of this adventure! We are looking forward to hosting incredible programming, garden and movement experiences and more in 2018. We will be sharing the story of the development of the project as it goes along.

To more love, more connection. XO





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