How do we become the best, clearest, most powerful version of ourselves, with the mind-body, emotional and communication skills needed to do their best work in the world? How does timeless spiritual practice fit into this?
New Earth Mandala runs programs worldwide: experiments and adventures in spirituality, embodiment, activism, self actualization, service and more around the world, for people compelled to waking up. To co creating a new way of living together.
On the Big Island of Hawai'i, we have a 15 acre tropical farm and learning center.
The Big Island (the actual Island of Hawai'i) is the wildest of the Hawaiian Island. The farm and gardens at New Earth Mandala have a quarter mile of ocean horizon; cacao, mango, banana, avocado, macadamia, starfruit, noni, breadfruit, neem and citrus dotting the land. We throw a lot of parties here, and sponsor community meals, music nights and healing sessions and ceremonies.
Join us in one of our global programs, or stop by and visit us at New Earth Hawai'i.
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. In spiritual practice, 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, and can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness”.
Orange trees are not native to the Hawaiian Islands as one might think. They were in fact, a gift, brought to a Kona chief in the late 1700s. A ship’s… Read More
The most appealing element of the tangerine tree is obviously the sweet and juicy, easy to peel fruit. This hardy member of the citrus family of trees is now… Read More
The neem tree is a towering giant that can easily reach heights of just under 100 feet. It thrives in areas of extreme heat and low rainfall where other plants… Read More
The noni plant, also known as “Indian Mulberry” is believed to be one of the original plants brought to the Islands in the canoes of the Polynesians. It was highly… Read More
“The Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) was introduced to Oahu in 1922, and has since spread to the low elevations of all of the main islands. Their cooing has come to be one of the main bird-songs heard in the Hawaiian Islands in inhabited areas….The males and females look the same (it’s the males that are always “bowing” to the females who seem to patently ignore them).”- HiHort
A few semi-domesticated cats, including the fierce and lovable orange headed tabby, hang around the farm. They are mostly shy with newcomers!
“Introduced in 1965, saffron finches have expanded to most of Hawaiʻi Island especially in short grassy areas along the coasts and in open lawns. Adults are about 5 ½ inches, yellow in color with some stripes in the chest, black bill, and pink legs. Young birds have some yellow but are mostly gray-brown. Listen for their song as a series of single or double notes with an occasional brief trill.” – Birds of Hawai’i
The omniverous, nocturnal, feral hogs running around Hawaii are descendants of the original pigs Polynesians brought with them to the islands as many as 1200 years ago. Many colorful island pua’a legends are embedded in Hawai’ian culture and traditions, including the traditional pig roast. Natives and locals hunt them.
New Earth has it’s own chickens wandering about. They all have names, and they’re good layers. Not always disciplined layers, we’ve found eggs by the pond and in the woods! Our favorite rooster eliminates the need for an alarm clock, as he protects the hens.
There are 17 kinds of Butterflies in Hawaii. How many can you identify at New Earth?
Mauna Loa is a massive long broad dome volcano, the second largest on earth. The slope never exceeds 12 degrees, and it dominates the interior of the Big Island. Mauna Loa is one of five subaerial volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaiʻi. The oldest volcano on the island, Kohala, is more than a million years old, and Kīlauea, the youngest, is believed to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years of age. Lōʻihi Seamount on the island’s flank is even younger, but has yet to breach the surface of the Pacific Ocean. At 1 million to 700,000 years of age, Mauna Loa is the second youngest of the five volcanoes on the island, making it the third youngest volcano in the Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain, a chain of shield volcanoes and seamounts extending from Hawaii to the Kuril–Kamchatka Trench in Russia. – Adapted from Wikipedia
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi. Located along the southern shore of the island, the volcano is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago. Structurally, Kīlauea has a large, fairly recently formed caldera at its summit and two active rift zones. Almost 3 million people visit Volcanoes National Park each year, to witness the slow drama of the lava, and the formation of the newest land on earth. It’s a World Heritage Site, and, like the other four volcanoes on the island, is considered sacred by the Hawai’ian people, as both the home and the body of Pele, goddess of fire, lightning and wind. –Adapted from Wikipedia
Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the north side of Hawai’i. At 13,802 ft above sea level, it’s the highest point in the state of Hawaii. Most of the mountain is underwater; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall and is the tallest mountain on Earth. Ancient Hawaiians living on the slopes of Mauna Kea relied on its extensive forests for food, and quarried the dense volcano-glacial basalts on its flanks for tool production. When Europeans arrived in the late 18th century, settlers introduced cattle, sheep and game animals, many of which became feral and began to damage the mountain’s ecological balance. With its high elevation, dry environment, and stable airflow, Mauna Kea’s summit is one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observation. Since the creation of an access road in 1964, thirteen telescopes funded by eleven countries have been constructed at the summit. In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the island of Hawaii are sacred. The construction of the Mauna Kea Observatories on a landscape considered sacred by Native Hawaiians continues to be a topic of debate.- Adapted from Wikipedia