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2009 World Freedom Summer Conference

Overview

Big Sky Lodge

“Rejoice in the Freedom of Elemental Life” is the title of The Hearts Center’s 2009 World Freedom Summer Conference at the Big Sky Resort in Montana. Conference activities begin on Sunday, June 28th with the beloved Hierarchs of Elementals and Meru University and conclude on Saturday, the 4th of July, with the Freedom Follies and messages from Saint Germain, Portia, Sanat Kumara and Lady Master Venus.

Daily Schedule

For early risers, mornings begin at 6:00 a.m. with Sun gazing and paneurhythmy. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. is the morning rosary, prayer and song service which includes a HeartStream by one of the masters. After 8:30-9:30 a.m. breakfast, there is a morning session from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with presentations, workshops, prayers, songs and HeartStreams.

Big Sky Pond Lunch is at 1:00 p.m. The afternoon is family time and recreation time for everyone. Check the “Afternoon Activities” schedule as it provides an extensive list of options for each afternoon with nature and the elementals.

Dinner is from 5:15-6:45 p.m. The evening program begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes presentations, prayers and songs and HeartStreams. Each evening concludes with prayers to beloved Astrea and Purity and to the Violet Fire (optional).

Full Conference Program

The full conference program, including Meru University and six days of conference presentations and HeartStreams, is available at www.theheartscenter.org.

Lodging

Huntley Lodge Room There are a number of options for lodging during the conference:

  • The Huntley Lodge provides motel-type accommodations. The lodge is approximately a 2-minute walk from the conference meeting room.
  • The Stillwater Condominiums, also very close to our meeting room, offer the best situation for families. These condos are very comfortable, having full kitchens, fireplaces and an assortment of beds and convertible-couches for sleeping. The Lodging page of our website provides full details plus booking information for making your reservations.
  • For campers, the Red Cliff Campgrounds in the Gallatin National Forest on the Gallatin River is your best option. The campgrounds are just 25 minutes by car from the Big Sky Resort. This is the same campground where our teens will be camping out on their overnight. The campgrounds website is: http://www.bozemannet.com/bozeman_camping/redcliff.php.

 

Meals

A conference meal plan with 3 meals a day can be found the Registration page of the website. You will find other meal options there as well. As an example, you have the option of purchasing meals by the day or purchasing specific meals within each day.

For those who would like to prepare their own meals, the rooms in the Huntley Lodge have small refrigerators and the Stillwater Condominiums have full kitchens. It is best to bring your food with you as the options for purchasing bulk food items at the resort are minimal or a distance away.

Teen Program

Gallatin National Forest A supervised two-night campout is being planned for the teens in the Gallatin National Park at the Red Cliff Campgrounds adjacent the Gallatin River. These campgrounds are about 25 minutes by car from the Big Sky Resort. Additionally, an exciting program is planned for the teens each morning from 9:30 to 1:00 p.m. and in the evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. As each afternoon is free, it is the perfect time for family activities. Of special interest is the planning and production of a video. In conjunction with a professional videographer, the teens will produce a video suitable for placing on Google Video.

Children’s Program

Children, ages 3 to 12, will have their own supervised program from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The children are scheduled to be with their parents in the afternoon for family time. This is also your opportunity to participate in any number of recreational activities. The recreation activities are detailed on the “Afternoon Activities” page on the website.

Family Co-op

A special room for families (a family co-op) will be adjacent to the main conference meeting room. This room will have a video feed from the main session allowing parents to be part of each session while at the same time looking after their younger children.

Baby Harp

Afternoon Activities

Check the “Afternoon Activities” page for a complete list of activities available.

International Folk Harp Festival

Concurrent with our conference at Big Sky, the International Folk Harp Festival will be underway in the Missouri Ballroom. These professional, internationally-acclaimed musicians, in addition to their ongoing daily workshops, exhibits and program, have scheduled four public concerts on Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The charge for attending each concert is $10. We have included the Thursday night concert as an option for all conferees. And for those conferees who love to listen to harp music, another opportunity is provided on Saturday night after the sealing of our conference.

Big Sky Pond

White-Water Rafting

Arrangements are being made for an afternoon of rafting on the Gallatin River. This is early in the year for, which translates into fast and cold water! Minimum age for rafting is 13. Details on the “Afternoon Activities” page.