It is with heavy but grateful, hopeful hearts that we announce the temporary closure of Harbin School of Healing Arts, due to the destruction of the Valley Fire. For general information on the status of Harbin Hot Springs, the Harbin community and Middletown, please read the information below, visit the Harbin.org website or find us on FaceBook.
Students who had signed up for and made PAYMENTS toward upcoming classes: Please be advised that we will have some access to our files electronically due to our cloud backups, but at this time, we are still unable to get to that information or process any refunds. Harbin's IT personnel are working toward providing that capability, but please be advised that it may take up to ONE MONTH before refunds can be processed.
Students/Alumni needing TRANSCRIPTS from the school: Please be advised that we will have some access to our files electronically due to our cloud backups, but at this time, we are still unable to get to that information to process any transcripts. Harbin's IT personnel are working toward providing that capability, but please be advised that it may take up to ONE MONTH before transcripts can be processed and sent out.
Inika, the School Director, has been talking with CAMTC and they are willing to be flexible and work with us on the state approval process. The school will survive. We will post any updates to this website and our Harbin School of Healing Arts page on FaceBook.
At this time the best way to contact us for immediate school administrative issues is firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be responding as quickly as possible.
Your support, love and prayers are appreciated at this time.
Harbin Hot Springs Staff Relief Fund
You can help the people of Harbin recover from this devastating fire. If you have ever benefited from a retreat at Harbin over the years, we are asking for your help.
At the time of the fire on Saturday 9/12, a total of 285 residents, practitioners and local staff worked at Harbin – from phone operators and yoga instructors, to cooks, carpenters, housekeepers, gardeners and water system operators. A large percentage of these people were not typically seen by our guests, but their contributions were critical to providing the “Harbin experience” for those who came here for retreats, workshops and day visits.
Now, many of these individuals have simultaneously lost their homes, possessions, community of friends, neighbors, and place of work. If they were the only ones in this situation, our resident community would pull together to support them. But since this tragedy is being experienced by all workers at Harbin, we are asking our past guests and friends for assistance.
Although local relief agencies may supply some clothes, goods and services for recovery, it is financial support that will be most needed by these individuals over the next few months. If you can spare any amount, large or small, please donate to the Residents & Staff fund now. One hundred percent of the money collected will be distributed to current Harbin residents and employees — split evenly, regardless of job or title — in approximately four weeks, when Harbin can no longer guarantee further paycheck. (Staff who have financial support outside of Harbin can volunteer to refuse the donation, sharing it with all others. Donations received after the initial distribution will continue to be dispensed.) Recipients will be able to use the money to address their most immediate, essential needs. We are sure there will be opportunities to donate to the recovery and rebuilding of Harbin Hot Springs infrastructure and buildings in the future, but the most pressing needs at this time exist with our people. If possible, consider donating what you might have spent on your next retreat at Harbin, or more.
PLEASE VISIT HARBIN.ORG IF YOU FEEL CALLED TO ASSIST.