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Spirituality & Nature Meetup – Day trips out of NYC Pages

Spiritual Inspiration at Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection with Silo's Message

“Here are joy, love of the body, of nature, of humanity, and of the spirit.” Silo

Enter the quiet of nature...... and take a break from the noise of the City. This meetup is for those of us living in the NY area who want to take trips out of the City to relax, meditate, reflect, reconnect with ourselves, make friends and find spiritual inspiration in nature. All are welcome to join in!

Our day trips and events are held at the Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, a non-profit retreat center and park –– a true haven from the grind of daily life. The Park is open year-round and located near Kingston, 90 miles from NYC, in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Since we began our meetup in 2011, we have organized a variety of events including seminars, workshops and retreats as well as social gatherings, BBQs, etc. to relax and enjoy.

About the Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection
The Parks of Study and Reflection are places where people can experience spiritual renewal and friendship. They embody an atmosphere that nourishes the spirit and softens tension, facilitating inspiration and inner peace. The Hudson Valley Park is one of more than fifty such parks located around the world.

The Hudson Valley Park is a 5-acre property with a retreat center which overlooks a large meadow, with several meeting rooms, fully equipped kitchen, library and lodging for 12. The real beauty of the Park is a dense and hilly forest with winding paths, a sacred fountain, a wide stream fed by a waterfall and a hill known as the Summit, that is both a lookout and a natural meditation “hall”.

Spiritual inspiration and Silo's Message
Interspersed with walks in the forest, we practice a guided meditation that helps us develop our internal energy and gain in awareness. We also learn about practical yet profound tools to help overcome the difficulties and contradictions we face in everyday life.

Some of the fundamental themes that we are concerned with are: meaning in life, growing happiness, discovering one’s Purpose, unity, surpassing suffering, transcendence and immortality.

The seminars and retreats are based on Silo’s Message which is divided into three sections, The Book, The Experience and The Path and the Manual for Messengers (both are available at or can be downloaded for free at Read more in Pages.

Silo's Message is not a course or a religion or a self-help group. It is a spirituality that goes to the essential in order to help us have profound experiences which are capable of transforming our lives, not just temporarily but fundamentally.

The Organizers
We are a group of volunteers and a community of friends living in NYC of different ages, nationalities and levels of experience. We share the common interest of wanting to explore the spiritual dimension of Silo’s Message. Additionally, some of us get together at a weekly meetings on Tuesday nights in NYC, please feel free to join us.

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Craft of Fire Workshop July 11, 2017 4:02 PM Nicole M.
Soap Making Workshop July 22-23, 2017 July 10, 2017 9:44 PM Nicole M.
Program for Spiritual Camping June 23, 2015 9:15 PM Nicole M.
Public transportation - taking the bus February 2, 2015 10:07 PM Nicole M.
What are the Parks of Study and Reflection? June 15, 2015 10:00 PM Nicole M.
The Path March 11, 2013 2:12 PM Nicole M.
About Silo June 15, 2015 3:35 PM Nicole M.
The Experience June 14, 2015 9:21 PM Nicole M.
Meditation May 23, 2011 1:02 PM Nicole M.
About Spirituality & Nature Meetup – Day trips out of NYC July 7, 2017 2:59 PM Nicole M.

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