• Day trip Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection - Saturday May 18th

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    You are Invited to the 50th Anniversary of Silo’s First Public Speech "The Healing of Suffering" --[masked]. “True wisdom is in the depth of your consciousness, as true love is in the depth of your heart.” Located in our beautiful Park and Retreat Center, it will be a special and festive day of meeting with friends, with a video presentation of the speech, walks in the park, conversations, and ceremonies (meditations). Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11 AM to 5 PM HUDSON VALLEY PARK OF STUDY AND REFLECTION 1170 State Hwy 213, Kingston, NY 12401 $20 (includes food) Transportation: buses are available from the Port Authority to Kingston almost hourly. https://trailwaysny.com/bus-between-kingston-nyc/. When you get to Kingston, a taxi can bring you to the Hudson Valley Park (see address) which is 4 miles or we can arrange to pick you up if you call by May 17th. Nicole[masked]. www.hudsonvalleypark.org

  • Spirituality & Personal Growth: a one-day workshop

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    $20.00

    Spring is coming so we are planning our first meetup for 2019.... Let's get out of the City! We invite you to join us in a participatory workshop to learn and deepen our experience in relaxation, meditation and reflection. These three practices are part of a process that lead us to greater internal connection, calm and clarity. The workshop focuses on direct experience, personal comprehension, small group discussion and overcoming difficulties that we encounter on the path. The workshop will be held at the retreat center (with a 2-story house) in the beautiful Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, Esopus, New York. www.hudsonvalleypark.org. We will practice meditations from Silo’s Message, a book that speaks of “a new spirituality awakening from its deep sleep to nurture the best aspirations of the human being…” Suggested donation: $20 (Bring your lunch and something to share. Coffee, tea and snacks included) RSVP by 3/12 to Nicole Myers at [masked]

  • Fall Seasonal Celebration at Hudson Valley Park

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    FALL SEASONAL 2018 Celebrate the beginning of Fall in Upstate New York Saturday September 22nd, 2018 from 11:00AM - 5:30PM Meditation, nature walks in the forest, BBQ (includes vegetarian), meet like-minded people. 1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401 The park is very near the Hudson River, and the neighboring towns of New Paltz and Kingston. For info on how to get there and RSVP please contact Nicole, [masked] www.hudsonvalleypark.org www.facebook.com/groups/hudsonvalleypark/ Hudson Valley Park is one of 50 independent Parks of Study & Reflection that have been built around the world by volunteers from The Community of Silo’s Message and the Humanist Movement. These Parks form a global constellation of communities dedicated to developing the human consciousness, promoting the study and advancement of nonviolence, and connecting to the sacred within and around us. They are an expression of the new spirit awakening in the hearts of people who search to go beyond religious, cultural and ethnic differences to the profound meaning of our common humanity.

  • Soap-making and Essential Oil Distillation Workshop — Hudson Valley Park

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    $85.00

    Over the weekend of July 28-29, we are holding a unique workshop on Soap-making and the process of distillation of lavender. Soap-making is a fantastic hands-on workshop where you learn how to make your own (incredible) soap using all natural ingredients such as almond oil, castor oil, shea butter, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil scented with pure essential oils. When you complete the workshop you will be able to make your own soap using the cold process method, and will take home 2-3 bars of your own creation. This year we will add a special addition: steam distillation of lavender! If you have never seen how distillation actually works this is a magical experience and a special opportunity. The workshop will include an introduction to the Craft of Perfumery and we will learn and apply its three pillars: Permanence, Tone, and Care. We will also delve into the importance of smell as a sense that can be developed to enrich our lives. The workshop is being led by Amanuel Zellelow, an expert in the art of making soap and a chemist, with assistance by Nicole Myers who practices the Craft of Perfumery and its connection to internal energy. We also include time for meditation and reflection and time to enjoy nature. The Hudson Valley Park is a gorgeous 5-acre site with a retreat center, an open meadow, winding paths in the forest, stream and waterfall, a sacred fountain, workshop building and more. www.hudsonvalleypark.org (http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/) This workshop will include a one-night stay at the Hudson Valley Park. RSVP by July 24 which will allow us time to place the order for the soap-making materials. Space is limited to 9 participants so reserve early. Lodging and Logistics --------------------------------------------- Accommodations: The Hudson Valley Park has a retreat center with a main room, fully equipped kitchen, library, meditation room, 4 shared bedrooms and two bathrooms. -------------------------------------------- Food: We love eating well and healthy. Our volunteer cook is amazing! Let us know of any food restrictions. Dinner will be served on Saturday night. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Sunday (vegetarian). Please be prepared to pitch in and help with serving and cleaning up. --------------------------------------------- COSTS AND RESERVATIONS - July 28-29, 2018 Cost for workshop plus food, lodging and materials (essential oils, almond oil, coconut oil, cacao oil, shea butter, and others) is $85. After you RSVP, one of our organizers will get in touch with you to find out the time of your arrival, special needs, etc. If you have any questions, please write to [masked] or call[masked]. Also visit http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org ---------------------------------------------

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  • Relaxation Seminar at Hudson Valley Park

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    Relaxation is a key to everything. When you are relaxed, you can think more clearly, be able to performance better and feel peaceful. But what it means to relax? It is to you reduce tensions- tension in your body, tension in your heart and tension in your mind. In this seminar, we introduce and practice relaxation techniques called "dis-tension" that can be used in everyday life. When: Saturday, July 7th 11am-4pm Where: Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, 1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401 Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch) For more info: contact Nicole [masked]. Also about public transportation and ride sharing. ----------------------- Hudson Valley Park is one of 60 autonomous Parks of Study & Reflection that have been built around the world by volunteers of the Humanist Movement and The Community of Silo’s Message. These Parks form a global constellation of communities dedicated to developing the human consciousness, promoting the study and advancement of nonviolence, and connecting to the sacred within and around us. They are an expression of the new spirituality awakening in the hearts of people who search to go beyond religious, cultural and ethnic differences to the profound meaning of our common humanity. hudsonvalleypark.org

  • Celebration & BBQ at Hudson Valley Park

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    Summer is here! And we are planning many activities at the Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, including celebrations and monthly seminars and retreats. Help us celebrate our 8th anniversary Saturday June 23rd, 2018 from 3-7 PM Join us for dinner and to hear about our exciting development plans for the year ahead. BBQ will be served. Come earlier and hike at the park, enjoy nature in full bloom, meet like-minded people. 1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401 The park is very near the Hudson River, and the neighboring towns of New Paltz and Kingston. For info on how to get there and RSVP please contact Nicole, [masked] www.hudsonvalleypark.org www.facebook.com/groups/hudsonvalleypark/ Hudson Valley Park is one of 60 autonomous Parks of Study & Reflection that have been built around the world by volunteers of The Community of Silo’s Message and the Humanist Movement. These Parks form a global constellation of communities dedicated to developing the human consciousness, promoting the study and advancement of nonviolence, and connecting to the sacred within and around us. They are an expression of the new spirituality awakening in the hearts of people who search to go beyond religious, cultural and ethnic differences to the profound meaning of our common humanity.

  • Day trip Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection - Saturday May 5th

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    Join us for “A Day of Reflection and Celebration” at the Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection. The day will include meditation-ceremonies and reflection, walking/hiking, an audio/video presentation, a light lunch and dinner. And of course, spending a day close to nature is nourishing to mind and body. This special event marks the anniversary of the talk given by Silo 49 years ago “Healing of Suffering”, which gave rise to a movement around the world. Today it resonates more than ever.** Friends, family and children are welcome! There is a suggested donation of $20 for food and park usage. Children under 12 are free. It will be a wonderful day to celebrate together. Transportation: The Hudson Valley Park is 90 miles north of NYC (about 2 hours from NYC). If you are driving and have space or need bus info to reach the park, please let me know. [masked]. more information at www.hudsonvalleypark.org **You can listen here to the English audio, narrated by Jeremiah Hosea https://earthdriver.bandcamp.com/track/the-healing-of-suffering.

  • A special presentation on Sacred Ceremonies in NYC

    LGBT Community Center

  • Soap-making Workshop — Hudson Valley weekend retreat

    Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection

    $85.00

    On the weekend of Nov 11-12, we are holding a unique workshop on Soap-making which is part of the Craft of Perfumery. Soap-making is a fantastic hands-on workshop where you learn how to make your own (incredible) soap using all natural ingredients such as almond oil, castor oil, shea butter, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil scented with pure essential oils. When you complete the workshop you will be able to make your own soap using the cold process method, and will take home 2-3 bars of your creation. The workshop will include an introduction to the Craft of Perfumery and we will learn and apply its three pillars: Permanence, Tone, and Care. We will also delve into the importance of smell as a sense that can be developed to enrich our lives. The workshop is being led by Amanuel Zellelow, an expert in the art of making soap and a chemist, with assistance by Nicole Myers who practices the Craft of Perfumery and its connection to internal energy. We also include time for meditation and reflection and time to enjoy nature. The Hudson Valley Park is a gorgeous 5-acre site with a retreat center, an open meadow, winding paths in the forest, stream and waterfall, a sacred fountain, workshop building and more. www.hudsonvalleypark.org (http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/) This workshop will include a one-night stay at the Hudson Valley Park. RSVP by November 6 which will allow us time to place the order for the soap-making materials. Space is limited to 9 participants so reserve early. See lodging and logistics information below. Lodging and Logistics --------------------------------------------- Accommodations: The Hudson Valley Park has a retreat center with a main room, fully equipped kitchen, library, meditation room, 4 shared bedrooms and two bathrooms. -------------------------------------------- Food: We love eating well and healthy. Our volunteer cook is amazing! Let us know of any food restrictions. Please be prepared to pitch in and help cook/serve/clean. --------------------------------------------- COSTS AND RESERVATIONS Nov 11- Nov 12, 2017 Cost for workshop plus food, lodging and materials (essential oils, almond oil, coconut oil, cacao oil, shea butter, and others) is $85. After you RSVP, one of our organizers will get in touch with you to find out the time of your arrival, special needs, etc. If you have any questions, please write to [masked] or call[masked]. Also visit http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org --------------------------------------------- Transportation The Hudson Valley Park is 90 miles north of NYC. - For carpooling: If you are looking to carpool, people are encouraged to organize among themselves via the comments on this meetup page. Or if you plan to drive, let people know from where and how many passengers. Gas and tolls are shared (suggested $20 round trip to the driver). - For driving directions: click here (http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/directions/) - Public Transportation: Adirondack Trailways has frequent buses going to Kingston from the Port Authority in Manhattan. For info click here (https://trailwaysny.com/bus-between-kingston-nyc/). (http://trailwaysny.com/index.php/bus-between-kingston-nyc/) Arrangements can be made to pick you up at the Kingston Bus Station or you can take a taxi, It's about 4 miles to the Hudson Valley Park. Please get in contact with us. Other important details --Bring your own linen (twin-size sheets, pillowcase and towel. In the event a guest does not have linen, a clean set of sheets with pillowcase and towel are available for $5. Blankets and pillows are provided. --Hudson Valley Park is an alcohol- and drug-free environment --This is a multi-group meetup event.

  • A special presentation on Sacred Spaces in NYC

    LGBT Community Center

    From the beginning of our history, human beings have expressed their understanding of the sacred not only in words, music and other art forms, but also in architecture. Join us for a conversation about the significance of SACRED SPACES throughout history and their special role in shaping human civilizations past and present. With panelists including: - Dr. Stephen Jackowicz: University of Bridgeport & International Center for Asian Studies • Jose Juarez: Totanac Shaman, on The Aztec Mythical Place of Origins • Dolores Natividad: Yoga Therapist/Physiologist, on Sacred Space In Indian Cultures • Roberto Kohanoff: Architect, on Meditation Halls in Modern-Day Parks of Study and Reflection As some of you know, we are about to embark on a great project at Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, and this event will be the opening act. We will learn about that mysterious and Sacred structure that we are planning to build at the Park by 2019 and its life-giving purpose. www.hudsonvalleypark.org (http://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.hudsonvalleypark.org