Month: August 2020

Please vote for our AIA film/video! now in 3rd place, in order to win the “People’s Choice Award”!

Dear Friends,
We are in 3rd place to win the AIA People’s Choice Award! with the video we submitted for our Meditation Hall.
We were selected and received a congratulations email yesterday from AIA for their 2020 film challenge. AIA is the American Institute of Architects.

Thank you for clicking on the link below to vote to help to put us first. You can add  a vote every hour and “together” we can move through 1st place! … and enjoy the video!

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Twitter, LinkedIn were working well this morning.

https://aiafilmchallenge.org/2020-film-challenge/?contest=video-detail&video_id=2706

Help us Build a “Beacon of Light” – August 30

UPDATE: On August 24, we “proudly” submitted our video for the AIA 2020 Film Challenge.  The goal of this contest presented by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) is to show how the architecture of a building can help people. We had to show through a short video (90 seconds) how our building — the Meditation Hall/Sala — will achieve this goal to be a “Beacon of Light”. We hope you will enjoy the video (below), that was submitted. Many thanks to all those involved in this project. Please see and share/support our Gofund me Campaign. Please see information below.

We started this GoFundMe Charity so we could raise the $80k that is still needed to complete the construction of the Hall

Please share this on your social networks, and donate generously so this vision may become a reality for the community, and for you.

Some will know the Hudson Valley Park as a refuge from daily life, inducing tranquility and providing a deep connection to nature. Others will learn about human consciousness, nonviolence and nondiscrimination. Many will experience the sacred within us and around us. In all cases, the Park is a place of inspiration and growth, of building communities and looking towards a human future and we cannot wait to invite you to experience the new Meditation Hall!

We submitted Video to AIA 2020 Film Challenge

On August 24, we “proudly” submitted our video for the AIA 2020 Film Challenge. 
The goal of this contest presented by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) is to show how the architecture of a building can help people. We had to show through a short video (90 seconds) how our building — the Meditation Hall/Sala — will achieve this goal.
Many thanks to all those involved in this project.
We hope you will enjoy the video (below), that was submitted. 

“My advice for someone who wants to participate in the AIA Film Challenge would be to look for places where architecture and people intersect. Maybe it’s someplace in your community that you’ve noticed already has improved the quality of life for people, or maybe it’s someplace where you see an opportunity for architecture and design to improve people’s lives. Ultimately, it’s about where that design element and people interact. That’s where your story is.”

HANA WAUGH, ARCHITECT, GRAND PRIZE WINNER 2019, THE EASTPOINT PROJECT

Update Meditation Hall Construction (Aug 21)

Last week some of us went to the Park to film for a video we are submitting to the AIA video contest. AIA is the American Institute of Architects.

The first video clip (above) shows how BEAUTIFUL our Park still is, despite all the construction. It shows a general panning for the Center of Work to the space (with lots of gravel!) where the Hall will be.

You can even see our friend Amanuel (from the landscape committee) working hard as usual!

The second video )below) shows the progress of the Meditation Hall construction site. It shows the space where the Meditation Hall will be and where a crew has been working to flatten and compact the ground where the building will be constructed.

Ceremony for Jorge Miloro

(With a heartfelt and beautiful Virtual Ceremony of Silo’s Message, on August 2, 2020, we said goodbye to our friend Jorge Miloro, friends from various parts of the world joined in, also Jorge’s companions in his social and political struggle for a better world. These are photos from some time ago and some of the testimonies — in Spanish –from that day)

Con una sentida y hermosa Ceremonia Virtual del Mensaje de Silo, en Agosto 2, 2020, despedimos a nuestro amigo Jorge Miloro, se sumaron amigos de varias partes del mundo, también compañeros de Jorge en su lucha social y política por un mundo mejor. Estas son fotos de hace algún tiempo y algunos de los testimonios de ese dia:

Quiero darles las gracias a todos por la ceremonia tan linda que hicieron hoy. También quiero comentarles que sentí mucha paz y energía, algo que no había sentido anteriormente. Lily Miloro

Agradecemos  haberte conocido, agradecemos haber compartido contigo el Mensaje de Silo, agradecemos lo que nos enseñaste, agradecemos tu apoyo a nuestro Parque Hudson Valley!Buen viaje hacia la Luz querido Jorge.
Para ti Lily, fuerza y entendimiento. Yolanda Andersson

 

Tratando de recordar un momento especial por el cual recordar a Jorge, encontré uno que vale la pena mencionar.

Recordando a Jorge:
Uno de esos días en los que Jorge nos acompañó en una reunión de El Mensaje, que, a propósito, si mal no recuerdo, fue la última vez que nos acompañó, ese día el tema de reflexión fue el capítulo IX del Libro, Manifestaciones de la Energía. Jorge expuso su interpretación sobre el texto con la siguiente afirmación: “Silo no expresa estas cosas con extravagancia ni rodeos, él plantea las prácticas y el Camino acertado hacia la Trascendencia. No como algo reservado para él, sino como algo para todos los seres humanos”.

Esas palabras impletaron fuertemente en mi conciencia, cambiando mi modo de comprender las cosas y replantearme otras tantas.

Queriendo saber que tenía de especial ese capítulo de la Mirada Interna que llevó a Jorge expresar estas palabras, me tomaré un instante en leer un párrafo de mencionado capítulo:

 

“Esto variaba por completo tanto mi concepción de la vida corriente como de la vida posterior a la muerte. Mediante estos pensamientos y experiencias fui perdiendo fe en la muerte y desde entonces no creo en ella, como no creo en el sin-sentido de la vida”.

A partir de ese momento tuve la certeza de que Jorge se estaba preparando para su viaje.

Lily, familiares y amigos, podemos tener la certeza de que este “hombre”, partió unitivo, reconciliado y luminoso a su encuentro con la Luz y la Trascendencia Inmortal.

Solo me queda darle las gracias a Jorge, porque en tan poco tiempo de compartir con él, sentía un cariño entrañable que se alimentaba con la fuerza de sus palabras.

¡Buen viaje Jorge!. ¡Vuela alto amigo!. ¡Feliz encuentro con la Luz!.

Tu amigo Alex Rodríguez