May 6th Celebration & Reflection

Join us for a very special day to celebrate and reflect on the 48th Anniversary of Silo’s first public speech, “The Healing of Suffering.”*

Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection

May 6th, 2017   •   11:30 am – 6:30 pm  BBQ (at 5pm)

1170 Route 213, Kingston, NY

Highlights:

• presentation audio/video

• meditation-ceremonies-reflection

• group discussion

• BBQ (will include vegetarian choices) plus a light lunch with snacks and refreshments.

• walking-hiking in the woods of Hudson Valley Park (the summit, bridge, waterfall and fountain…).

• Activities will be outdoors and indoors at the retreat center

– Come with friends and family. Children are welcome!

*The Healing of Suffering was delivered in the heights of the Andean Mountains by Silo in Argentina on May 4, 1969 in spite of the dictatorship that tried to suppress it.  48 years later, it is even more relevant.  It is Silo’s first public expression of his ideas. In poetic language, he explains that the most important knowledge for living (“true wisdom”) is not the same as the knowledge found in books but is a question of inner experience. The most important knowledge for living is related to comprehending suffering and how to surpass it.  The talk went on to inspire millions of people over the years and launched a worldwide movement to Humanize the Earth and build communities of Silo’s Message.

 

Food: Snacks and refreshments will be served at noon and a vegetarian friendly BBQ will be held at the end of the day.

Donation: $25 to cover the food (light lunch, refreshments and BBQ) and park usage.

Celebrate Spring Seasonal — March 25th

THIS IS A NEW DATE DUE TO SNOWSTORM (originally March 18th)

Greetings to all,

I am happy to send this invite for our SPRING SEASONAL celebration at the Hudson Valley Park. It is a day to celebrate the change of Seasons, and to carry gratitude in our hearts.

DATE: Saturday, March 25th 2017
TIME:  11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This will be a day of personal reflection, interchange and walks in the Park. We will end the day with a ceremony of Well-being, from our heart, to ask for our family, friends and our world.

This will be a potluck. Please bring food for yourself with some extra to share.

Please forward this invitation to your friends.

Hugs,
German

2016 Holiday Auction, Bazaar & Reception

Get ready for our 7th Annual Auction, Bazaar & Reception on Tuesday December 13.  This year we have added on the “Bazaar” featuring handmade items, including Amanuel’s famous artisanal soap and Mike and Emiko’s candy creations.

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Meet up with old friends, make new ones, enjoy the refreshments (homemade goodies) and find some unique and fantastic gift items and self-indulgences. Above all you will be supporting a great cause — the magnificent Hudson Valley Park where you get truly get away from it all and find peace, inspiration and spiritual renewal.

Buy your ticket online here.  ($20 in advance/$25 at the door). The ticket is dual purpose.  It’s your entrance and each ticket is entered into a raffle — this year’s prize is an iPad Air 2.  So whether or not you can attend, you can still show your support and have a chance to win an iPad Air 2.

Get more info here: http://www.newhumanist.us/auction/

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NEW:  photos from 2016 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1553069398043240&type=3

Spiritual Camping — July 28-31, 2016

Spiritual Camping will be hel from Thursday, July 28 –  Sunday July 31st and is open to everyone.

It extends over a 4-day period — stay for one day/a night or for several days, whatever fits your schedule.

If you are:

– looking for spiritual growth

– love spending time in nature

– feel the importance of meditating and being connected to one’s deeper self

– appreciate being in a friendly community with meaningful conversations

– enjoy healthy food, s’mores and more.

then this event could be for you…

Activities: Each day we will have meditation sessions in the morning and the evening.  Additionally, you can choose to participate in a daily workshop on different aspects of spirituality and personal growth –– (developing our internal energy/force, mindfulness, Principles of Valid Action and more).  Practices and studies are based on Silo’s Message which places importance on direct and personal  experience.

Plenty of outdoor activities are also available in the region including hiking, walking trails and swimming, as well as exploring the Hudson Valley whose scenic beauty is well-known.

Accommodations: The Hudson Valley Park has a retreat center with a main room, fully equipped kitchen, library, meditation room and 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a large meadow for the camping.

Sleep under the stars: Bring your tent and gear and set up in the beautiful meadow at the Hudson Valley Park.  Showers and hot water are available in the house.

Sleep inside the retreat center:  For those who prefer to sleep under a roof, the center has accommodation for 10-12 people.

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Food:  We love eating well and healthy.  Breakfast and lunch will be buffet style and dinner will be a shared common meal.  Be prepared to pitch in and help cook/serve/clean.

 

Registration and RSVP

 

Cost: $40 donation per day with three meals (vegetarian dishes will be available) and overnight sleeping.

Day visit only: $25 donation includes lunch and dinner.

Pre-payment required $40.00 for first night (includes 3 meals).  For additional nights, pay the difference when you arrive.



 

RESERVATIONS

Let us know  the date/time of your arrival and date of departure.

Thursday – July 28 (begins)

Friday – July 29

Saturday – July 30

Sunday – July 31  (last day)

Pre-payment required $40.00 for first night (includes 3 meals).  For additional nights, pay the difference when you arrive.

After you RSVP, one of our organizers will get in touch with you to find out the time of your arrival, special needs, etc.

Cancellation:  should you cancel prior to July 25, you will receive a $20 refund. 

Transportation: https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/directions/

Other important details

–Bring your own linen (twin-size sheets, pillowcase and towel).

–Hudson Valley Park is an alcohol- and drug-free environment

contact information and questions:  write here or call 917-609-8029.

Retreat on Ceremonies and Experiences of Silo’s Message, June 17-19

This retreat is designed as a modular workshop (you can attend part or all of it) is open to everyone. It will focus on four of the basic ceremonies used as ways into the essential experiences: The Service, The Well Being, Laying on of Hands and The Recognition.

The retreat will begin on Friday the 17th of June and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday June 19th.

RSVP: please fill out the form under Reservations. https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/park-request/

 

Friday June 17 –

Dinner will be served at 6:30 (optional).  The retreat will begin at 8pm.

Saturday June 18

All day beginning at 10am.

Sunday, June 19

Retreat ends at noon.  Followed by lunch.

Meals will be served for the 3 days.  $30.  For Saturday only $15.

Contribution for park usage and overnight, $10/day +$10/overnight.

For retreat info contact Danny Zuckerbrot: dzuck@rogers.com

For logistics contact Nicole: nicolemye@gmail.com