Anniversary Dinner June 23, 2018

Please 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


1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401

The park is very near the Hudson River, and the neighboring towns of New Paltz and Kingston.

Please RSVP at


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 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.

Relaxation Seminar


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)


May 5th – A Day of Celebration & Reflection

Join us for a very special day to celebrate and reflect on the

49th Anniversary of Silo’s first public speech, “The Healing of Suffering.”*

Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection

May 5th, 2018   •   11:00 am – 6:00 pm  Dinner (at 5pm)

1170 Route 213, Kingston, NY



• presentation audio/video

• meditation-ceremonies-reflection

• group discussions

• 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.  49 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. That this knowledge 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: Please bring  your own lunch. Dinner will be served at the end of the day. Snacks and refreshments will be available

Suggested donation: $20


NYC Walk-A-Thon for Nonviolence in support of Hudson Valley Park

WHEN: Sunday, April 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE: 12 miles through Manhattan, beginning at Battery Park and ending at Riverside Church, site of Martin Luther King,Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech on April 4, 1967. See landmarks’ stops and the map of the walk.

WHY: 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, King was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. We walk today to honor his memory, and that of the many individuals, peoples, and movements who have embraced nonviolence as a foundational principle for life. We walk to express our own commitment to nonviolence as a daily practice and our rejection of all forms of violence & discrimination. We walk to raise money for Hudson Valley Park, a center dedicated to the study & teaching of nonviolence.

HOW: As we walk through the streets of Manhattan, we will pass by key nonviolence landmarks of the city. We will stop at some points to reflect, do a ceremony, sing a song, or listen to an inspiring reading. People are invited to walk the full route or join us for part of the walk.

CO-SPONSORS: The Community for Human Development; Pangea East; Communities of Silo’s Message (NYC); Pax Christi Metro; Southern Poverty Law Center on Campus (Columbia University chapter); Pressenza, Code Pink: Women for Peace (list in formation).


FLYER: NV Walk Invitation One Page V2b-1

Route of walk with heritage points: walk-a-thon route/

2017 Annual Holiday Auction, Bazaar and Reception

Special Presentation on Sacred Ceremonies, Nov 21

Soap-Making Workshop & Weekend Retreat

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: lavender, grapefruit, mint and others.  When you complete the workshop you will be able to make your own soap using the cold process method, and will take home bars of soap of your own 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.

This workshop will include a one-night stay at the Hudson Valley Park.

RSVP and Additional INFO: Space is limited to 9 participants so reserve early


DATE: Saturday, Nov 11, 2017.  2pm — Sunday, Nov 12, 2017, 12pm. 

Come early to enjoy the Hudson Valley Park and to have lunch before we begin workshop.  On Sunday, the workshop ends at noon and will be followed by lunch and a walk/meditation in the park.

Contact Nicole if you have questions: / 917-609-8029.



Sacred Spaces – Tuesday September 19

Fall Seasonal Celebration 2017

Please RSVP —  Patricia Rios.

Kick into gear for Spiritual Camping

Friday, July 21 –  Sunday July 23, 2017

Begins at 4pm Friday until Sunday 5pm.  Hours are flexible when you arrive and depart.

This is a special weekend organized twice a year.  It combines the relaxed and fun activities of camping (some prefer to stay indoors at retreat center) and being in nature with small workshops on different aspects of spirituality inspired by Silo’s Message.

This weekend will also feature a workshop on Soap-making which is part of the centuries old Craft of Perfumery.  It will be conducted by Amanuel Zellelow, an expert in the art of making soap.  This is a fantastic hands-on workshop which gives you the opportunity to make your own (incredible) soap with essential oils.  READ MORE HERE

This will be our 3rd year and it’s always full of surprises and inspiring experiences.

If you are:

– interested in spiritual growth (as a beginner or deepening your process).

– love spending time in nature

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

– like being in a friendly community with meaningful conversations

– enjoy healthy food, s’mores and more.

There will be plenty of 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.


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

Sleep under the stars or in the retreat center:

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

Tents: 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.


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.




Cost: $80, includes 2 nights and meals (our cook is amazing).  An added $20 fee for materials for the Soap-Making workshop.

RSVP is required with a $40 deposit (via paypal or check). A refund will be given if cancellation occurs by July 15. The remainder to be paid upon arrival.

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 or call 917-609-8029.  Also visit



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

Public Transportation: Adirondack Trailways has frequent buses going to Kingston from the Port Authority in Manhattan. For info click here. 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).

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