Psycho-physical Gymnastics Seminar – September 1, 2018

This is a unique system of self‑control with integrated theory and development practices, and its primary purpose is to re‑establish the balance between mind and body.
Here are joy, love of the body, of nature, of humanity, and of the spirit.
When:  Saturday, September 1st, 2018 – 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, 1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401
Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch)

Join us for our monthly seminar series at the Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection
exploring various topics related to nonviolence, personal & social transformation and spirituality.
Held on the first Saturday of each month.

Soap-making and Essential Oil Distillation Workshop

Details

Over the weekend of July 28-29, we are holding a unique workshop on Soap-making and distillation 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.

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 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 (https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/)

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

RSVP by July 20 (nicolemye@gmail.com) which will allow us time to place the order for the soap-making materials. Space is limited to 9 participants so reserve early.

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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.

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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 nicolemye@gmail.com or call 917-609-8029. Also visit https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org

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Meaning in Life Seminar – August 4, 2018

There is no meaning in Life if everything ends with death.

A person cannot live meaninglessly, but usually people live with temporary meanings, and as these temporary meanings change, people experience a lot of difficulties.

 

WhenSaturday, August 4, 2018, 11AM -4PM

Where: Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, 1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401

Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch)

Please RSVP: yolandaandersson@gmail.com

 

Join us for our monthly seminar series at the Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection
exploring various topics related to nonviolence, personal & social transformation and spirituality.
Held on the first Saturday of each month.

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 dennisredmond@gmail.com

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 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

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

 

Highlights:

• 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

 

Summer Seasonal & 7th Anniversary

Join us for our Summer Seasonal and 7th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, June 24, 2017   •   2pm – 7pm

Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection

1170 Route 213, Kingston, NY

 

Highlights:

• Guided visits of the Park

• Past Year Review

• Experiences: The Service and Ceremony of Well-Being

• BBQ (will include vegetarian choices)

– Come with friends and family. Children are welcome!

Donation: $20 to cover the BBQ, snacks and park usage.  Children free.

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Hudson Valley Park June Anniversary Event

 

The Hudson Valley Park’s Annual Event takes place every year on June 21 (or the closest weekend) in an expression of gratitude to the friends, volunteers and supporters of the Park.  This date coincides with the Summer Seasonal Celebration and commemorates the date when Hudson Valley Park was founded – June 21, 2010.

Seasonal Gatherings take place every solstice and equinox and are dedicated to celebrating the change of seasons. These events are social and spiritual with shared meals, ceremonies, hiking and discussions.  A perfect time to take a pause and enjoy the best of all worlds: nature, spirituality, meditation and meeting like-minded people.

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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