“7-Days of Asking”, new session beginning on June 6

Registration is open at We are happy to announce a new virtual session of the 7-Days of Asking in English. A program started by members of  Hudson Valley Park and now the organizing team includes members of Mikebuda Park (Hungary), Nahri Park (India), Schlamau Park(Germany),  and other Parks around the world. The Introduction will be held on Sunday, June 6 at noon, New York time. We will present the gift of Asking, how the program works, do a practice, and interchange.

The 7-Days of Asking program helps us deepen our experience with the Asking by awakening the heart in a step-by-step process. Through this process we connect with the best in ourselves, clarify our true needs, and find internal strength. We ask for ourselves, our loved ones, to move away from contradiction, to thank, to reconcile with ourselves and others, for internal unity.

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7-Days of Asking Program

A step-by-step process learning to Ask deeply: for ourselves, our loved ones, to move away from contradiction, to thank, to reconcile with ourselves and others, for internal unity, for what we truly need.   
Presentation: April 4, 12 noon New York time via zoom.  Introduction to the gift of Asking, how the program works, practice, interchange and recommendations before beginning.
Experiences with the Asking
Whether you are new to the Asking or have been practicing for years, people have been expressing how much it’s been helping them.
“The Asking felt like oxygen to my body and my mind.” (Krisztina)
“The 7-days was a very beautiful experience. From the moment I connected with my inner self, I was able to truly help my loved ones.” (Maria)
“When I was feeling trapped and in deep need of a way out, the Asking opened possibilities for me and made me feel that I can trust the future.” (Rosa)

The three group meetings complement the 7-Days of Asking and provide a rich learning experience of support in an atmosphere of community spirit.  Since our groups are international, we chose Sundays to take into account time zones and working schedules to facilitate participation. This leaves ample time before and after to prepare and synthesize the experience.

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Beyond Revenge: The Road to Reconciliation — workshop

Join us for a participatory workshop that explores how vengeance became rooted in our culture and how getting beyond revenge requires finding new, nonviolent responses to social and interpersonal conflict.

Using selected clips from the 2016 documentary “Beyond Revenge” and incorporating personal reflection and small group discussion, the workshop will explore how the concept of revenge has become a bedrock of our judicial system, our cultural myths, and even our daily lives. Recognizing how we are all affected by vengeance is the first step towards identifying new responses that break us out of its circular trap and open our future.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11 AM to 5 PM
Hudson Valley Park of Study & Reflection
1170 Route 213, Kingston NY 12401
Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch)
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Organized by The Community for Human Development

New Year’s Resolutions Retreat, January 12

To integrate the past year, and to project a clear image towards the future in the form of a one-year plan, so that we can give greater direction and meaning to our lives and to our actions.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

from 11am to 5pm

Suggested Donation: $20 (includes lunch)

Organized by Queens Messengers and the Community for Human Development

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.