Fall Seasonal Celebration – Saturday, Sept. 22nd

We invite you to celebrate the beginning of the Fall Season.

Meditation – Nature walks – Ceremonies

Donation ($20 usage and BBQ + vegetarian)

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


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.


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.



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


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



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).

SIGN UP TO WALK: https://www.facebook.com/events/220329961869271/

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