Monthly Gathering – August, 2016

We got together for our monthly gathering at the Park with around 17 people. We started the day with a great breakfast prepared by Ken Dickinson and then we had a Service Ceremony. We cleaned the area of the wood kiln, got rid of the metal wood stove and fix the lights to the entrance of the main building. And for the rest of the time we divided into testing the fountain with real water, studying a material on mental suffering and finalizing the day with a Ceremony of wellbeing around the fountain. A great day and a wonderful experience! Thanks to all who made it such a special day.

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A fountain is born!

Last week starting on Saturday July 9th, 2016 we started the construction of our fountain at the Park. We finished the construction on Saturday July 16th, 2016. None of this could have happen without the incredible help we receive from Victor and Lourdes who came from the Park of Study and Reflection, Joquicingo in Mexico near Mexico City. They stayed the entire week and under their guidance and concrete help, we built together the fountain. This is a milestone that we will celebrate appropriately soon, but in the mean time here are some of the photos from this very special week of work.

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10th Anniversary Celebration

UPDATE: We had a great Celebration and we are grateful to all who had contribute over the years to this wonderful project. Bellow some pictures of the event

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ten_year_annivThese past 10 years have seen what was just an idea in the Andes Mountains turn into over 40 Parks of Study and Reflection all over the world.

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 we’re going to celebrate the 10 years that our Park in California has transformed from a dream into reality. We’re inviting anyone who would like a tour of the Park to come at noon Saturday followed by a potluck* and BBQ lunch. A presentation by Chilean author Dario Ergas on his investigation: Zarathustra: Unity, Duality and Freedom will also take place sometime during the event.

We’ll conclude the day together with an open mic so inspired artists please come through and share your craft!

See you at the Park!

*Alcohol free event

Monthly Gathering – May 2016

A day, sumptuous in every way and more, with friends at Parks of Study and Reflection – Redbluff Park, Redbluff, Ca.
with Jane and Paul T., Sinthya, Michael Quasar Cameron, Carol J Sanderson, Heidi, Fernando Aranguiz and Kathy Beck. Trudy and Walter.

Thank you all for making things and so much more grow in our beautiful park!

Above, the words of Thelma who was visiting the Park and with 11 friends, we had such a good time talking, sharing a lunch, doing a well being ceremony and studying the latest contribution from Eduardo Gozalo about his commentaries on the Inner Look.

Retreat on The Principles of Valid Action

On Friday night, December 27th, 2015,  5 friends from the communities of the Message in San Francisco and Oakland met at the Parks of Study and Reflection Red Bluff Park to carry out a retreat on the Principles.

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Seminar on Aphorisms and Direction

Saturday morning 6 friends from the communities of the Message in San Francisco and Oakland met in Parks of Study and Reflection Red Bluff Park to carry out the seminar on Aphorisms and Direction from the Manual for Messengers. Before we started the seminar we took a moment to reflect on why we had made the pilgrimage and what we hoped for in our time there. We found that although each of us superficially were in different life situations, each person’s reasons for coming resonated with the group and we felt a common thread, a common search connecting every testimony.

The rest of the day was spent clarifying that search. Each one of us took turns guiding reflections where we were asked about our most profound Aspirations in life and to see them coming to fruition. We had time to meditate on this theme in solitude, document our experiences and comprehensions in our journals, and interchange in small groups. The second part of the seminar we went creating an Aphorism (a phrase or image) that could bring us back to the Direction in life we desire and strengthen it. We closed the seminar with a ceremony of the Service on the deck outside the Center of Work and then headed to the Sacramento River just before sunset.

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A fountain begins

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, Saturday April 25, with the help of 3 students from the Concrete Industry Management Department of Chico State University, along with their teacher, Tim H.– the beginning of a fountain for Red Bluff Park took place!  Please check out our short video (created by Ken) above which was yesterday’s  creation of the “pad” or concrete circular foundation that will support the fountain

A big thank you to everyone involved in helping with this first stage of our fountain—with your hard work, enthusiasm, donations and support!  We are still gladly accepting donations to finish the project!  Hopefully the fountain will be complete by mid-summer

Big hug to all,  Janet