Encuentro internacional de los mensajeros del Mensaje de Silo
Italia, Attigliano - 5/18/2013
Jornadas de experiencia y intercambio
Los días 18 y 19 de mayo 2013 habrá un encuentro de Mensajeros del Mensaje de Silo en el Parque de estudio y reflexión de Attigliano.
Todos los Mensajeros europeos y de los demás países del mundo estan invitados a participar.
Como el año pasado el interés del encuentro es compartir experiencias, reflexiones y ceremonias. No habrá un programa pre-definido; el evento será de acuerdo a los intereses y las inciativas de los participantes.
Si tu intención es participar por favor confirma tu presencia a firstname.lastname@example.org
Habrá comida, fruta, agua, café, té y bizcochos a disposición en el Parque.
Te pediremos una pequeña contribución de 15€ para cubrir los gastos de los dos días.
Aquí encuentras el enlance a los hoteles. - En el sitio del Parque, en la página 'Cómo llegar', encontrarás información actualizada sobre el transporte.
Incontro internazionale di messaggeri del Messaggio di Silo
Italia, Attigliano - 5/18/2013
Giornate di esperienza e interscambio
Nei giorni 18 e 19 Maggio 2013 si terrà un incontro di Messaggeri del Messaggio di Silo nel Parco di studio e riflessione di Attigliano.
Tutti i Messaggeri europei e di tutti i paesi del mondo sono invitati a partecipare.
Come l’anno scorso, l’interesse dell’incontro è condividere esperienze, riflessioni e cerimonie. Non ci sarà un programma predefinito, l’evento si svilupperà in accordo agli interessi e alle iniziative dei partecipanti.
Se è tua intenzione partecipare per favore conferma la tua presenza a: email@example.com
Ci sarà un pranzo, della frutta, acqua, caffè, tè e biscotti a disposizione nel Parco.
Ti chiederemo un piccolo contributo di 15€ per coprire le spese dei due giorni.
Qui trovi l’elenco degli hotel. - Nel sito del Parco, alla pagina 'Come arrivare', trovi le informazioni aggiornate sui trasporti
Silo's Message international meeting of messengers
Italia, Attigliano - 5/18/2013
Days of experience and interchange
On 18 – 19 May 2013 the messengers of Silo’s Message will be meeting at the Park of study and reflection Attigliano.
Messengers from all over the world are invited to participate.
Just like last year, the interest of the meeting is to share experiences, ideas and ceremonies. There will be no fixed programme; the event will be according to the interest and initiatives of the participants.
If you intend to come please confirm your participation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be lunch, fruit, water, coffee, tea and biscuits available at the Park.
We will ask you for a small contribution of 15€ to cover the expenses for both days.
Here is the link to the hotels - Go to the page 'How to get here' on the Park website for updated info about transportation.
Réunion internationale de messagers du Message de Silo
Italia, Attigliano - 5/18/2013
Jours d'expériences et échange
Les 18 et 19 mai 2013 une rencontre de Messagers du Message de Silo aura lieu dans le Parc d’étude et de réflexion d’Attigliano.
Tous les Messagers d’Europe ainsi que des autres pays du monde sont invités à y participer.
Comme l’année dernière l’intérêt de la rencontre est de partager des expériences, des réflexions et des cérémonies. Il n’y aura pas de programme prédéfini, l’événement se passera en accord avec les intérêts et les initiatives des participants.
Si tu as l’intention de participer, s’il te plaît confirme ta présence en écrivant à: email@example.com
Il y aura de la nourriture, des fruits, de l’eau, du café, du thé et des biscuits à disposition dans le Parc.
Nous te demanderons une petite contribution de 15€ pour couvrir les frais des deux jours.
Tu peux trouver ici un lien vers les hôtels. - Dans le site du Parc, sur la page 'Comment s'y rendre', tu trouveras des informations à jour concernant les transports.
Spring Seasonal 2013
USA, Hudson Valley - 3/23/2013
On March 23rd, 2013, we gathered at the Hudson Valley Park for our Spring Seasonal Celebration.
It was a great day among friends, new and old! The Park was beautiful and covered with a few inches of snow but because it was sunny it was not cold. So we were able to walk in the forest and down by the waterfall. One person was inspired by the stream and crossed it in his bare feet.
There was lots of good conversation and a meditation of Well-Being as well as a feast of diverse food. Now we're just waiting for the warm weather and the blossoming of the forest!
a big hug
Seasonal Celebration Spring - 2013
USA, Red Bluff - 3/23/2013
We had our Seasonal Celebration at the Park on Saturday March 23rd.
We had the opportunity to place a "mobile hall" where the Hall is going to be built. It was a great day with lots of talks, activities, exchanges and we were able to do the Service Ceremony and the Well Being Ceremony in our tent.
It felt very good and it was inspiring and in a high emotional spirit. Afterwards we had dinner with everyone and at night we watch the "Healing of Suffering" projected inside the walls of the tent.
A great experience altogether.
Retreat on the Principles
USA, Red Bluff - 11/3/2012
Retreat on the principles.
This retreat is intended to be held for one day (8 hours).
The meaning of this retreat is to try to deepen the understanding of our lives and our actions, and strengthen the development of a new attitude in life, based on valid action to achieve internal unity and increasing coherence in front of life. In this retreat we will have the opportunity to work on these three topics.
The Principles are a key element of Silo's Message, and its daily practice as basis for the liberation of the Mind.
During the retreat, the only issue is our own work and the right attitude is of kindness, good humor, sincerity and internal opening. We go deeper within ourselves and learn from others.
During the retreat we are in a "different mental space" where we do our work. We set a spatial limit around us and "suspend" everyday time to enter a temporary space given by the rhythms of our work. The mental fence allow us to concentrate energy and maintain a good attentional level. It is implemented by starting with an office.
How the retreat works:
We all participate in the same way and someone takes the role of coordinating the times. It is recommended to observe punctuality regarding agreed schedules for activities, and also it helps to develop the retreat without hurrying (Paradox).
- It starts with an office.
- Listen to chat: "The most important thing"
- Reading on the formative theme "The Principles", the Manual for Messengers. When reading the principles one by one, some time (short) is allowed in between for people to reflect individually and take notes. After reading the first 6, take a break, and leave about an hour to exchange in groups about what each has been observed. Groups of 3 or 4 people.
- Lunch (1 hour approx.)
- Study of the principles 6-12. Same as above, with interchange.
- Personal work. Reflect on what is the most important principle for the situations that I'm living at this moment in my life. See how to get in touch with the register of that principle, define an "image" to help me guide my action towards the unitive, toward coherence. Write a brief summary in one or two sentences, in a way that is significant for myself (for this exercise is recommended to work with narrow limits of time and "force" the intuitive over the "rational").
- Group interchange: Each participant reads their synthesis (of course this is not mandatory).
- Team work: Form again small groups (3 or 4 persons) Each group elects one principle, and prepares a skit with the theme, showing coherence and incoherence in action.
- Closing: Closing Ceremony: office or imposition....
Winged Lion Writers' Group
USA, Davis - 9/3/2012
Last night we had our very first meeting of the Winged Lion Writers' Group in Davis, California; and in October we will begin a similar group in Berkeley.
Our first eight weeks in each group will be devoted to the study of Self Knowledge, from the book Self Liberation by Luis Ammann. Basing our approach on Silo's Message, we begin each meeting with the Experience of the Force, spend an hour or two reflecting, writing, and interchanging on one of the Self Knowledge lessons, and end with the Experience of Well-Being. Our intention here is to connect with each other at a deep level, sharing personal and collective experiences of the Sacred and the Profound, with the aspiration of becoming happier and freer human beings first, and inspired writers second.
We were all delighted with our first Davis meeting - it was an engrossing and compelling two hours, the time flew by, nobody wanted to stop. We went home with the Situation Analysis as written "homework"; next week we will interchange about that exercise, and anyone who wants to share what they wrote will have the opportunity.
Following is our "course description" from the Winged Lion Press Cooperative website (www.wingedlionpress.org):
Open to anyone who likes to write, or thinks they might, Winged Lion Writers' Group is about exploring personal and collective experiences of the Sacred and the Profound, using writing/speaking and group interchange to deepen and integrate our experiences. Those who wish are welcome to read their work aloud to the group; we will interchange in a constructive, supportive, and exploratory way about our experiences and our writing. Meetings will begin with a brief meditation to bring us together in the space of the Sacred that we all share within us, and will end with a brief ceremony of gratitude and well-being.
Our first theme will be Self-Knowledge, which we will explore over a period of approximately 8 sessions, following the book Self Liberation, by Luis Ammann (current situation analysis; autobiography - written in paragraph form and then outlined chronologically, noting accidents, repetitions, and changes of stage; roles, values, self image; reveries and reverie nucleus). This study will require some work outside meetings, as we will not only be developing our individual autobiographies and working on related exercises, but will be synthesizing our experiences in vignettes, poetry, short stories, reflections, etc. - whatever the work inspires in us.
Our focus here will be on learning about ourselves, on becoming happier and freer human beings. Undoubtedly some fine writing will emerge in the process, but producing literary masterpieces is not our main preoccupation. In our interchange we will aspire to help each other go more deeply into our personal experience and integrate our comprehensions into our daily lives on all levels of consciousness: waking life, daydreams, semi-sleep, meditation, and night dreams. Ideally this process will lead us deeper into the realm of inspiration, and will help us develop our ability to transmit that inspiration to others.
We will publish works from the group on the Winged Lion Press Cooperative website (www.WingedLionPress.org), and at the end of the first eight weeks will hold a celebratory public open mike reading. The group will be kept small, up to 8 people. Please contact project coordinator Trudi Lee Richards* (530-757-7576 / firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating.
Possible future areas of study and reflection include:
About Silo's Message in Turkey
Turkey, Hozat - 7/28/2012
We (Federica, Yüksel, Eduardo, Paolo, Christophe, Marco) have to wake up really early in the morning to be at the bus station at 8 a.m. and once arrived we have to wait more then one hour for the bus that at the end we couldn’t take. anyway we were in time to reach Hozat for the breackfast offered by the organizer of the dersim festival in a new park of the village.
Hozat is a very little village completely besieged by militars where it was set the exhibition of the massacre of 1938 (the turkish army killed about 60000 allevian people and this violent occupation was asserted by changing the name of Dersim to Tunceli). We went there not only to attend to the festival but also to visit Nanli and her family. She is a very kind lady who once participated to a message’s weekly meeting in Ankara and who invite us for a wellbeing in her house cause she feels depressed.
Also Ozan Zeynep and Zehra came with us and Ozan help us for the traslation. We made firstly an office and then the wellbeing with all the family, but before she explains us her mental state, the anguish, the fear that something orrible could happen to her sons and grandchildrens. For us it was not difficult to understand her mood since from her balcony you just see the barrack and the military presence influence the atmosphere of all the village.
The cerimonies were hold by Zehra and they were bot deeply affecting all of us, but the most important was the changing of Nanli’s face and she tells us that she will continue with the cerimonies and also the possibility to use on little abitation in front of her house as a «salita».
After the cerimonie we enjoy a very traditional dish, called something like «sir».
Later we could have a little stand in the main street of the village next to the place of the concert. We could make some contacts but the most important was the deepening relation and talks that we could have with Zeynep and Fuat. At a certain time they where discussing between them about the principles and Paolo remarked as this is the perfect way for the free interpretation of the message. Fuat finally bought the book.
All of them live in Istanbul and we whish that they will contribute the Message comunity of Kadikoy.
The day in Hozat with these new friends finished dancing parisans songs.
Reunión de Mensajeros
Italia, Attigliano - 6/30/2012
En la última fin de semana de Junio alrededor de 200 Mensajeros de comunidades de toda Europa se reunieron en el Parque Attgilano para hablar, intercambiar experiencias y celebrar ceremonias.
Para facilitar el intercambio, lo más amplio posible, grandes hojas de papel, que incluian diversos temas en que los mensajeros habían manifestado su interés, fueron pegadas en las puertas del Centro de Trabajo, en esas hojas figuraban temas de discusión, junto con la hora y ubicación en el Parque donde cualquiera que estaba interesado, fue invitado areunirse y participar en el intercambio.
Además de los intercambios programados, hubo 2 días de conversaciones espontáneas e intercambios, todo esto en un ambiente relajado y alegre que dominaba todo el Parque. Debemos señalar también, que las Comunidades del Mensaje anfitrionas, realizaron un gran trabajo organizando el evento, desde las ceremonias, los intercambios hasta la disponibilidad de comida.
Tal vez el mejor indicador de la calidad de la organización era que todos se sintieron muy bien acogidos y que las cosas parecían suceder.