April 20, 2023 Monthly Gathering
We gathered on the 20th of April as planned. It was a great weekend. We had ceremonies on Saturday, had a conversation on the subject of "faith" (see it in Resources) and had many conversations on several other topics in small groups. We ended the day with a great dinner prepared by Ken. Some pictures below and a video from the weekend.
April 15, 2023 Monthly Gathering
We gathered on the 15th of April as usual. It was a very inspirational weekend. We reviewed the plans to build our Meditation Hall and they looked very good. Below, a poem written by Trudi and a picture of the weekend.
Another time and space
Outside, the sun is rising
and the multitudes of birds
sing and chitter
over the shimmering meadow
Yesterday I came here
with my worry about dying
and left it at the portal
with my other excess baggage
Today my entire life
weighs the same
as the sublime quiet
inside my heart
Time enough tomorrow
for death -
Inside this plentiful kindness
life is eternal.
March 2023 Seasonal Celebration
November 2022 Monthly Gathering
An important milestone
We gathered again for our monthly gathering, many of us at the Park. We started with ceremonies of Service and Well being at 10 AM.
This weekend’s monthly gathering was important because we launched our official fundraising campaign to collect funds in order to build the foundation of the Hall.
We hope you are doing well.
As you already know, our Park of Study and Reflection in Red Bluff has been an important part of our community for many years. It has provided a space for personal reflection, gatherings, and activities that have brought us together and enriched our lives.
Since 2007, people have been meeting at the park to do personal work, retreats, and workshops. Our park has provided a meaningful space for personal study, meditation and deep interchange with others. However, the park would not be complete without the construction of our meditation hall.
We have now arrived at the moment when this is possible! This is precisely when we need your support. We have found the right contractor to assist with the construction of the hall and the very first step is to build a foundation.
Your financial contribution will make it possible for us to go to this next important step!
The construction of the hall’s foundation, including obtaining all necessary permits from the building department, will require 50K to complete. There are members who have already pledged $1000 or more. We know that it will take all of us to complete this project and we are grateful for any contribution you can make, no matter the size. Your donation will go directly towards the construction of a foundation for the hall, ensuring that it remains a safe and reliable space for our community. The foundation will be built to last, providing a strong and sturdy base for the hall to continue serving our community for generations to come.
There are several ways you can contribute:
Donate using paypal: email@example.com
Write a check to Pangea World Community, PO Box 460314, San Francisco, CA 94146—please include note saying check is for the Meditation Hall
For bank transfers: please email Kathy Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org for the bank account information.
Your donation will make a real difference in helping us begin the construction of our hall—a place where all people, regardless of their beliefs, can find a sacred refuge for inner calm and reflection from these busy and challenging times.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Janet and the fundraising team of
The Center of Study and Reflection, Red Bluff
August 2022 Monthly Gathering
A nice weekend
We gathered again for our monthly gathering many of us at the Park. We started with ceremonies of Service and Wellbeing at 10 AM on Saturday at the fountain. We connected by Zoom with other participants who couldn’t come to the Park. Immediately after we continue to study a contribution written by Jorge Pavon about Chapter III of The Inner Look, The Non-meaning.
This weekend’s monthly gathering was really nice. Eric, the builder, came over and showed us some work the engineers did for the Meditation Hall. He said something like we could start building it this fall. Here are some pictures.
June 2022 Monthly Gathering
A very special weekend
We gathered again for our monthly gathering many of us at the Park. We started with ceremonies of Service and Wellbeing at 10 AM on Saturday connected by Zoom with other participants who couldn’t come to the Park. Immediately after we started to study a new contribution written by Jorge Pavon about Chapter III of The Inner Look, The Non-meaning.
It was a very special study, lecture and interchange that was interrupted briefly by lunch outside and continued after well into the late afternoon. The general feeling was of a great comprehension of that chapter, especially when we exchange for hours our understanding and experiences related to several questions being presented by this contribution. We agreed to continue our study next month and in our weekly Saturday meetings.
The general tone was of a deeper understanding of this important chapter and also a deeper reflection upon OUR personal situation in front of the challenges that this chapter presents.
Sending a warm hug
February 2022 Monthly Gathering
Another wonderful experience
We gathered again for our monthly gathering of 15 of us at the Park. We started with ceremonies of Service and Wellbeing at 10 AM on Saturday connected by Zoom with other participants who couldn’t come to the Park. We have lunch outside and later we study parts of the book “The Internal Landscape”.
For the first time in years we were able to make a fire and we took full advantage of the option. We cooked some “choripan” on the open fire and ate some “smores”. We had a great time and on Sunday there was a meeting with one of the possible bidders to do our hall. We just got the permits to start building. Our gratitude to Michael and Rocio who found and worked with the contractor until we had everything done and all of this work done during the pandemia. Thanks again!!
Sending a warm hug
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