When we think of “parks” we think of grass, trees and benches. But the Parks of Study and Reflection are much more. Since ancient times, across all cultures, societies created special places that have served as guiding beacons in turbulent times. The Parks of Study and Reflection were conceived in this tradition, to provide the best conditions for inspiration and renewal in people of all beliefs, radiating a new spirituality.
These Parks foster a culture of peace, celebrate diversity, and promote active nonviolence as a way of life. Activities include retreats, meditation, seminars, and workshops, as well as annual and seasonal celebrations, many of them family-friendly.
The Parks of Study and Reflection are inspired by the teachings and works of Silo. The first Park was completed in La Reja in 2005, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. At its inauguration, Silo gave “The Gift,” which became the inspiration for the 7 Days Asking program.
The Parks of Study and Reflection are run by non-profit organizations with day-to-day operations carried out by a commission of volunteers. Each park functions autonomously and is financed thanks to the support of volunteers and supporters.
The architectural elements and other objects common to all the Parks of Study and Reflection are the:
- Meditation hall
- Center of Work
There are currently over 60 Parks with many more being planned for the future.