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Benign Anarchy!

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September 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm September 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CEST

Benign Anarchy!

A gathering of members of AA and NA(mainly Irish!) but open to anyone interested in Dialogue..as developed by David Bohm and also Martin Bubers “I-Thou

Dates: September 9 – September 16, 2023

Organizers: Tom C.,  Rose R.,  Jim C.

Location: Pari, Italy

Price: 890 euros for single occupancy, 730 for shared occupancy (two-bedroom apartment, shared bathroom)

which includes:

  • a 7-night stay in private accommodation;
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner at the local restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and traditional dishes;
  • programmed activities and materials;
  • refreshments provided at mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee breaks.

Event: The event starts on Saturday September 9 at 19:00 with a welcome dinner and ends on Saturday September 16 after lunch.

Registration and Information: Please contact Tom tcallagyp@gmail.com or Eleanor eleanor@paricenter.com or Chiara chiara@paricenter.com

About the Event: 

A Pari gathering/retreat for members of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) plus family and friends will be held in Pari, Tuscany from September 9-16, 2023 (Saturday to Saturday).

The format will be a combination of closed AA and NA meetings and meditation, and some open meetings which everyone can attend.

It is hoped to have discussion groups/workshops on the history of AA and NA; the influence of Carl Jung on Bill W; a talk on Bill W. and Jimmy K. by Irene C.; the deep wisdom of the 12 Steps and the profundity of the 12 traditions.

It is hoped the golden thread running through our week will be
‘The Language of the Heart.’

All of the above in magical Pari—the creation of David Peat and Maureen Doolan. Here we will have wonderful Italian food—and—talk, talk, talk in the outdoor café, with music and dancing in the square, soaking in the sulphur springs, and joy and laughter!

Participating in an event at the Pari Center means not only attending meetings but living for a week in a medieval village, mingling with the local population, eating local dishes, appreciating the beauty of the surrounding countryside, and participating in a very gentle way of life far from the frenzy of work and city living. David Peat compared Pari to an alchemical vessel—a place where transformation can come about—as well as an opportunity to pause for a moment and re-assess one’s life.

Additional information about the Pari Center – pdf


September 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CEST
September 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CEST