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Gentle Action: A Gathering of Shared Experience

June 13 @ 7:00 pm June 20 @ 2:00 pm CEST


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Reservation Fee Gentle Action (remaining balance due 750 euros)
The cost of the event is 950 euros. The event fee includes a 7-night stay in private accommodation (single occupancy or double occupancy for couples) and all meals. It also includes activities, materials, and teaching sessions.To secure a place you must make a non-refundable deposit of 200 euros at the time of registration. All deposits will be returned in full if the event is cancelled because of insufficient registration. The balance of 750 euros must be received four weeks before the commencement, i.e. before May 16, 2024. The balance cannot be refunded if you decide to cancel after May 30, two weeks before the commencement. If, having paid the full fee, you cancel your registration more than two weeks before the start of the event, the fee minus the deposit will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after that date. We reserve the right to make changes to program if necessary. The Pari Center reserves the right to require a participant to leave the Center during an event if his or her attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the Center. You consent to the Pari Center to using any photographic, audio recording or video material from the event that may include yourself. Please contact us if you require any further information.
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Gentle Action: A Gathering of Shared Experience

Dates: June 13 – 20, 2024

Location: Pari, Italy

Price: 950.00 euros, which includes:

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

Event: The event starts on Thursday June 13 at 19:00 with a welcome dinner and ends on Thursday June 20 after lunch.

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About the Event 

Join us for a week of living moment by moment, in Pari, Italy surrounded by the peaceful hills of the Tuscan landscape. With its beautiful palazzo, rustic bar, and numerous quiet places, the medieval village of Pari acts as an alchemical vessel for transformations to take place.

Throughout the week you will have ample opportunities to connect with Nature, others, and—perhaps most importantly—yourself. Experience the power of dialogue and active listening in an atmosphere that cultivates intimacy in everyday interactions.

Embracing the present and choosing to act more gently, allows insights and interconnections to emerge and bubble up in a natural and playful manner. Such moments are often accompanied by experiences of openness, trust, joy, and a childlike sense of wonder.

Our Story

Several years ago, a small group of us were sitting outside the bar in Pari, Italy when the idea came up to bring a group of very open-minded people together for a gathering without any agenda, topic, intention, or specific purpose. 

After leaving Pari, we continued to meet monthly through an online Zoom dialogue, where our small group of three individuals gradually grew in a most organic manner. More than a year of online meetings led to our first Gentle Action Gathering back at Pari in September of 2022. 

Our original group of Jena, Manfred, and Tom, who hail from New York, Germany, and Ireland has gradually grown into a thriving community. Members of our online community have traveled from throughout the world to meet one another in person. Similarly, new participants who meet during our in-person Gentle Action Gatherings, frequently wish to stay in touch through our online dialogues. 

Over the course of time we have come to discover that we have much to share with one another. Somewhat paradoxically, many of us believe that this is due to—rather than despite—our differing backgrounds. Throughout our interactions, we have also found that we have much in common. Perhaps most importantly, we all share a genuine interest in one another’s perspectives on the world, quite reminiscent of Rumi’s quote: 

Out beyond the ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.

This June we have chosen to meet once again in Pari, Italy. The medieval village of Pari, nestled in the Tuscan landscape, provides the perfect backdrop for new insights and explorations. During our Gentle Action Gatherings, participants are largely free to roam around as they please. They can meet in the newly renovated palazzo, take part in a yoga class, explore the area’s hot springs, or just sit down to have an espresso at the charming and peaceful square. Many find that leaving their daily routine behind and setting aside the expectations of the outer world allows them to reconnect with their innermost nature. 

Taking the time to communicate and interact in the moment, for the moment, provides a unique opportunity to engage with the world in a much more playful manner—deepening participants relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them. 

Many participants notice that an almost childlike curiosity tends to emerge, unforced and unbidden, ‘beyond the ideas of right and wrong’ allowing them to experience the innate beauty of the present moment. 

More than anything, our gatherings have given us a deep sense of connection and friendships that endure beyond the limits of time and space. 

This June we get to come home again. It would be wonderful if you could join us.

Jena, Lisa, Manfred, Michael, Todd, and Tom