GRACE ART CAMP 2018

Did you know that “salom” is an informal way of saying “hi” in Uzbekistan? That the word “stan” is a Persian suffix meaning “land of”?  Or that the first trade routes that became part of what we know today as “The Silk Road” originated hundreds of years ago in […]

Peace Camp Registration Now Open!

  Designed for children in grades 1 – 7, Truth Love Beauty The Wonder of Peace is a three-day camp emphasizes peace as a personal practice and a creative process. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 17, 18 and 19, 2018 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Cost per student: $210 […]

Week 7; the end of the Silk Road?

Week 7’s story, Zarina’s Orchard, from Tajikisatan, sums up into “Sometimes life is Easy. Sometimes life is Hard. But today it was Delicious.” Last week may have been the end of this summer’s Colors of the Silk Road, but it certainly is the just the beginning of sharing […]

Salom Week 7!

Monday, camp whirled into a surprise magic carpet ride, sweeping us to Bukhara alongside storytellers, Robert and Kelly. Accompanied by a trusty guide and Bactrian camel, Pistachio, we traveled ancient trade routes making up the heart of The Silk Road. For thousands of years these trade routes aided […]

Khodahafez Week 6!

“Somewhere out beyond right and wrong there is a field.  I will meet you there.”  – Rumi As promised, here is the wrap up for week 6 – thank you, to each of you, for being a part of last week. You each make a unique difference when […]

Week 6 – Salom!

No matter how salom is spelled or pronounced or the particular language or variation it is of,  we understand this greeting as a universal acknowledgement of one another. Literally translated to English, we are greeting each other with  “peace.” Today’s camp whirled into a surprise magic carpet ride, […]

See you next time Week 5!

“Somewhere out beyond right and wrong there is a field.  I will meet you there.”  – Rumi Salom and thank you for being a part of week 5’s excitement for being together at camp! This week’s story, The Amir who Became a Weaver, retold by local storyteller Alton […]

Camelhump day Week 5

Salom! Today was Camelhumpday at camp. We learned about the Bactrian camel with TWO humps as well as many other interesting animals who live throughout the diverse ecosystems of Central Asia. . . ask your camper for details! Yesterday, in the spirit of global exchange along the Silk […]

Week 5 – The Amir who Became a Weaver

Salom! is one way to say “hi” in Uzbekistan as well as well as many other places in the world!! No matter how this word is spelled or pronounced or the particular language a variation of it is from,  we understand this greeting as a universal acknowledgement of […]

Khodahafez Week 4 Campers!

“Somewhere out beyond right and wrong there is a field.  I will meet you there.”  – Rumi Last week was lively and elated, receptive and respectful, and brimming with resourceful choices – looks like being “responsible for what we do” can be liberating and bring us all closer […]