Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature
Dennis Galucki, Founder
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster


  Delaware Park Museum District
2017 First Sunday of the Month
Franciscan-based Reflective Walks*

Led by:

Dennis Galucki, Founder, C-SAAHN & 'IMAGINE' Weekly Series
Philip Haberstro, CEO, Wellness institute of Greater Buffalo

What, When, and Where:
First Sunday of the Month Mid-Morning Walks
10:45 am - 11:30 am
March - November, 2017
All walks begin and end at the Hoyt Lake, Marcy Casino area

Three different 1-2 mile walks, three different seasonal months:
Hoyt Lake - March 5, June 4, & September 3;
Mirror Lake & Japanese Gardens - April 2, July 2, & October 1;
Scajaquada Creek & Buffalo State College - May 7, August 6, & November 5.

Why:
Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of
Buffalo's Delaware Park Museum District.

The walk can be both a physical and spiritual exercise,individual yet communal,
as well as a pleasant and creative "place-based lifelong learning" experience.

Suggested spiritual reflection theme:
"Imagine the 'Pursuit of Happiness' as seeking Beauty and Truth;
Within, With others, and With nature and the built environment."
                                    
Sponsored by:

The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN)
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY
IMAGINE Greater Buffalo:ImagineLifelongLearning.com - an Affiliate of the Wellness Institute
Buffalo State College Newman Center 'Laudato Si' Committee
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
 

* First Sunday Franciscan-based Reflective Walks are inspired by:

215. In this regard, “the relationship between a good aesthetic education and the maintenance of a healthy environment cannot be overlooked”.[150] By learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism. If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything as an object to be used and abused without scruple. If we want to bring about deep change, we need to realize that certain mindsets really do influence our behaviour. Our efforts at education will be inadequate and ineffectual unless we strive to promote a new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature. Otherwise, the paradigm of consumerism will continue to advance, with the help of the media and the highly effective workings of the market.

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ENCYCLICAL LETTER
LAUDATO SI’
OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Delaware Park Historic Illustrations


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lifelong learning communities as part of the

"Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy through Place-based Lifelong Learning"

"Appreciating Our Past = Imagining Our Future"

Dennis Galucki, C-SAAHN Founder
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster



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