Valentine’s Dinner & Discussion about Love & Partnership
with Alex & Allyson

Dinner includes champagne, dessert and chocolate.
Please notify Hospitality of food preferences when registering.
Vegan — Vegetarian — Chicken
Hopitality: 845-297-2323; 10-6 M-F or leave a message.

Dinner with Alex & Allyson
Singles welcome or bring a friend.

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Accommodations

“The Kiss” by Alex Grey

Overnight Accommodations are Available, Limited and Additional

There are nine guest rooms in the Grey House, both private rooms and dorms to choose from. Dorms with private bath can accommodate multiple couples.
 Let us know if you and another couple would share one room. Private rooms must be booked directly through contacting hospitality, but dorms are available for online booking (rooms 2, 5 and 7). Fine hotels in a range of prices are also available located just minutes from CoSM grounds.

Rooms are sold out for Saturday night, with some availability on Sunday night. Our Hospitality Department can put you on the waiting list for rooms, and help you with any inquiries you may have regarding accommodations – hospitality@cosm.org; 845-297-2323 x 104; M-F 10-6

Guest Room Photo
Guest Room Photo
Guest Room Photo


Sunday Art Church: Sacred Relationships

Sunday only, 1-5pm
Full description and registration below.

| Free for CoSM Members

Why we fall in love is a mystery, but how we make our relationships work and last a lifetime has been studied and analyzed. The description of an ideal mate transcends physical appearance or material success. Qualities that one couple might treasure could be repellant to another. A pleasing balance of intimacy, passion and dependence is an interpersonal matter that may differ for any couple.While there may be no such thing as a perfect partner, an ideal partner can be found in someone who has evolved beyond looks, charms and success. None of us are perfect so what is acceptable and not? Are there any constants that can be identified, common criterion that make relationships work universally?

Kissing, Ocean of Love Bliss, by Alex Grey

Asking loving couples to recall their first encounter, we consistently find that it is a moment that can often be recounted in detail. Asking divorced friends to recall when they first had doubts that their relationship would last, many recall hearing warning bells even as they walked down the aisle. Why do some relationships last and others fall apart? How do we identify our soulmate and sustain a relationship as decades go by filled with change? Everyone is for loving and partnership is a transformative path. The Dalai Lama, a life-long celibate monk, has claimed his regard for marriage as the more difficult path. A partner is a Sacred Mirror, always shining a light on our best qualities and worst characteristics, presenting a lifetime of opportunities for self-reflection and betterment.

To honor Valentine’s Day, Alex and Allyson will with an illustrated interactive discussion about Sacred Couples. While statistics may tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce, what of the other 50%? What is the recipe for choosing the best mate and remaining in love? Join in a discussion on why successful relationships are evolutionary. Hear how biological strategies like adaptability, symbiosis and “survival of the fittest” apply to relationship choices and sustainability. What is the anatomy of a healthy disagreement? Can “reciprocal altruism” result in a holy love pact that lasts a lifetime? It is our experience that a transformative bond can activate a spiritual/creative life and open a universe of possibilities otherwise unimaginable.

Come to CoSM for the entire Art Church journey that will start and end with art making and discussion of how we can have the undeniable treasure — a life in love. BRING SKETCHBOOK & COLORS

 

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.

 

Location

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

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