It would be correct to call it a dialogue, since it is through dialogue with others and oneself that we participants discussed such important humane issues as searching for common values, the role of forgiveness and trust.
We also managed to devote some time to the more practical household activities in Baranivka House – we painted ‘Granny’s house’ in white, we moved straw-blocks under the tent, and flattened the ground next to the house.
It was this combination of physical activities and time for personal reflection that made the course so dynamic and multifaceted.
‘Quiet time’ has become a completely new experience for many participants – each morning we could just be silent in a group of like-minded people and would then go on to share our thoughts together.
Most likely, it is exactly this short pause and silence that a modern man is missing. Maybe, the Visiting Course would become a starting point for future changes – both inside oneself and in the world around.
Author: Tatiana Kalchenko
Photos: Liubou Pranevich
Read more information on the project on www.baranivka.org