Taking Steps Towards Wholeness With Green Beautiful Foundation Walks for Endangered Borneo

JOIN US IN A SPECIAL CAMINO WITH A POWERFUL PURPOSE

The Camino provides us many gifts and is a powerful connector in bringing people together from around the world sharing their passion for pilgrimage and their life purposes that inspire, heal and transform us all. It is a very special pleasure of mine to share with you Green Beautiful Foundation and their CAMINO JOURNEYS taking place right now with Sharon Bele-Verdy, Muriel Wattinne, and Agosto Tarantino who are making their way together with pilgrims in the Camino from Sarria to Santiago and on to Finisterre – Having begun in St. Jean Pied De Port they continue together with pilgrims in Galicia Along The Way! Please join us online and on the Camino – Bo Camiño!!!

Sarria, Spain – November 8, 2015 – Sometimes all it takes for positive change is to simply put one foot in front of the other…

From November 8th to the 22nd 2015, the Green Beautiful Foundation is leading Rise & Walk Camino in northern Spain from Sarria to Finisterre via Santiago de Compostella. The Green Beautiful team is currently in Spain on the Camino trail preparing for this global environmental awareness walk.

The aim is to increase awareness about the rampant deforestation of tropical forests all over the world, particularly in Borneo that are being devastatingly logged. The Dayaks, the indigenous inhabitants of Borneo, as well as orangutans and other native species are losing their habitat…forever! We all risk losing these beautiful, rare and priceless species and peoples.

Company/Organization Information:
The Green Beautiful Foundation is a gathering of people who seek positive change and protection for the fragile and endangered areas of the Earth. Every year they organize walks globally to raise awareness and funds for various initiatives. Their current focus is the forests, orangutans and indigenous Dayak tribes of Borneo where we have purchased land to preserve this sacred area.

Foundation´s Mission – ´Preserving the endangered environments of our green, beautiful planet.´

For more information please visit: http://www.greenbeautifulfoundation.com (has MULTIPLE language options on main page bottom left for you to read in any language) and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenBeautifulFoundation/?fref=ts

Contact Information:
Green Beautiful Foundation
Founder & Executive Director: Sharon Bele-Verdy
PO Box 380
Brunswick Heads
New South Wales 2483
Australia

ACN: 604 087 792
GreenBeautifulFoundation.com
GreenBeautifulFoundation@Gmail.com
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A very special thank you to Sue Kenney for connecting me with Sharon Bele-Verdy and Green Beautiful Foundation. For more information about Sue Kenney please visit: http://www.suekenney.com

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Camino Celebrations – Fairway Forum Del Camino De Santiago 2015

It was an honor and a pleasure to be asked to speak at the Fairway Forum Del Camino De Santiago October 15 – 18, 2015. It was wonderful to share in a special experience with fellow pilgrims and camino enthusiasts. Inspiring stories and exciting camino projects shared by all who presented, participated and attended. The Camino Spirit continues to spread its magic wings and touch all in its path! A very special thank you to Fairway Forum for inviting me and to my parents Raymond and Beverly Beuligmann who traveled from the USA – through Germany, France and across Spain making a Camino by plane, car, bus and train to share in this special Camino Conference with me. I am forever grateful to my family, friends and fellow pilgrims who have made my Camino Pilgrimage possible a JOURNEY that continues!!!!

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October 15, 2015
11:00 AM
Panel Afterway
Susan Mann, Writer

Unscripted Journey – Our Collective Camino is the first book of this type of collaboration uniting voices of more than 45 authors from 13 countries around the world who share a passion, love and the pilgrim spirit that is the real heart of the Camino. Inspired by the desire to Susan to work to publicize the experience unique and inimitable, each pilgrim. Susan also explained in Santiago the launch of “El Camino del vino” (Wine Tasting Along The Way), a program to promote travel inspired by the personal experiences of Susan on the road with the aim to promote and share the Way, Galicia, Spain and connections worldwide through the discovery and enjoyment of food and wine.

For more information please visit: http://www.FairwaySantiago.com

HARVARD UNIVERSITY – Remembering Special Summer Events

We are enjoying some of the last days of Summer Sunshine that  brought some great new get togethers and exciting event happenings in Galicia and in the USA. El Camino Del Vino was excited to participate in a very special Harvard University Alumni Reunion on the campus in Cambridge, MA, USA. Sienna Leis Co-Chair of her 15th Reunion Class of 2000 created a wonderful series of events for alumni´s to reconnect and share in and we were grateful to be a part of a unique panel session this past May 29, 2015 (Friday): Spirituality in the Modern World: The Camino & Other Journeys of Faith – celebrating the spirit of the Camino and the power of Spiritual Journeys On Physical Paths!

A very special thank you to Sienna Leis and the Harvard Alumni Event Team for including us as a sponsor to help share in a fantastic time of reconnection for her and her classmates. I would like to express my gratitude and special thanks to all who helped make participating in this event possible: Marc Heffner of Camino Estrella for your wonderful and creative artistic designs that have helped to bring to life my dream of more than 4 years of El Camino Del Vino as it is most exciting and a special time to share this special experience together. Special thanks and my heartfelt appreciation to: Cándido Pazos of Códice Calixtino Book & Los Portones Del Camino Wine, Francisco Javier Piñeiro and Ruben Garcia of Eidosela Bodegas, Marta Villén Sierra of Ruta Do Viño Da Ribeira Sacra, Alexandra Seara Consorcio De Turismo De Ribeira Sacra, and Centro Do Viño Ribeira Sacra for helping El Camino Del Vino with specialty items that make a unique and wonderful Invitation to Visit Galicia to Travel, Taste & Enjoy!!!

For more information please visit: http://www.elcaminodelvino.com, http://www.caminoestrella.com, http://www.bodegaseidosela.com, rutavino@ribeirasacra.org, and http://turismo.ribeirasacra.org/rs/en/

HARVARD University Alumni Class of 2000 Enjoy A Little El Camino Del Vino Time!

Summer Sunshine has brought some great new get togethers and exciting event happenings in Galicia and in the USA.  El Camino Del Vino is excited to participate in a very special Harvard University Alumni Reunion on the campus in Cambridge, MA, USA. Sienna Leis Co-Chair of her 15th Reunion Class of 2000 has created a wonderful series of events for alumni´s to reconnect and share in and we are grateful to be a part of a unique panel session May 29, 2015 (Friday): Spirituality in the Modern World: The Camino & Other Journeys of Faith – celebrating the spirit of the Camino and the power of Spiritual Journeys On Physical Paths!

A very special thank you to Sienna Leis and the Harvard Alumni Event Team for including us as a sponsor to help share in a fantastic time of reconnection for her and her classmates.  I would like to express my gratitude and special thanks to all who helped make participating in this event possible: Marc Heffner of Camino Estrella for your wonderful and creative artistic designs that have helped to bring to life my dream of more than 4 years of El Camino Del Vino as it is most exciting and a special time to share this special experience together.  Special thanks and my heartfelt appreciation to: Cándido Pazos of Códice Calixtino Book & Los Portones Del Camino Wine, Francisco Javier Piñeiro and Ruben Garcia of Eidosela Bodegas, Marta Villén Sierra of Ruta Do Viño Da Ribeira Sacra, Alexandra Seara Consorcio De Turismo De Ribeira Sacra, and Centro Do Viño Ribeira Sacra for helping El Camino Del Vino with specialty items that make a unique and wonderful Invitation to Visit Galicia to Travel, Taste & Enjoy!!!

For more information please visit: http://www.elcaminodelvino.com, http://www.caminoestrella.com, www.bodegaseidosela.com, rutavino@ribeirasacra.org, and http://turismo.ribeirasacra.org/rs/en/

Picture – Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos Santiago De Compostela: Jóse Luis Penedo Del Rio, Susan R, Mann, Cándido Pazos, Carmen, Julio Castro, Sienna & Ivan Leis Varela, and Marc Heffner (listed from left to right)

Mi Noche Americana – Global Galicia – Diana Pérez Morán

The Camino Connects us in so many special ways many of which we do not know where it will lead or what it will bring into our lives.  Friendships and wonderful adventures for sure, as well as, new beginnings supporting our dreams and creative passions to be expressed in ways we could have never imagined.  Just like the Camino it is taking the first step and following where we feel guided and opening up in ways that allow us to meet new people, explore and discover.  It was this way when I met Diana Pérez Moran and her wonderful family as I had wanted to visit their store for many months having heard about it from others in the town.  On this specific day I decided to explore and make a visit to La Bolsera Gallega and to my wonderful surprise it was to be a special visit that would lead to friendship and many fun experiences. In La Jolla my mother and I would visit a similar store, Warwick’s, that always delighted us with its incredible offerings of beautiful cards, specialty items for office and work, party decorations and so much more. I was greeted by Clara Morán owner and mother to Diana. Clara introduced me to Diana and it was the first of many visits and other special times together where I enjoyed meeting the rest of the family. Amazing how what we may think is just a quick visit to a local store leads to friendship and alliances that extend to the other side of the world.  With me now living in Galicia and Diana now in USA – truly a unique Vice Versa with more adventures surely to come. A very special thank you to Diana for including me in her article and to her and her family for making me feel at home in GALICIA – Muchisimas Gracias!!!

De Santiago de Compostela a los Estados Unidos… y viceversa…
Mi amiga Susan se refiere a las casualidades de la vida como Synchronicities … ella que de éstas entiende un buen rato ya que han sido una constante a lo largo de sus diferentes etapas vitales- Hace tres años la llevaron a dejar el paraíso de La Jolla en California por otro un tanto más lluvioso… el Camino de Santiago, y en Galicia se quedó.

Un buen día entró por la puerta del negocio familiar y nos pusimos a charlar, desde entonces hemos compartido trabajo, historias, muchas casualidades y una gran amistad. Susan me contó su proyecto para promocionar el Camino, si ella se había enamorado de estas tierras ¿Por qué otros no podrían hacer lo mismo?

y con nuestra pasión común por Galicia tanto yo como los amigos que la rodeamos habitualmente quisimos ser parte de las ideas que nos iba proponiendo: un libro, un documental, una promoción de productos gastronómicos… una experiencia…

Cuando decidí seguir mi camino personal, el que me llevó al Festival de Cine de Sundance al otro lado del charco, Susan me regaló una concha de peregrino que simbolizaba las diferentes direcciones que tomamos en la vida y me dijo “Creo que en las montañas de Utah encontrarás más de un camino”…

Cierto… casi un año más tarde sigo por aquí, caminando… y no he tenido que esperar mucho para cruzarme por casualidad con otros pasos, los de Lydia Smith y su documental “Walking the Camino – Six Ways to Santiago” en el Park City Film Series, organización que fomenta el cine independiente, en un lugar donde la cinefilia es una característica permanente.

Al igual que Susan, Lydia Smith hizo el Camino hace unos años, su decisión la inspiró para escribir esta historia real de seis peregrinos de diferentes nacionalidades que realizan el viaje a Santiago por motivos variados: una muerte, una búsqueda de respuestas, una fe desmedida, un cambio… La experiencia y las casualidades del camino serán decisivas en el transcurso de sus vidas.

El documental que se proyectó este verano en el Festival de Cine de Santiago de Compostela se ha llevado con éxito a diferentes salas y festivales de Europa, Canadá y Estados Unidos. De hecho en la web Rotten Tomatoes, una de las referencias en crítica cinematográfica la calificación media supera el 9, una nota más que merecida a juzgar por los aplausos de la sala del Prospector Theatre.

Películas como “The Way” de Martin Sheen y Emilio Estévez, y documentales como el de Lydia Smith han ayudado a situar Galicia en el mapa americano, poco a poco Susan va avanzando en la misma dirección con su marca “Bo Camiño”. Estoy segura de que ésta no será la última vez que escuche el nombre de Santiago de Compostela en los Estados Unidos…

“¿Saben ustedes qué es el Camino de Santiago? pregunta el presentador del teatro… Pues El Camino de Santiago termina en una tierra encantada llamada GALICIA…”

For more information please visit: http://www.globalgalicia.org/minocheamericana/2014/09/22/de-santiago-de-compostela-a-los-estados-unidos-y-viceversa/

Expo Bike & Bicigrino Arrive Santiago

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Expo Bike and Bicigrino arrived in Santiago de Compostela, April 15, 2014, and were all smiles from their successful completion of their Camino journey. A special time shared among pilgrim friends Jose Luis Penedo Del Rio (Cologne, Germany), Helmut Weingarten (Cologne, Germany), Julio Castro Marcote (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and Cándido Pazos López (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) along with their Bicigrino team mate and camino companion Tomas Sanchez.

In celebration of their arrival a press conference was held at the Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos to provide an overview of their camino experience and to share the 2015 Expo Bike & Bicigrino Camino Project Plans in which a special group from Expo Bike Germany will venture to Spain for another special experience along the way and more fantastic camino memories. Bo Camiño!

 

 

 

Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Trailer

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A very special thank you to the Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Team and friends who helped in celebrating the Bo Camiño TASTE IT! trailer showing at Samos Monastery Gastronomy in the Camino event.  We are looking forward to filming the pilot discovering and sharing with you more of the gastronomy treasures of this vibrant and alive pilgrim path.

Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Trailer

Thank you to Imaxina Diseño and German Limeres Photography for including me is such a very special and unique experience in Galicia and in the CAMINO!

http://www.imaxina.es

http://www.germanlimeres.com