Sorry, monthly peace dances with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph are cancelled since January
Thu 30 March (& every 2 weeks): FREE HUGS at The Town Hall reception 11:30 - 2pm in Hebden Bridge with Ralph
Thu 11 May Todmorden: "Return to the Land of Your Soul" - Devotional Chanting with Ralph & Mo'unisa, 2pm-3:30pm (part of the "Pushing Up Daisies" Festival www.pushingupdaisies.org)
Cost: donation. Please bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the wooden floor
Venue: New Odd Fellows Hall, Oxford Street, Todmorden, OL14 5PU (wheel chair ramp through side door on the right, near canal) - Details & more
Fri 26 May - Sat 3 June: Vitalija & Ralph will be at the "Sacred Arts - International DUP & Voice Camp" in Oxfordshire. Any lift offers for our instrumnts, tent & us?
EVERY Tuesday 10:45am Taizé harmony singing with Ralph -
@ Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street (next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY.
Contact Ralph if you have questions: 07909 488272.
Singing - and silence. You are welcome to listen - or join our singing. No booking, experience or music reading required. We sing rounds and harmony chants mostly from the Taizé community & from "Cantiones Sacrae" (Findhorn) and occasional chants honouring other religions.
Video of our Taizé singing: caldersong.wordpress.com/about -
Most Fridays: informal chat about Subud & the Latihan, Hebden Bridge, 12:30ish-2pmish Do you want to find out more about the little known international sister- and brotherhood of Subud and the latihan, which is a unique way to connect with the Divine Creator-Life Force across religious boundaries, involving sound and movement? => Subud & the Latihan Or ask Ralph - or Godfrey during the Soup Dragon, Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street / Hebble End, HX7 8EU (Organic soup & bread for a donation from 12-3pm).
Ralph is looking for additional work as a gardener & more top of page
Ralph has a background as a town planner in Germany. He has returned to a more simple life style in England after having lived 15 years in Cambridge. He is looking for work in or around Hebden Bridge (including Hepton Stall, Old Town, Mytholm, , Charlestown or Mytholmroyd).
Gardening: Ralph has 16 years experience as a gardener, including weeding, tree pruning and shaping, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, landscaping, levelling lawn and slabs etc. for a range of clients in Cambridge, since September '12 also around Hebden Bridge.
Ralph combines heavy gardening with German efficiency and a sense for beauty for £12,-/ hour.
He is also a thorough cleaner and "man about the house", including painting, tiling, simple carpentry and maintenance, cleaning gutters and willing to get his hands dirty for any odd job.
=> Work References for Ralph
Spring Cleaning all year round - "Get it done!" Sorting / organising / de-cluttering any mess / chaos in your cupboards, drawers, home, garage, shed or garden, blitz cleaning with German efficiency, help with establishing systems which work and help keeping all clean and tidy. Ralph is good at motivating you to transform your home - and indirectly your life - for only £12,-/ hour.
Ralph is quite capable of doing othe basic work in your home like painting, tiling, repairing things.
Home Care: Since December 2012 Ralph is working as a personal assistant for Dr. Robert Blomfield (01422 844259) in Hebden Bridge, who is happy to give references for Ralph. Ralph has been working as a home carer in Cambridge since 1998. He is offering "home care with heart" for £12,-/ hour, including other jobs in and around the house, cleaning, tidying up, shopping and personal care. He really cares about you, motto: "Work is Love in Action." => Work References for Ralph
Ralph is also good at pranic healing (via clearing your aura), spiritual councelling, German conversation, web page development / design / optimisation (see
w Network Cambridge), also rhythm tuition, devotional chanting and teaching/leading Dances of Universal Peace.
Ideally this would be around Calder valley: Hebden Bridge, Mytholm, Mytholmroyd or Todmorden)
Ralph & Vitalija's home & contact in Hebden Bridge top of page
Ralph Nimmann & Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann,
address: 15 Mason Street (3rd street left up Hangingroyd Road, opp. the Co-Op)
Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AW.
Phone: 01422 647157 Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk
Ralph mobile: 07909 488272 - e-mail: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com - Skype: "ralphrainbow" - Twitter: @Rainbowralph https://twitter.com (not very active)
Vitalija mobile: 07733 233696 (try often or text) - e-mail: vitalija_zelenevska[AT]yahoo.co.uk
Ralph's & Vitalija's favourite groups and interests in Hebden Bridge top of page
we love Devotional chanting, and we know 100s of chants and accompany them with drum and guitar.
We started a monthly chanting group Wednesday or Thursday evening in the attic of our home - see entry above or on the Calderdale Peace Dance and Chanting page. You are welcome to join us and experience the power and magic of devotional chanting. Please e-mail rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com, and you'll be invited to our next chanting.
Ralph is a member of the international spiritual sister- and brotherhood of Subud (worshipping God / the Creative Life Force across religious boundaries with what we call "the Latihan").
Ralph plans to organise Info events about Subud & the Latihan in Hebden Bridge The nearest Subud group meets in Bradford-Shipley.
More about Subud and: www.subud.org.uk.
We are attending the sharing group "Sacred Activists / Awakening Consciousness" (space to share and listen to each other, bringing to the group whatever we feel is appropriate).
Currently no meetings.
Last not least: the Soup Dragon , Fridays 12-3pm: good soup, bread & drink for a donation + nice company (we meet many friends there). On Fridays there may be free talks or taster workshops around 1pm. Please "Like" us on: facebook.com/groups/HebdenBridgeSoupDragon Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street / Hebble End, HX7 8EU
The Alternative Technology Centre (ATC) www.alternativetechnology.org.uk (a not-for-profit organisation, now at teh end of Victoria Road in Hebden Bridge incl. Cycle Recycle, Café & time travel lounge)
Why Vitalija and Ralph wanted to move from Cambridge to Hebden Bridge top of page
We have decided to follow what we feel like guidance and want to move from Cambridge (our home for 16 years) to the Hebden Bridge area in Calderdale, West Yorkshire in September 2012.
Our friend and landlord wants more space in our house with his partner,
so he asked us to move out. We feel it's probably a blessing in disguise.
We both love mountains and miss a hilly landscape in Cambridge.
We discovered, that some of our dear Dances of Universal Peace friends live in or around the Calderdale area. We visited them, and we were welcomed with open arms and open hearts. When we visited Hebden Bridge, both of us felt very happy there - and everyone tells us, that Hebden Bridge would be the ideal place for us.
What really matters in life for us is the heart - so we hope to find some real heart connections.
2012 is the year of big changes...
We are excited - and a bit sad to leave behind some friends, home care clients, gardening customers, several peace dancers, the house cat Felix and the re-designed garden.
And we are a bit tense: we have hardly any savings, no home and no work (yet) in Calderdale.
We started packing, radical de-cluttering and re-writing CVs...
If you like to help us, please send your positive thoughts / wishes / prayers, that we'll find the right work and place to live.
Any help or hints from you is appreciated.
We are both open to new and unexpected turns in our lives.
Ralph & Vitalija, September 2012
from "The Glass Bead Game"
by the German poet Hermann Hesse
"As every blossom fades
and all youth sinks into old age,
so every life's design,
each flower of wisdom,
every good attains its prime
and cannot last forever.
In life, each call the heart
must be prepared courageously
without a hint of grief,
submit itself to other new ties.
A magic dwells in each beginning,
tells us how to live.
High purposed we must traverse
realm on realm,
cleaving to none as to a home,
the world of spirit
wishes not to fetter us
but raise us higher,
step by step.
Scarce in some safe
accustomed sphere of life
have we establish a house,
then we grow lax;
only he who is ready
to journey forth
can throw old habits off.
Maybe death's hour too
will send us out new-born
maybe life's call to us
will never find an end ...
Courage my heart,
take leave and fare thee well."
aus: "Das Glasperlenspiel"
von Hermann Hesse
Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
Es muss das Herz bei jeder Lebensstufe
bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginn
um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
in andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
der uns beschützt und der uns hilft zu leben.
Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
an keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen.
Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
er will uns Stuf' um Stufe heben, weiten.
Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen.
Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise
mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.
Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
uns neuen Räumen jung entgegenschicken.
Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden ...
Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!