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We are so deeply grateful to welcome you with a range of transformative events and experiences
 
 
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Dear Friends,

As I write this, our second group of participants is coming to the end of their Experience Week at our re-opened Cluny Hill site and we’re feeling gratitude and renewed purpose to be running this and other workshops again after so long. It seems all is very well at Cluny too – here’s what some in the first group had to say of their Week:
'One highlight was how grounded and calm I felt. Sometimes I had to pinch myself.'
'Loved the content, structure and activities in the week, carefully curated with love and learnt wisdom.'
'The program helps me to be the best me I can be. I am taking a lot away with me with thankfulness.'
'I could not have asked for a better experience.'

I am feeling deep gratitude along with the Philanthropy team for all of the support we have had to get to this point. With the relaunch of Experience Week set to touch many hearts, we know it is because of open-hearted people like you – our supporters and donors – that we are miraculously still here today despite all the devastation of the last few years. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being there with us as we listen to how we can best serve you and the world in these challenging times. Helping to bring more people into the knowingness of who they can be, with greater connection to the divine, themselves and each other.

Many people can’t experience Findhorn in person – some because they can’t afford it – so I’m especially excited about our online workshops and the diversity of what’s being added to our calendar, as well as the relaunch of our subsidised places for onsite programmes. Please keep an eye on our workshops page.

With love,
Caroline

Caroline Matters, Lead Steward

 
Experience Findhorn – here or online

If you’ve ever felt the call to visit Findhorn, how about now? Findhorn Experience Week will run roughly every second week through the year.
But if travel remains an issue, please look out for Creating Findhorn Where You Are, our new online workshop that shares practices, rituals and spiritual deepening to create the magic of Findhorn wherever you are in the world.
Celtic cross on Iona
Another online highlight starting on 1 May is Spirit of Iona: Wisdom of the Celtic World for Our Time. Be inspired by stories and traditions of the Celtic festivals in this year-long online retreat, embracing the mystical, magical and healing message of the sacred Isle of Iona. This course, with Katherine Collis and others, explores and celebrates the Celtic festivals through the year.
Check the workshop calendar for more online updates!
Park Garden
3 ways to connect with nature
April, June and August, Findhorn

In these changing times it helps to be grounded.
  • Coming back to the land (18-22 April) offers connection with our teams and the nature spirits in all our beautiful spaces, to slow down and explore a whole new approach to gardening.
  • A celebration of our Nature Spirit Connection in music, song and dance takes place in the Universal Hall and online on 22 April (7.30-10.30pm UK time).
  • There are also two Permaculture Design Certificate courses this year (in June and August) – learn how to live lightly and grow efficiently on these certified courses.
 
Young monk at Punakha Dhong 2003 from filming of Story of an English Stupa
Monks and a manor house
A Hare-Marked Moon
9 April, 7-10pm UK time, Universal Hall

Join us for the remarkable story behind Harewood House in Yorkshire – originally financed largely by the slave trade – and monks from Bhutan, who built a stupa in its grounds.

David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood, will read from his book, A Hare-Marked Moon, followed by a film chronicling this incredible tale shot both in the UK and Bhutan, by Judi Alston. Watch the trailer and book now. Deep gratitude to David and Judi, who offer this as a benefit event for the Foundation!
 
Robert Holden


Robert Holden and practices for this Easter

Friday 15 April, 7-8.30 pm UK time, Universal Hall and online
In Shift Happens! with Robert Holden, he shares Five Spiritual Practices for Personal Growth and Global Transformation, including creating a better normal, and participating in climate change from fear to love. All ticket holders will receive a recording of the talk which will be available to view for 30 days.
Can you really choose how to die?


Can you really choose how to die?

Saturday 30 April,
7-9pm UK time, Universal Hall and Live streamed

Is a ‘good death’ something we can control and plan for? This is the controversial topic of an evening talk and Q&A session with authors Jane Duncan Rogers in the Universal Hall, and Phyllis Shacter streamed live from the US. They’ll talk about preparing for a good end of life, plus the legalities and practicalities of what you may or may not choose – so come prepared with questions..
Eplporing Business Activism
Through collaboration, businesses can become the driving force that ends over-consumption and pushes for the regulation we need to cut emissions. Apply to join a select group of leaders on Exploring Business Activism, a four-day residential workshop with FICS, and mobilise for change.
A good read

A walk in The Park – and beyond
‘I wouldn’t have got through these past months without these Findhorn walks. Connecting with everyone has been so important to me as I spend so much time on my own.’
Yvonne Cuneo is celebrating two years of ‘love stream’ nature walks live on Facebook, and they’ve made such a difference to thousands of people around the world. Read some of her heartwarming highlights, and don’t miss her next walks – on Facebook or on the website on Mondays and Fridays at 4pm UK time.
Angel of the Month for April is Grace
Grace Angel Card

Poise and elegance in form, attitude, and action. Give up struggle and allow the universe to participate in the creation of your life.

 
Whole Community Meditation
Whole Community Meditation

Wednesday 20 April,
5.15 UK time

You are all welcome to join us for our 30-minute Whole Community Meditation. If you would like to join us via Zoom, please request the link here: community.meditation@findhorn.cc

With Love, Craig, Dürten, Sylvia, Maureen, Jörn, Rudolf and Britta

Findhorn Hinterland Retreats
The Findhorn Hinterland Trust runs different retreats each month, a mix of weekend, seven-day as well as specialist themed weekends on biodiversity and wild tracking.
Come and stay to enjoy a week of music and dance with international artists – there are just a few places left!
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Kalikalos
Kalikalos Anilio
Holistic Education and Community in the Heart of Greece
Are you seeking connection, meaning and transformation this summer? Longing for a holiday that nourishes body, mind and spirit? Welcome home to Kalikalos Anilio, a simple, safe place in nature for connection, exploration and growth. Grounded in many practices and rhythms familiar at Findhorn, we offer transformational workshops in a seasonal international community setting. Not interested in a workshop? Join us as a Volunteer, Facilitator in Residence (FIR) or Community Guest. Click a link and book your place today!

Thank you Caroline Matters for the beautiful beautiful picture of the sunset on Findhorn Beach.
Have a fabulous and loving April, everybody, wherever you are!
Sunset on Findhorn Beach
 

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