During the Virtual Gathering in May 2020, various threads emerged encouraging each center to explore their origins and focus on their essence, as a guiding pathway to evolution. Inspirational speakers included voices from different centers and perspectives;
- The role of our centers hasn’t changed. How we fulfil our missions is in question – Terry Gilbey, CEO, Esalen
- We must look back at our origins as we look towards the future – Barbara Vacarr, CEO, Kripalu
- Focus on the essential – Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Author, Radical Dharma
- Who are we serving? – Mike Rowlands, Chair, Hollyhock
These threads then wove together into one of the final sessions of the month long event; Origins, Essence and Evolution: Findhorn Foundation (FF) as a Case Study, as each center responds to this time of crisis and opportunity. This nine minute video offers a taste of the conversation as the FF looks towards its sixth decade and each center asks how can we emerge stronger? Pivoting to online offerings and exploring hybrid models – in person and virtual events – is key, as we deepen into our role, relevance and service to the world.