The Findhorn Foundation are delighted to be hosting the 2012 Holistic Centers Gathering from 12 – 17 May, with the theme the “Network of Light“. Held in Europe for the first time in a decade, this is a unique opportunity to connect with your peers from around the world and share ideas, insights, wisdom and experience in an open, supportive and creative way.
Experiencing the 2012 Gathering
Since the early days of the community, the Findhorn Foundation has been pioneering a new way of living on the earth and linking up with other centres all over the world to form a network of love and light.
Co-founder Peter Caddy said, “It is very much our work to be a point of synthesis, to link centres together to see where we can unite. Each centre has something different that we can learn from, that they can give to us, and we can give to them.”
In this spirit of synthesis the Findhorn Foundation hosted the annual International Holistic Centres Gathering in May 2012, a meeting of peers from around the world who came together to share ideas, experience, hopes and challenges, to learn from and inspire each other, and support the planetary transformation that is unfolding with increasing momentum.
Which Centres attended the 2012 Gathering?
In May 2012, 37 people representing 27 centres in 16 countries on five continents gathered together at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland for the International Holistic Centres Gathering. Together we explored our unity in diversity, shared about our work and service in the world, exchanged ideas, challenges and experience. It was a time of learning from one another, in the spirit of supporting the planetary transformation that is unfolding in the world.
Findhorn, Kitezh and Ecologia Youth Trust
The Findhorn Foundation, are excited to welcome the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community, Dmitry Morozov and two key members of the Russian foster family community to visit us here in Scotland in May.
There is a strong connection between the Findhorn Community and Kitezh through Ecologia Youth Trust. Liza Hollingshead, founder of Ecologia, which is based in the Findhorn community, shares the story…
Transforming Lives in Kenya
A wonderful Kenyan woman, Karambu Ringera, visited the community of the Findhorn Foundation to join The Way of Council workshop last year. We’re delighted to welcome Karambu back to participate in the Holistic Centres Gathering.
Karambu says, “I want to learn as much as I can because I want to create a centre similar to Findhorn in Meru, Kenya. I want to be able to do things that bring peace and wellbeing into people’s lives. I have lots to learn, but my heart resonates with such spaces.”
Global Ecovillage Network
The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) was set up in 1995 to support the experimental creation and preservation of human settlements that not only sustain, but regenerate their social and natural environments.
Ecovillages are communities with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in common ecological, economic, social and cultural values and goals. They spring from the good intentions and creativity of citizens, and their willingness to make a difference. [Read more…]
Ecologia Youth Trust
Liza Hollingshead, Founder of Ecologia Youth Trust, will be attending the 2012 Gathering hosted by the Findhorn Foundation. She says, “Networking and linking holistic centres and groups with a common interest in Findhorn has been a key to our work and we look forward to continuing this cross pollination activity in the future.”
Ecologia Youth Trust is an international charity based at Findhorn that has been supporting youth and environment initiatives since 1988, linking many organisations with the Findhorn Community, particularly from Russia. [Read more…]
Peter Andrew will be attending the 2012 Gathering hosted by the Findhorn Foundation, representing The Whole Guide and Network News. Since 1992, the monthly Network News magazine has been a communication hub in North Wales, UK, for all those who “share a vision of a whole and humane world”.
North Wales, with the Snowdonia mountains at its heart, is a rugged and rural area with a very low population density. As well as the core indigenous population, who have managed to retain their own language and culture, there are different immigrant communities.
Participatory Development Training Center
Chanthalangsy Sisouvanh, Training Division Leader of The Participatory Development Training Center, will be attending the 2012 Gathering hosted by the Findhorn Foundation. PADETC is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to helping Lao people solve their own problems in ways that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and just.
PADETC has evolved from twenty years of innovative work in agricultural and participatory community development in the rural areas of the Lao PDR, and was officially established in late 1996 under the Department of Private Education of the Ministry of Education as an independent Training Center.
Wandering Dao Qi Gong School
Daniel Li Ox, the founder of Wandering Dao, will be attending the 2012 Gathering at the Findhorn Foundation. His main goal has always been to make self-healing and alchemical practices accessible to westerners. In the ‘9os he founded Tao Quebec, a Qi Gong School in Canada, which changed name for Wandering Dao Qi Gong School when he left Canada to teach on the road.
After 25 years of practices and deepening his knowledge of the traditional system and of the teaching methods that suits better the western mind, Daniel reorganized the system in a very practical way without compromising the traditional training. For more details about the Outreach Program he would like to bring forth click here.