It was a delight to welcome Omega Institute back to the Centers Gathering after a long absence. With the 2016 Gathering being hosted by Le Monastère des Augustines in Quebec City, it was driving distance for the Omega representatives Carol Donahue, Program Director, and Veronica Domingo, Program Assistant, from their center in Rhinebeck, New York.
A few months later another member of the Omega Programming team, Peter Criswell, was visiting Scotland and Carol introduced him to Christine Lines, Manager of Core Programmes at the Findhorn Foundation. The friendships formed are one of the great gifts of the Gathering and the two of them enjoyed lively conversations about their respective centers while Christine showed him around, connecting with many people in the community.
Peter stayed in perhaps one of the most unique places in Findhorn, a wee whisky barrel home, and returned to the States with a beautiful tweed jacket, woven by hand in the Western Isles of Scotland. During this meeting of peers, Peter mentioned his MBA and background in Corporate Retreats. With the research so relevant to the Centers Gathering, we’re delighted Peter agreed to offer his thesis for online publication here and include the first installment. [Read more…]