To my friends and colleagues, known and unknown within the Holistic Centers Network, a warm greeting. I am Peter Moore, business director of Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat & Conference Center in Oregon. I also serve as president of the Holistic Centers Network and have been looking forward with great anticipation to the next International Holistic Centers Gathering (IHCG), scheduled for May this year at one of my favorite holistic centers on Earth, Esalen Institute in California. [Read more…]
Our friends at Retreat Guru are in the unique position of having access to tons of data. They’ve created an insightful COVID-19 industry impact report for retreat and holistic center leadership that is now available to view via the link below.
We also encourage your contribution in the survey designed to collect questions and ideas from HCN members. These will inform Retreat Guru’s presentation Retreat Industry Data & Trends in 2020 during HCN’s Virtual Gathering for Holistic Centers 3-7 May.
The Findhorn Foundation are delighted to announce the online release of their new documentary INNER CLIMATE CHANGE this Friday, 24th April 2020 at 8am BST and to invite you to join our worldwide audience. Featured in the documentary are Charles Eisenstein, Polly Higgins, Jonathon Porritt, Vandana Shiva, Argaangak Angakkorsuaq and many more known and unknown climate activists. [Read more…]
By John Sirabella
In response to this time of heightened anxiety and isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is offering free virtual meditations along with Q&A’s from some of our most beloved teachers, including Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, and Roshi Joan Halifax, and Koshin Paley Ellison.
It was nearly a month ago that we made the decision to cancel our annual in person Gathering and pivot to a virtual gathering instead. We’ve all been through so much change and in many ways the life we knew is hardly recognisable. Early on we were tracking centers various responses to Covid-19 in a shared google doc as we navigated the uncharted waters together. From monthly webinars we shifted to weekly community calls. Some simply a space to share with friends and peers, to witness and support each other. Some with a focus on how to transition to online programming or respond with fundraising initiatives adapted to these times. [Read more…]
Watch Fantastic Fungi… At Home
On March 26th
Fantastic Fungi Day is More Global Than Ever
Experience the Mycelium Network in Action…
Dorothy Maclean, Co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation
January 7th 1920 – March 12th 2020
Dear Friends of Findhorn around the world,
We received the news the morning of 13 March that our beloved Dorothy passed on peacefully the previous evening. Judy McAllister, who travelled and taught with Dorothy over the years, has been a dear friend for decades and one of her dedicated caring team, was with Dorothy during this time.
Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday with the entire community in the Universal Hall at Findhorn in January. We celebrate that she lived to share this with us, and for all the love and wisdom that she brought into our world. Personally I’ll always remember her bright blue eyes, shining with an inner knowing; a deep connection with the divine. Her words of wisdom are a precious reminder of what’s important; that love is the great meaning of life and we all have the ability to connect with nature.
A group of Ananda community members will follow Yogananda’s purifying and alkalinising diet in the coming days: an alkaline ph means a body full of health, more resistant to attacks from viruses and bacteria.
Here at Ananda Assisi in Italy we’re living the experience of the corona virus with high and positive energy and… as a really good opportunity to practice what we know! Yogananda gave a wealth of teachings on how to keep the body strong and healthy. One of the gems he gave us is his Nine-Day Cleansing and Vitalising Diet. This diet is designed to rid the body of accumulated toxins and increase our vitality. Many Ananda members do this diet every year with amazing results. It’s always much easier to do this diet as a group and it’s about time that we did it so here we go and you’re very welcome to join us… [Read more…]
By Peter Moore
Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon is organized as a worker-owned co-op. How that translates in the world of direct experience for those of us who live here can be wild and vivid. Most of those stories are never told (at least publicly) and suffice it to say, we have an amazing lifestyle! But inner experience can often be influenced by outer forces. The following story reveals a contemporary view of business life at these springs, right here/right now in the new roaring ‘20s. [Read more…]
Global Silent Minute has received numerous requests to focus on healing and we are inviting everyone to participate in A Healing Global Silent Minute 28 February at 9 pm GMT. We deeply appreciate the cooperation with our global friends and partners on behalf of the common good and share this in the spirit of peace. [Read more…]