Staff here in the Foundation receive a small monthly allowance and often need to be creative to fund their travel to visit family or attend conferences etc., so we understand the financial restraints that people in other communities might also be experiencing.
The Foundation has created this commemorative 4 GB USB memory stick with photos of Now and Then, Nature, and Community Life. It also has videos, some of Eileen’s guidance, an audio of Peter, a history of key moments and a copy of our 2012 brochure. There is also plenty of room on the stick to store your own files.
All the proceeds from the sales of Memories & Miracles will support the ongoing work of the Foundation enabling us to develop new workshop space, expand our outreach programmes, and continue to increase our sustainability into the next 50 years and beyond.
Next year is an exciting year with many special events planned as part of our birthday celebrations. Please click here to view the full calendar of workshops, programmes and conferences.
If you work in a Holistic Centre and would like to visit the Findhorn Foundation to create your own memories of the community here, we invite you to the International Holistic Centres Gathering – The Network of Light in May 2012.
Happy festive season, and welcome to our 50th birthday year!
News courtesy of www.findhorn.org
The new brochure is available to download as a pdf file from our website. We hope you enjoy the photographic tributes to Findhorn past and present, the variety of programmes on offer in this auspicious year, and its dedication to the next 50 fabulous years of personal and planetary transformation.
Whether you’re enjoying spring warmth in the southern hemisphere, autumn leaves in the north, the first snowfall of the season or equatorial humidity, please join with us in gratitude for the courage and focus of our three founders, Dorothy Maclean and Eileen and Peter Caddy, for the amazing unfolding of this community, and for how it has touched all our lives. [Read more…]
A new project to try and define holistic education as practiced here – both within the Findhorn Foundation, the Findhorn College and in the wider community – has recently been initiated by Dave Till, a co-worker in the Findhorn Foundation. With the help of people actively involved in holistic education and learning, he aims to create a comprehensive document that can be shared with other holistic centres around the world.
Dave explains, “This is a long-term aim. My interest started when I helped set up the Findhorn College with Malcolm Hollick and we started to define what holistic education meant to us in practice. The catalyst for re-starting this work now is the Holistic Centres Gathering that Christine Lines has helped to bring here in 2012.”
During his involvement with the College, Dave shared his background in Higher Education, (at what is now Salford University), and worked extensively with the Findhorn Community Semester (the US student programme). He then began recording the techniques, resources and knowledge that both made up holistic education as practiced here, and define it as different to mainstream education. [Read more…]
If you’re interested in attending the gathering in 2012 and need more information to make your decision to attend, please refer to the details below, or email the co-ordinator of the Gathering at Findhorn firstname.lastname@example.org
The schedule of the Gathering will follow the rhythms of community life;
6:30 – 7:30 – optional silent meditation in Cluny Sanctuary
7:30 – 9:00 – breakfast in Cluny Dining Room
7:45 – 8:15 – optional Taize singing in Cluny Sanctuary
8:35 – 8:55 – optional guided meditation in Cluny Sanctuary [Read more…]
In the early 1960’s, Eileen Caddy, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation and Community, received the guidance, “You are part of a tremendous network and each member is closely linked… This is a network of light; therefore each should be linked with the others. Learn to feel the intertwining and intermingling of each centre until not one is left on it’s own. The strength comes through the linking up of the centres.”
Since the mid 1980’s, many of the world’s leading holistic learning centres have met annually to share notes, best practices, successes and challenges, and ponder the overall direction of the changes in consciousness and action to which they are dedicated. In 2012, the Holistic Centres Gathering will be held in Europe for the first time in over a decade, and hosted by the Findhorn Foundation as part of the celebrations for its 50th year.
The Findhorn Foundation are delighted to announce that May East, Executive Director of CIFAL Scotland and recently nominated as one of 100 global sustainability leaders for 2011, will be participating in the 2012 International Holistic Center’s Gathering.
The 100 global sustainability leaders nominated by ABC Carbon, a renowned climate change consulting company, were selected from all over the world.
The list includes Nobel Prize winners, scientists, architects, designers, artists and CEOs of international companies. Besides the well known, also represented are the quiet achievers who are making a name for themselves and their NGOs, institutes, universities or businesses. [Read more…]