We will explore various topics during the 2012 Gathering, including fundraising and manifestation. Members of the Findhorn Foundation have been invited to join the participants to share their knowledge and experience, and learn from the exchange of ideas and information. Each session is co-created by all involved and promises to be an interesting and interactive meeting.
Debbie Herron originally worked in rural and inner city community development specialising in regeneration. She then lived on the Isle of Erraid, one of the most beautiful of all the Hebridean Islands off the West Coast of Scotland, to learn more about living simply and sustainably in community.
After nine years there, Debbie moved to Moray to continue living and working in the Findhorn Foundation. Her current role is Grants and Projects Co-ordinator, working with the different departments within the Foundation to raise funds from grants provided from a number of sources.
Debbie also closely engages with the wider community by representing the Foundation on the board of the Moray Social Enterprise Network and Moray Third Sector Interface. Her personal interests include organic gardening, singing, patchwork and being in nature.
Jacqueline Buckingham has lived and worked at the Findhorn Foundation since March 2011 supporting the fundraising, or manifestation, work of the foundation and community. Originally from the UK, Jacqueline’s personal spiritual journey began in earnest when she moved to Australia in 2001.
During this time of self-discovery and growth, she explored and trained in a variety of modalities including reiki, yoga and psychosynthesis. One of the most powerful parts of her journey was making regular visits to Aboriginal elders in the Central Desert and learning about their sacred ceremonies, songs and dances. Jacqueline is a Reiki Master Teacher and a Transpersonal Art Therapist.
However her greatest love is for the natural world, which she expresses primarily through her voluntary work with the Pachamama Alliance leading workshops and trainings, and for the 4 years prior to coming to Findhorn she worked as the Business Manager and Fundraiser for The Wilderness Society, an environmental conservation charity. Jacqueline also continues to volunteer for Be The Change Australia, an organisation committed to empowering people to live a more sustainable and connected lifestyle.
If you have any questions or there are particular aspects of this topic you would like to explore, please email the co-ordinator of the Gathering