Share the experience of the 2012 Holistic Centres Gathering hosted by the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland through this visual journey. Explore the venue Cluny Hill and it’s beautiful surrounds and meet some of the participants who came from around the world.
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Enjoy a walk through the Findhorn Foundation Community and along Findhorn Beach with Tom Robinson and Peter Moore from Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon, the first arrivals for the 2012 Holistic Centres Gathering.
Are you interested in attending the next Gathering?
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.
The community has drawn visitors from all over the world since it began in 1962 and the 50th birthday year is the perfect time to make the pilgrimage to Findhorn.
Full details of this unique event are available online here including how to book your place on either the 5 day or 7 day option. The week long option offers a deeper immersion into the community and integration of the learning gained from the Gathering.
Click the video to below to hear the interview with Ralph White, co-founder of the Centers Gathering and New York Open Center, Christine Lines, co-ordinator of the 2012 Gathering at Findhorn and Kutira Decosterd, co-founder of the Maui Eco Retreat in Hawaii.
To preserve the quality and depth of our dialogue, this event will be limited to 50 attendees (max. 2 people from any organization).
We encourage you to book your place early to attend this unique event.
For more information please contact the co-ordinator, Christine Lines, via email email@example.com or via phone +44 (0)7582 505 496
We hope your center can be represented at our 2012 gathering and look forward to hearing from you!
love and blessings,
Posted in Findhorn 2012, Network of Light, tagged Dorothy Maclean, Eileen Caddy, Esalen, Findho, Findhorn Foundation, International Holistic Centers Gathering, Network of Light, Peter Caddy, Sustainability, The Transformation Game, Zegg on May 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
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.
One of the participants Peter Andrew from Network News in Wales said, “I experienced it as a rare opportunity for pioneering souls from around the world to gather for mutual support and affirmation, achieved in an ideal setting, and clearly planned with great care.” (more…)
Posted in Findhorn 2012, Previous Gatherings, Previous Hosts, tagged Auroville, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Cortijo Romero, Esalen, Findhorn Foundation, Harbin Hot Springs, International Holistic Centers Gathering, Kalani Oceanside Retreat, New York Open Center, Zegg on May 21, 2012 | 4 Comments »
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…
The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, an international centre for holistic learning and an ecovillage, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. Each year the Gathering moves from one centre to another, and is a unique opportunity for a meeting of peers to enjoy friendship and connection, experience the host centre and become ambassadors for each others centre too.
EUROPE – EAST AND WEST
Finca Tierra, Canary Islands – Brigitte Maine Rothholz
Founded in 1999, 4 – 6 residents, offers workshops in holistic healing, personal grow, bodywork, and personal retreats.
Cortijo Romero, Spain – Alan Dale
Established in 1986, offers holidays embracing a journey of celebration, healing, restoration, learning and the greatest possible expression of human potential.
Representing Kalikalos, Greece – Dorota Owen and Roger Doudna
Dedicated to demonstrating the power of authentic community as a vehicle for building a new holistic world of peace and sustainability.
The Chrysalis Centre is one of the longest established, respected and leading residential holistic retreat centres in Ireland.
Chrysalis was founded by Ann Maria Dunne and opened in 1989 as a centre for reflection and spiritual renewal. It is a registered company with charitable status currently being lead by two directors and a seven member advisory board.
It currently rents the Ardenode Country House in Blessington, Co. Kildare (within one hour from Dublin near the Wicklow mountains and rolling farms of Kildare).
The main objective of Chrysalis is to provide services in personal and professional development, all encouraging and supporting guests to live their lives more fully, creatively and effectively. Since we started, thousands of people have benefited from their visits and we regularly receive heartfelt feedback about what a positive difference we have made to their journeys. (more…)
The Beshara School first emerged some forty years ago as of one of the UK’s first alternative healing centres at Swyre Farm in the Cotswolds.
Under the guidance of Bulent Rauf a Turkish émigré and man of the rarest refinement and wisdom, the vibrant and fertile mix of aspirations that characterised Swyre Farm became a more focused educational collective known as the Beshara School, or simply Beshara.
Since the early 70’s the School has been running courses in what is called intensive esoteric education more or less continuously at it’s main centre at Chisholme House in the Scottish Borders. Courses and group study are also run around the world when there is a need and request. (more…)
Newbold House is a beautiful Victorian mansion set in an oasis of nature in the north east of Scotland. The Mission of this workshop and sustainability education centre is ‘developing, practicing and sharing skills for sustainable living, in harmony with ourselves, each other and the earth’.
The house is set in extensive organic gardens, surrounded by woods and close to wonderful coastline, ancient forest, river valleys and mountains. Newbold House has close ties to the nearby Findhorn Foundation spiritual community and ecovillage and can arrange visits and tours.
The centre is run by a small resident community with help from working guests and volunteers from all walks of life, who share a common vision. The house offers a wonderful nurturing venue for workshops, our ‘home-grown’ courses, personal retreats, B&B and special events.
Guests can enjoy a peaceful space to recharge their batteries, spend some time surrounded by nature, take part in a workshop or just experience life in community, exploring creative, sustainable ways of being and working together.
Grundstein (Foundationstone) Neukirchen was founded in March 2001 as a community project based on the holistic homeopathy research of Edith Helene Dörre and a group of friends and colleagues.
In this research the diversity of perspectives and the step into a new integral awareness and planetary consciousness play a decisive role. Integral here means also the acceptance and integration or inclusion of the shadow parts of each being and our times.
Being offered the spacious accommodation of a former youth centre at the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany the place holds enough space as a home for an intentional community as well as for an educational centre with accommodation for temporary guests (90 beds).
As a non-profit association of artists, educators, therapists and craftsmen, we are dedicated to a variety of ways of experiential and holistic education. Community building, encounter, inspiration and lively exchange are our core concern.
The life on this wonderful spot at the Baltic enables us and our guests to live together inspired by each other and by the surrounding nature. (more…)
Posted in Findhorn 2012, Holistic Education, tagged Ecologia Youth Trust, Findhorn Foundation, Holistic Education, International Holistic Centers Gathering, Kitezh Childrens Community, Network of Light on May 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
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…
Kitezh was founded in 1992, just thirty years after our own community. It is their 20th Anniversary this year. Dmitry Morozov was a radio journalist with a vision to create a new world and Perestroika was the perfect time to do it. He left a prestigious job in Moscow and moved to the countryside, sharing his vision and an invitation to join him with his listeners on Radio Mayak.
When I met Dmitry in 1993, he and his small group had built one house on a large piece of land, and they had started to take orphaned, abandoned children into their family. I remember him telling me that it is easier to change a child’s view of the world, than an adult’s. Little did they know what they were committing themselves to! It was not that simple. (more…)