Ecovillage Experience Week

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For details of registration and programme start time see here.

Craig Gibsone & Essential Findhorn focalisers

This week includes a taste of sustainable living on all levels. During the week we will touch on inclusive decision-making processes, cooperative economies, local food production, and cultural and spiritual diversity, which together create a full featured human settlement.

In The Park - a village setting: 28 March, 13 June & 12 September 2015
In Cluny - an urban setting: 1 August 2015


Experience Week is the best way to come to the Findhorn Foundation and find out what it's like - it's seven days that can change your life and your world. It is the ideal way to meet, engage with and share in this ever-evolving journey of community living.

You join in most aspects of daily life here including spending four mornings in one of our service departments - the gardens, kitchen, dining room, homecare or maintenance - giving you many opportunities to experience our practice of ‘love in action’ and to interact with other people in the community. The week also includes meditation, sacred dance, a nature outing and being part of a supportive group, all combined with laughter, love and new ways of being.

TuningInPGdnExperience Week is an invitation to let go of your limitations, open to love, and to be the change you want to see in the world. It gives you a chance to experience the principles on which the community is based: inner listening, connection with all life, and inspired living and working.

We ask that you come willing to participate fully in this rich and active week, to give of yourself and engage with others. Our aim is to create an environment that enables you to deepen your connection with all of life, and to open to transformation within yourself and the group. All of these elements are also part of the themed Experience Weeks we offer (see below).

To read one previous participant's heartfelt account of his Experience click here.

The programme runs from Saturday to Friday evening, and includes all the programme content, seven nights accommodation, full board and refreshments, from the first Saturday lunchtime through until breakfast on the Saturday morning of your departure. You should arrive before noon on the first day of your Experience Week, so that the group can begin together. You need to speak and understand English reasonably well – if you cannot, we offer Experience Weeks in other languages during the summer months.

PeopleComm128xExperience Week runs at both sites of the Findhorn Foundation, The Park and Cluny Hill. There are opportunities to experience both sites during the week. Please join us for an adventure in new ways of living and relating, helping to create a positive future for humanity and our planet.

You will find other themed Experience Weeks here.

Booking Your Experience Week
When you book your Experience Week, please write a letter telling us about yourself, your spiritual background if any, and why you want to visit. Please also specify if you have any mobility/accessibility needs. (Most people write between one and two pages.) You can book online using the links on the right above, or print out and fax a Booking Form.

Please book as far in advance as you can to ensure you can visit on the dates you prefer, as Experience Week is a popular programme. Please wait for confirmation of your booking before you travel, and arrange your travel plans so you can register between 11am and 12.15pm on the Saturday that your programme begins. It is important for you to be present for the first session of the week, which begins early Saturday afternoon.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £760 / £590 / £480

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

Changing the world from the inside out.

Craig Gibsone has lived at Findhorn since the early days of the community. He is a workshop leader, artist, potter and permaculturist.