Essential Findhorn focalisers
8 March–30 May 2014
This 12-week programme offers a core journey to deeply engage with your own inner wisdom, a time in which to come alive in a new way, weaving fresh insights into daily community life and your ordinary experience. It's an opportunity to practise sustainability on all levels.
If you are in a time of change or wanting a supportive and stimulating environment in which to look at current life choices, Spiritual Deepening offers you a powerful training that can become a framework for life. It is a heart-opening journey on which you can discover more of what has touched you previously here in the Findhorn Foundation.
The central focus of this programme is on being and deepening, on living your life consciously and authentically, exploring what it means to be connected with spirit and your own intuition and to practise this in everyday life. It is about celebrating who we are and what we can contribute to the whole. In short, this is an exercise in applied spiritual living. The flow of the weeks and each day will be geared towards this goal, and this, as well as reviews and mentoring sessions, will support you in this process.
The group journey will be your playground and a field of exploration and inspiration, where you can be lovingly held, supported, challenged and encouraged by kindred souls, and where you can discover new ways of being with others.
Our journey will begin with group building and reflecting on our soul's journey, together with creating personal purposes to focus our attention and our goals during this time. 'Being' in community helps to self-reflect, develop awareness and cultivate authenticity, which can result in greater connection with self, others and source.
Each week will include a guided and supported mindfulness day for reflection, journaling, integration, meditation and prayer, a day of retreat and of being in the world but not of it.
The programme includes five days of silent retreat which does not follow any specific tradition and will include sitting and walking practices as well as chanting and group walks.
We engage with the group dynamics consciously and creatively. Members of our community will be invited in for specific topics and sessions such as character style, communication skills, group dynamics and more. Other tools will be used to further ground our learning, such as The Transformation Game® and artistic expression of various kinds.
Throughout the programme there will be opportunities to help ground and integrate the programme's qualities by engaging with one of the Foundation's service departments at either The Park or Cluny Hill sites.
A week on the island of Erraid allows you to get away from everyday distractions, to slow down, experience simplicity, to be even closer to Nature and to visit the ancient isle of Iona.
At the end of the programme we offer you the possibility to continue with mentoring by your group focalisers, the first two times for free, and from then on at our usual rate.
If you are intending to live within or around the community, Spiritual Deepening can serve as a step on the path to a deeper experience of the Findhorn Foundation, and to participation in the Living Essentials Apprentice Programme.
All applicants participate in an interview and attunement.
Tiered price: £4550 / £3950 / £3450
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.
Our bursary fund allows for the possibility of supplementing those on low income and/or from developing countries. Please contact the programme focalisers directly when you apply.
For more information or to book, contact Enquiries at +44 (0)1309 690311 or email, or email the Spiritual and Personal Deepening Programme focalisers directly at