Essential Findhorn focalisers
Changing the world from the inside out.
This is the best way to come to Findhorn and find out about 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.
Experience 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 Special Experience Weeks we offer.
To read one previous participant's heartfelt account of his Experience click here.
The programme runs from Saturday to Friday evening, and includes seven nights accommodation and all meals, 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.
Experience 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.
As well as our general Experience Week we also offer a variety of special interest Experience Weeks, click here for more info.
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 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.
Income related price: £675 / £525 / £435
Income Related Pricing
We want to ensure that our courses are accessible to people with diverse financial means. When you book, please choose the high, medium or lower price listed for your programme, based on your personal income and keeping in mind that paying the lowest price covers only basic costs, while paying the medium and higher prices will allow this centre to develop and grow. Limited bursary funds are available if you cannot pay the lowest price, please see how to apply. You can also contribute to our bursary fund when you make your booking.
If you book an Experience Week together with an Exploring Community Life or Spiritual Practice programme for the following week, for weeks commencing 30 November 2013 - 22 February 2014, we will give you a reduction of £100 off the combined price of the two programmes.