There’s a noticeable spring in the step around the Findhorn Foundation Community this morning with the news that we have received a major award.
Last night at a special awards ceremony in London the community received the Kindred Spirit magazine readers award in, “The Best Workshop and Retreat Centre” category. Kindred Spirit is Britain’s leading New Age/Holistic magazine. Alan Watson Featherstone, of the Findhorn Community’s Trees For Life initiative, was shortlisted in the “Most Inspirational Figure” category.
The feeling in the community is one of surprise and gratitude and a collective feeling of quiet pride. Shoppers in the Phoenix Community Store expressed their thanks to the readership of Kindred Spirit for endorsing what we offer here.
A spokesperson for the Findhorn Foundation said, “The announcement of the award is sweet, as over recent months especially, we have endeavoured to provide a range of workshop programmes and retreats that are both unique and inspirational. We are grateful to Kindred Spirit and its readers. The award is seen as a reward for the way the whole community, both on campus and beyond, and our Education department, have pulled together to create the diverse and interesting place Kindred Spirit readers experience us to be. There’ll be extra dessert on the menu tonight!”
The Restore the Earth conference (March 30) is just around the spring time corner and in May the Foundation host a special Conflict and Transformation conference at which Dr Mo Mowlam will be keynote speaker. Programme bookings are increasing dramatically, showing a recovery from the Foot and Mouth epidemic of last year. In November the community celebrates its 40th birthday.
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