About the Findhorn Foundation
For 50 years, thousands of people have shared transformative learning experiences with us. At our core, we serve as a spiritual community and model for sustainable living. We offer retreats, workshops and gatherings that create time to pause and reflect on life, while deepening our connection to meaning and nature.
– It’s transformative for us too –
While we’re an educational charity, we’re also a community of wildly different souls who are trying to live the vision of creating a better world, by starting with ourselves.
How it All Began
Our story has a very unlikely beginning. Our founders hadn’t actually intended to create a community – rather, the community found them.
On the way they turned a windswept wasteland into astonishing food gardens, and formed a centre that’s inspired change makers and explorers throughout the world.
Our Guiding Practices
The Findhorn Foundation welcomes all expressions of spiritual growth among ourselves and our guests.
As a Community we’re guided by three core practices:
- Inner listening,
- Co-creation with nature,
- and Work as love in action.
Living. Listening. Learning.
From meditation and spiritual deepening, to permaculture and nature connection, the Findhorn Foundation offers a wide variety of inspiration, learning and skills development.
Our workshops, events, courses and retreats take place online or here in Scotland, or sometimes both!
We hope you find something that inspires you.
Where We're Located
Located in northern Scotland, our main site – The Park –
is an ecovillage nestled on Findhorn Bay near Inverness.
You can also explore our other retreat sites –
Cluny Hill, the Isle of Erraid, or Traigh Bhan
a sea-side cottage on the Isle of Iona.
The Park, Findhorn
A thriving spiritual ecovillage – The Park is a teaching resource for those seeking to build and live in community. It’s set in between the Findhorn Bay, woodlands, dunes and the North Sea. Learn more.
Cluny Hill, Forres
A spacious, peaceful retreat, Cluny is part of the Findhorn Community. It’s a welcoming and warm countryside estate surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest, with access to boundless trails and paths in the woods. Learn more.
Isle of Erraid
On the wildly beautiful West Coast of Scotland, we also have a small community of 10 to 12 people on Erraid, which is off the Isle of Mull. Guests are welcome for retreat weeks. Learn more.
Retreats on Iona
The sacred Isle of Iona, also off Scotland’s West Coast, has been a place of spiritual pilgrimage for thousands of years. A variety of retreats are held through the year in our magical retreat house on the beach . Learn more.
Findhorn in the Media
Read the stories and watch the TV shows about the Findhorn Foundation that have appeared in media around the world – or get in touch if you’d like to pay a media visit.
There’s a network of community members around the world – we call them Resource People – whom you can ask about the Findhorn Foundation. They’ve either lived here or visited many times, and have taken the inspiration they found here back to their own areas.
Many also offer group activities, and they’re a good way to link up with like-minded people in your area. With 169 people in 36 countries, we hope you can find someone close to you.
We are registered as an educational charitable trust with trustees.
Findhorn Fellows are people we love and honour for their work in the world, who have strong connections with the Findhorn Foundation.
Read the Findhorn Foundation Annual Report for the business year ending 31 January 2021.