Marvellous May-time

Dear friends,

Work is love in action – one of the principles we practise here at the Findhorn Foundation – going within and finding that space of joyful service as our motivation for carrying out our work. It’s an attitude very similar to how most of us probably approach play — with joy-filled hearts.

And so it is with a sense of joy-filled hearts that we welcome two distinguished, internationally renowned leaders in their field – Patch Adams and Jenny Mosley – to join our resident community presenters for a fortnight of light-filled and uplifting work as play.

The most revolutionary act one can commit in our world is to be happy.

We’re delighted that Patch Adams will be returning to Findhorn for a two-day workshop, Loving Work — Loving Play, 28 — 29 May, where he will share the insights he’s gained through his work as a medical doctor, clown and social activist over the past 30 years, and the Gesundheit Institute’s practice as a communal ecovillage hospital.

Patch Adams’ event will be followed by an optional third day: the fun, experiential Be A Clown workshop, led by resident Findhorn Community clown and professional clown doctor, Lesley Quilty. It will give you the chance to have a go yourself, and experience the playful, authentic, connected tenderness and joy of a clown from the inside out.

JennyMosley2011And following hot on the heels of these two events, we welcome Jenny Mosley to Findhorn with her one-day Learning Through Laughter in Schools workshop. Jenny has been engaged in groundbreaking, pioneering work in schools — nationally and internationally — and in this one-day workshop she’ll be focusing on a key feature of her work, the importance of adults and children sharing laughter and humour together.

And kicking off the fortnight we have Findhorn community resident Manda Stretch, Scotland's only endorsed Laughter Yoga Leader Trainer, with the week-long Laughing Matters – Laughter Yoga Leader Training, a practical and accredited training endorsed by Laughter Yoga International.

So, for a playful couple of days, a four-day-frolick, or a whole fortnight of laughter and fun, book some time off from your busy schedules and join us here as we practise our playfulness and spread wellbeing.

With best wishes,

for the Communications Team

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.

Mark Twain

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10 March 2011