Hello Dear One
By the time you read this, Spring will have really sprung here as we are now on the other side of the equinox and moving into a time when there is more day than night. I am acutely aware, however, that while the physical reality here in the northern hemisphere is one of the light strengthening, around the world there is much pain and darkness at this time on many levels. What helps each one of us to see and experience the love and light that is with us always, no matter what?
Here at the Findhorn Foundation, we aim to create an environment that enables each person to deepen his or her connection with all of life, and in the process, to perhaps find the answers to the questions that we are asking ourselves at this time.
With this in mind, I’d like to share with you just a few of the many inspiring workshops and events that we have scheduled for this summer.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome James Finley back in June to lead his Little Things that Fill the Whole World – A Contemplative Retreat. James, a student of contemplative prayer for more than 20 years who has studied with Thomas Merton, offers a two-day opportunity to reflect upon the little things in everyday life that help us experience the mystical dimensions of daily living.
Little things such as learning to listen, which can help us hear the still, small voice that guides, reassures and helps us to help others. Or pausing to ponder the mystery of birth and death, which can help us to see in ourselves and others that which is too beautiful to die. If you’d love to join James in person, but are unable to for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to know that we will be web-streaming his retreat. For more info about this option, please click here.
Towards the end of July, we have another opportunity for you to spend time in reflection when we welcome Roger Linden back for his five-day workshop The Elusive Obvious. Explore the reality of the Self – our true nature experienced as the tender, peaceful joy of unconditional love – and practise simple, natural ways of easing the mental, emotional and physical strain that comes from living with a false sense of separation.
For a number of years now, Perry and Johanna Holloman from the Esalen Institute in California have been coming here to offer programmes focusing on Esalen® Massage, a technique known for its long integrating strokes and which creates an experience of deep relaxation supporting the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal. We are so looking forward to having Perry and Johanna join us once again, this time to offer a week-long Advanced Esalen® Massage Programme before they deliver the month-long Esalen® Massage Programme. Whether or not you are already a bodywork practitioner, learn how to heal yourself and others through this wonderfully effective method of massage.
Keeping with the joys of the physical self, which of course can deeply touch the inner self, we invite you to our seven-day Festival of Sacred Dance, Music and Song happening at the end of July. Our special guest this year is Dimitris Barbaroussis, an exceptional teacher of Greek Dance, who has a wealth of knowledge and boundless enthusiasm. A highlight of our year, this event calls people from all over the world to come together and experience connection with themselves and with each other through dance and song.
Though it may seem like a long way off still, the energy is beginning to build around our autumn conference
This special event composed of four days of conference followed by three days of follow-on workshops aims to help us transform our existential fears and liberate ourselves from pain and suffering. With an impressive line-up of speakers and workshop leaders, these are seven days you won’t want to miss.
As always here at the Foundation, there is a diverse range of workshops in which to explore our deepest selves, in whatever way most resonates with our individual paths.
For the full schedule for June and July (and beyond), visit the
calendar of events page on our website.
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With blessings from the Findhorn Foundation.
for the Communications Team