Spiritual Practice - Introduction to Meditation

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This course requires previous participation in Experience Week.

John Abdey

This retreat is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to meditation or more experienced. We will approach the week with a 'beginners mind'. Explore the objectives of meditation and some basic techniques including preparation, alignment, concentration and visualisation. We will also experience a wide variety of meditation techniques so you can choose those you wish to explore further as you develop and strengthen your own meditation practice.


Our Spiritual Practice Retreat Weeks offer a supportive environment for personal and spiritual development within the transformational field of Findhorn. Learn new tools and develop a range of skills you can incorporate into everyday life. Explore meditation and other exercises, and through living our founding principles approach ordinary activities in a mindful way that gives space for presence, creativity and joy.

There are daily sessions as a group and four shifts in Foundation service departments to integrate your spiritual life with daily living. The retreat is less of a group experience than Experience Week and the group is generally smaller. Deepen into the rhythm of daily meditation within the community and enjoy free time to join some of the special events also planned that week.

If you are contemplating a longer term commitment at Findhorn, a Spiritual Retreat Week offers an insight into living and engaging here. It also serves as a prerequisite for joining some of our further Essential Findhorn programmes such as the Living in Community Guest Programme and Living Essentials Apprentice Programme.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £920 / £680 / £510

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

You will find other themed Spiritual Practice Weeks here.

John Abdey

John Abdey has been a part of the Findhorn Foundation for most of the last 20 years and may have worked in more departments than any other co-worker. He is a long term student of the Ageless Wisdom with a deep understanding of ceremonial work.