Findhorn Nonviolence Intensive

Dominic Barter & Kit Miller

20 - 26 June 2015

Dear friends,

After multiple conversations together, and with our Findhorn Foundation colleagues, we have decided to let the Nonviolence Intensive rest this year and to return in 2016.

In one form or another this event has run annually for the last 12 years, and we have carefully looked each time to see that it is the very best way we can, together, contribute to global conditions.

Though a variety of practical considerations exist, the heart of the matter relates to our growing uneasiness of the pervasive 'business as usual' response in our lives. We feel, increasingly, that ignoring these signals, both internal and external, contributes to problems and harm rather than supporting healing and transformation. Does that make sense to you?

So, after noticing signals and uneasiness regarding this event, we are choosing a fallow year for the Intensive. While anticipating that this may generate a sense of loss or disappointment initially, we hope that it may ultimately offer a contribution and encouragement to you and perhaps to others to pause and listen deeply in relation to your own lives.

This choice signals a wish on both our parts to care for the integrity of the event. We have every intention to continue exploring the subject of nonviolence in our lives in the future. We're experiencing the choice not to spend the time together with you all this year as a loss for us - a pause in an annual rhythm in our lives that holds much sweetness, depth and community with you and Findhorn Foundation friends. And still, we need to support each other not to lean on the familiar for comfort but instead continue to look and listen deeply for what life is asking of us now.

If you would share a response, we would be grateful to hear them.

With love and care,

Kit and Dom

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Our vision for the Intensive began six years ago with a strong calling to nonviolent living, and an invitation to experience the application of Nonviolent Communication principles in community.

What would it be like to live with the consequences of such principles for a week? To learn by doing in the nitty gritty of heart-based living with a bunch of people you are still getting to know? Our focus is finding out what works when the question is human relationships and the world we want to live in.

Whether you are new to nonviolence, or have been investigating it for years, the Intensive is an invitation to step off road with us, experience some creative disorientation, and join us in finding your inner compass navigating a world where everyone's needs matter.

For booking information, and to make your booking, please click here.

DominicBarter2013

Dominic Barter consults with governments, organisations and communities internationally on bringing heart-based learning, healing and change into tough social and interpersonal situations.
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KitMiller2013

Kit Miller serves as the director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Before this she was director/celebrator of Bay Area NVC, California.
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