The Art of Pilgrimage - on Iona

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This course requires previous participation in Experience Week.

Geoff Dalglish

For many centuries the Isle of Iona has been a place of pilgrimage and during the past four decades Traigh Bhan, the Findhorn Foundation’s retreat house on this sacred island, has appealed to modern-day pilgrims seeking a quiet space for contemplation and renewal.

This retreat will combine the opportunity for gently guided meditative walks, reconnection with the beauty and healing powers of Nature and time to simply relax and enjoy the simplicity of island life.

Comfortable and adequately equipped, the house has its own peaceful sanctuary for prayer and meditation, and offers quiet space to reflect on your own journey or next steps. It is a chance to slow down, let go of otherworld busyness and discover and celebrate the magic and magnificence of life in every step you take, in every sound you hear, and every sight you see.

For Foundation bus information to Iona please contact our Transport Department:
Tel: +44 (0)1309 678020 or email:

If you are making your own travel arrangements, please let the custodian on Iona know what time you will arrive on Saturday at Traigh Bhan. It is best to phone around meal times during the week as the custodian is away from the house meeting the ferry on Saturday morning. Tel: +44 (0)1681 700 383.

You will find some useful travel links below:
Traveline Scotland
CalMac Ferries
Bowmans Coaches on Mull

Tiered price (click here for more information): £650 / £500 / £400

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 7 nights accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms and vegetarian food for shared meals. Arrival time is midday Saturday, and departure time is the next Saturday morning.

Retreat Weeks at Traigh Bhan require previous participation in an Experience Week.

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Geoff Dalglish

Geoff Dalglish is a South African-born adventurer and seeker who is the Findhorn Foundation's writer-in-residence. He has walked the equivalent of almost half the circumference* of the Earth with messages about treading more lightly and lovingly.

(*Starting on Iona on 7 July 2011, community member Geoff walked around 12,000 miles with messages about treading more lightly and lovingly upon the Earth and has walked as an ambassador for the Foundation and World Wilderness Congress.)