How do we live in a way that is fulfilling and respectful to ourselves and all life around us? With all the changes, paradoxes, and challenges of our times, where do you and I, as individuals, come in, create change and contribute to re-imagining the future?
We invite you to be part of this programme exploring ecovillages, low impact lifestyles, sustainability, and right livelihoods. It will take place in the well-established and pioneering ecovillage and community of Findhorn. Participants will enjoy hands on activities with the community and will be encouraged to explore what ecovillages are doing to tackle the global ecological and social crises with a focus on personal development, finding and living our purpose, and identifying the practical skills to take us there.
The Findhorn Foundation, community, and ecovillage has a long history of facilitating and teaching sustainability practices. During the programme, participants will engage with these resources and get to meet and learn from inspiring teachers and facilitators with wide-ranging experience and expertise. We will also have self-organised time where we explore arising topics and share perspectives from our different countries and cultures.
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We will spend the first week at Cluny Hill, a former Victorian hotel now owned by the community and home for up to 120 residents. The building contributes greatly to the reduction of the community’s carbon footprint and is also located in the town of Forres, part of the Transition Town network.
For the second part we move to The Park, the original site where the Findhorn Community and Ecovillage was born. Here we broaden our enquiry in a more rural setting with smaller, dispersed dwellings, using as a case study the restorative process of transforming sand dunes on an old military base into the famous Findhorn gardens.
Sleeping will be in shared bedrooms in Cluny, and in shared bungalows in the Park. Meals will be eaten with the community in the big dining hall and community centre. Special diets and allergies can be catered for.
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