On a moonlit night in the winter of 1984 the story of the Children’s Fire was passed on to Mac Macartney by his indigenous mentors. Mac pledged to share the wisdom and insight it holds. He has since inspired thousands of people across the world with this simple and profound knowledge.
The teachings of the Children’s Fire imagine a society where no law, no decision, no action of any kind will be permitted that will harm the children for seven generations to come. It is a mind-set, culture, philosophy and design principle that can and must be observable within the DNA of everything – politics, religion, art, business, education, health services, economics and our daily lives. It is a pledge to life, a commitment to the responsibility carried by each successive generation to those who will come after us. It is a sustainable future.
During this progamme you will gain a lived experience of what might be achieved were we to re-ignite the Children’s Fire and commit to its care as individuals, as communities, as organisations and as a society.
The content of this programme and your ‘lived experience’ will be further strengthened by the setting – the amazing 55-year-old Findhorn Foundation and Community, an international ecovillage and spiritual learning centre. This research and development centre for the future of the world is dedicated to living and demonstrating a regenerative future for at least seven generations. The environment of beach, bay, dunes, forest, meditation sanctuaries, eco-buildings, organic gardens, social enterprises and inspired people naturally supports The Children’s Fire.
The programme will enquire into three questions to point the way:
Knowing this, we move to action.
This programme invites you to a lifetime journey of deepening alignment with nature, yourself and each other. It points the way and sets a challenge. It invites you to walk in beauty, participate generously, appreciate the inner journey and empower its outer expression in your day-to-day life.
The Children’s Fire is a flame at the centre of a council of chiefs – leaders like you. People who would act on behalf of all life. With their positions come great responsibility, courage and awareness. Around the council circle are places where the chiefs are invited to sit. Many seats remain vacant. One of them is yours…
If you have any questions about this programme please email [email protected]
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.
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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.
We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.
Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.
Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.
Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.
Mac is a soul and heart opener. He can move people to a greater level of awareness and powerful actions through his high impact words. He can inspire people to be courageous leaders who act on what they believe to be true.Virginie Hellias, Global Sustainability Director, Procter & Gamble
Mac is a born storyteller – passionate, authentic, captivating… Just like that, Mac opens our minds, touches our heart. His wisdom, compassion and humility make him a great speaker, teacher and above all, human being. Cindy Tran , Co-Director of Harvard Business School Club of New York’s Career & Professional Development Programme and Strategy Director at InterbrandHealth
Mac has remarkable skills and always creates deep impact with the individuals and organisations he works with.Mark Drewell, Chief Executive of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative
Mac is truly inspirational, he will touch your heart, stretch your mind, shake your world, and move you to action.Carolina Moeller, Head of Business Education, WWF International
Mac is a rare person: an inspirational leader, storyteller and thinker. He thinks deeply and originally… at the societal, organisational and personal level. If you want to be inspired, go hear him speak. If you want to learn more about yourself, then sign up for a course.Tom Rippin, Founder, On Purpose
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