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Disturbing The Peace

Disturbing The Peace

Disturbing The Peace

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A Findhorn Foundation Special Event

Disturbing the Peace challenges us to face situations, both personally and collectively, that we believe are impossible and to see the importance of stepping up and standing for the kind of world we want to create. It examines how the act of ‘disturbing the peace’ functions as a catalyst for change and enables the transformation of our world to live harmoniously with respect and security for all, starting with personal transformation.

We honour the Combatants for Peace for being an example of this work and in the workshop we explore these concepts on a very personal and collective level knowing that these energies operate in the micro and the macro, personally and universally.

The film is offered as a way to connect people to an experience of transformation and to create a place of exploration and discovery. You are welcome to come for the film screening only or join us for both the film and the workshop.

Disturbing The Peace – The Film

Read The Guardian newspaper’s review here.

In a world torn by conflict – in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned – an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

Disturbing the Peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.

Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough”. The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.

At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarised and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. Disturbing the Peace evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.

Reconsider Life Workshop

What kind of life do you want to create? What kind of world do you want to live in?

Reconsider Life Workshop is about the creative experience of life. It is specifically designed to allow us to experience ourselves as Creators and to discover how to craft the masterpiece of our lives with some of the most interesting and advanced techniques that make the experience of life more pleasant, engaging and powerful! Its focus is to explore ‘all’ of the choices, patterns, energies and communications – both conscious and unconscious that together create our lives. No matter what your challenges are in this life, you are the one who is creating your life!

In the workshop we will look at how patterns, beliefs and the stories we tell ourselves lead to conscious and unconscious choices, and see how the sum of our choices, beliefs and patterns create the life we are experiencing and the world we are living in. By taking responsibility for our creation, our lives, we also gain the power and insight to create and experience life in an extraordinarily full and powerful way.

We will move through five transformational steps:

  • Curiosity – Nothing happens without an energy that ignites it. What energies are creating our current lives and world? What are our lives about?
  • Awareness – Life has patterns and structures. How do our lives get created? Where do our beliefs and narratives come from? How do we shift them if they are not working?
  • Own your Creation – Taking 100% responsibility for our lives. What does it mean to be responsible for the world around me? How do I take responsibility and feel fully empowered when I can’t control the world around me?
  • Reimagine – Imagining what you want. The ability to imagine and dream beyond our current state and begin to ask, “What kind of world do you want to live in? What kind of life do you want to create?”
  • Manifest – Working together to create. What are the challenges of working together? How can we experience common values? What are ways to support common visions?

Tiered Pricing: £480 / £370 / £260

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.

Thank you.

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Registration for this event will take place on Saturday afternoon 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The first session will be the film screening at 7:30pm Saturday night followed by a Q&A session hosted by the film producers and workshop facilitators Stephen Apkon and Marcina Hale. The workshop will follow all day Sunday and Monday morning, participants departing Monday after lunch.

Non-residential option
We are also offering a non-residential option which includes the film, Q&A session and workshop content, meals and refreshments at £440/£330/£220. To book this option please contact [email protected]

Seen the film already?
If you have seen the film previously and would now like to participate in the workshop non-residentially, there is a workshop only option. Includes the workshop content, meals and refreshments at £140. Registration for this option is Sunday morning 8:30am with the first session of the workshop starting at 9:00am. To book this option please contact [email protected]

The film screening and Q&A session is open to the public and tickets at £6 (plus booking fee) will be available to buy in advance, follow the link below to purchase. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on Saturday night.

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