An introduction to the essence of the Findhorn Foundation.
The best way to experience this vibrant, international community is to immerse yourself in it. Experience Week is a unique opportunity to participate in an ecovillage community that is addressing both the externals of sustainable living and the heart of sustainability – the inner life of human beings in their search for meaning and purpose.
During these seven days you become part of a multi-generational, intercultural group of fellow adventurers, getting to know yourself more deeply, learning about the community and each other. It is an opportunity to experience the values of this dynamic community, to take part in daily activities in a new way, to explore how you can become more mindful of the interconnectedness of life, and more empowered and sustainable in how you live.
The Findhorn Foundation is an environment that supports personal growth – through listening deeply to our own inner voice, beyond the purely rational, and by letting go of limitations, opening to love and being the change we want to see in the world. Experience Week is full of opportunities for fun, laughter, making new friends, experiencing something new, being still, self-reflection and personal development.
In a challenging world where old systems are breaking down and the new story is not yet written, we invite you to explore who you really are and where you want to go in a creative, supportive and welcoming environment.
We also offer a variety of themed Experience Weeks
Join us for this adventure in new ways of living and relating – a better world IS possible!
Join in community life here and experience our daily rhythms and spiritual principles. Four days of the week will include a few hours in one of our service departments: the gardens, kitchens, dining room, homecare or maintenance, giving you many opportunities to experience our practice of love in action and interact with other people in the community.
Experience Week runs at both sites of the Findhorn Foundation, The Park and Cluny Hill. You will have opportunities to visit both sites during the week.
You need to speak and understand English reasonably well – if you cannot, we offer Experience Weeks in other languages which you can see using the flag links top left of the page.
Experience Week is a rich and active week that asks for participation for most of the day and several evenings. We ask that you come willing to participate fully, to give of yourself and engage with others. Be open to surprise!
When you book your Experience Week, please write a letter telling us about yourself, your spiritual background if any, and why you want to visit. (Most people write between one and two pages.) Please also specify if you have any mobility/accessibility needs. You can book online using the date links below, or print out and fax a Printable Booking Form.
Please book as far in advance as you can to ensure the dates you prefer, as Experience Week is a popular programme. Please wait for confirmation of your booking before you travel, and arrange your travel plans so you can register between 11:00am and 12:15pm on the Saturday that your programme begins. It is important for you to be present for the first session of the week, which begins early Saturday afternoon.
Please arrive before noon on the first day of your Experience Week, so that the group can begin together.
The programme runs from Saturday to Friday evening, and includes seven nights accommodation and all meals, from the first Saturday lunchtime through until breakfast on the Saturday morning of your departure.
We are offering a reduction of £100 off for young people aged 18 to 25 years. We believe that everyone should be able to come here regardless of financial need and deeply wish to support young people at the start of their life journey.
Select your date using the links below, check the relevant tick box on the Booking Form and our Bookings Team will apply the discount.
Please also note that we have further bursaries available, check the relevant tick box on the Support section of the Booking Form to apply.
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.
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