This retreat week will be an inspiring and reflective oasis that will support you in developing and/or deepening your meditative practice. This spiritual retreat, which comes out of John’s 20 year connection with the Findhorn Foundation’s unique lineage, is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to meditation or more experienced.
Approaching the week with a ‘beginners mind’, we will look at what meditation is, exploring different approaches that will include a number of gateways into meditation and ‘activities’ that can be undertaken while in the meditational space, so you can choose those you wish to explore further as you develop and strengthen your own meditation practice. We will also explore how to stay in the meditation zone, health benefits and possible challenges for meditators.
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Our Spiritual Retreat Weeks offer a supportive environment for personal and spiritual development within the transformational field of Findhorn. Learn new tools and develop a range of skills you can incorporate into everyday life. Explore meditation and other exercises, and through living our founding principles approach ordinary activities in a mindful way that gives space for presence, creativity and joy.
There are daily sessions as a group and four shifts in Foundation service departments to integrate your spiritual life with daily living. The retreat is less of a group experience than Experience Week and the group is generally smaller. Deepen into the rhythm of daily meditation within the community and enjoy free time to join some of the special events also planned that week.
“This is the programe for people who want knowledge on meditation.”- Maria from Portugal aged 62.
An amazing, beautiful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to all. It has not only deepened my meditation, but deepened my connection to me and organised my spiritual practice.
Elizabeth Montgomery – Edinburgh, Scotland
An outstanding presentation! More and deeper than I imagined. I will use this as I move forward in my life and share it with my clients. John’s depth and breadth of wisdom and experience come through in a loving, caring and respectful manner.
Shelley Hines – Oregon, USA
“John has a wide knowledge of meditation and a playful attitude in practicing it.”- Jenny from Finland aged 27.
If you are contemplating a longer term commitment at Findhorn, a Spiritual Retreat Week offers an insight into living and engaging here. It also serves as a prerequisite for joining some of our further Essential Findhorn programmes such as the Living in Community Guest Programme and Living Essentials Apprentice Programme.
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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Please note: prior Experience Week participation is required to attend this workshop.