Findhorn friends on the Watkins 100 list

Words by Janet Limb

Findhorn Fellows and friends are among the world’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People for 2022, chosen by Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Watkins 100 list for 2022
Watkins 100 list for 2022

Findhorn friends Caroline Myss, Vandana Shiva, Ruby Wax and Charles Eisenstein are among the world’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People for 2022, as chosen by Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

The eagerly awaited annual Watkins list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People celebrates the teachers, activists, authors and thinkers that change the world. With the Findhorn Foundation celebrating 50 years old this year, we are very fortunate to have hosted many prominent spiritual teachers and presenters.

The Findhorn Foundation and Community has long been a place where forward thinkers gather to present innovative events and to meet other like-minded people, and we’re delighted to celebrate these names in the 2022 list.

Caroline Myss - Findhorn Fellow

Caroline Myss – Number 84

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy, medicine and the science of medical intuition.

Long-term friend of the Findhorn Foundation, Caroline Myss has presented with us many times. Her 2017 Findhorn TEDx talk ‘Choices that can Change Your Life’, which took place here in the Universal Hall, has been watched by over five million people.

Caroline has described Findhorn as her ‘favourite place on the planet’ and we can’t wait for her to return.

Vandana Shiva talking at the Climate Change and Consciousness Conference at the Findhorn Foundation in 2019
Vandana Shiva in action at the Climate Change and Consciousness Conference in 2019.

Vandana Shiva – Number 40 and Charles Eisenstein – Number 82

Dr Vandana Shiva is a scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate and anti-globalisation author. She is often referred to as the ‘Gandhi of grain’ for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement.

Charles Eisenstein is a US public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilisation, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement.

Charles Eisenstein at the Findhorn Foundation's Climate Change and Consciousness Conference in 2019
Charles Eisenstein at the Findhorn Foundation's Climate Change and Consciousness Conference in 2019.

We were honoured to have both Vandana and Charles present at our sellout Climate Change and Consciousness Conference (CCC19) at Easter in 2019.

Watch Vandana and Charles delivering their keynote speeches at the conference.

Ruby Wax in front of the 'angel wing' doors of the Universal Hall at the Findhorn Foundation

Ruby Wax – Number 35

Ruby Wax is a comedian, performer, best-selling author and corporate speaker, working towards better mental health for all. Ruby is a regular visitor to Findhorn and we were delighted to be included in her book And Now for the Good News, published in 2020. Her online course ‘A Mindfulness Guide for Survival’ is available now on our website.

Check out the full Watkins list for 2022 and let us know which of your favourite people appear on it.

One of mine is Number 38, Thich Nhat Hanh, the global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist who died on Saturday 22 January. I attended a retreat with him in 2012, which healed so much for me on some painful dynamics in my working life. I am very grateful for the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, known affectionately to his students at Thay – someone who gave so much to our world.

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