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Findhorn Experience Week: 12 June 2023

Start Date: 12/06/2023
End Date: 17/06/2023
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Seen as a turning point by so many, our one-week core workshop will help you build inner resilience, develop deeper connections, and embrace community living.

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From Personal to Planetary Change

Findhorn’s Experience Week will help you to pause, take a step back from life’s challenges and changes, and step forward into a personal journey of transformation.

Loved by thousands from all over the world, this five-day programme will guide you through our core practices to enable you to live with more love, consciousness, and a deeper sense of purpose and meaning.

By starting with ourselves, we can all help to bring a kinder, more compassionate world into being, where we live in greater harmony with each other, the earth and all beings.

A group sharing conversations at Findhorn

During Experience Week you will spend five days at Cluny Hill, Forres – our primary learning centre and a former Victorian hotel – with a group of curious explorers like yourself from all over the globe, ranging in age from 18 to 80+.

Living as part of a vibrant community, you will have the opportunity to join its rhythms and adventures – sharing circles, outings in nature, singing, dancing, and more. Plus space and time for solo contemplation and exploration.


There’ll be a variety of opportunities to see life through a different lens, to slow down and awaken connections with all life, as well as taking the time to explore or deepen a meditation practice.

Alongside developing a connection with your group, you’ll be introduced to the fascinating story of the Findhorn founders and the core practices that have developed over time.

Steps up to the beach at Findhorn in winter with grass in the foreground

Findhorn Experience Week is the ideal introduction to the Findhorn spiritual community and pioneering ecovillage. You will have the space, time and loving support for inner reflection while exploring how to live more from the heart – and to trust the wisdom within.

‘This was a gift to self – to take time out and find a new path in life.’

Your Experience

  • A five-night peaceful stay at Cluny Hill, situated in the Historical town of Forres in north-east Scotland and perfectly placed for visiting the Moray Coast
  • Three nutritious, balanced meals per day
  • Group-led activities by experienced practitioners
  • Access to Cluny Hill’s beautiful gardens and local walking trails
  • Free bus rides between Cluny and the Findhorn Ecovillage
  • Free wifi and library access
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and refreshments

Choose between standard and boutique rooms. All rooms have access to free WiFi. Learn more about Cluny Hill, its location, and directions.

The prices stated below are for the full week.

Standard Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £899
Standard Shared Room @ Cluny Hill: £809 / person
Boutique Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £1,295
Boutique Shared Room @ Cluny Hill: £1,170 / person

Sample daily schedule

6:30 or 8:30 – Optional Meditation
7:30am – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30 – Programme session
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 – Programme session
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner
19:45 – 21:00 – Personal time or optional session

Please note actual times and schedules may vary; please see the Guest Boards or the schedule provided upon check-in for details and room locations.

Experience Week takes place at our Cluny Hill site in Forres, with registration between 11.00 and 12.15 on the Monday at the start of the week.

See how to get here for travel and public transport details.


Experience Week ends on Friday evening with a celebration dinner. Accommodation is provided until 9am on Saturday morning.

When you book Experience Week, we’ll ask you to tell us a bit more about yourself. This is the first step into the spirit of the week and helps the facilitators get to know you and to prepare.

We ask about your joys, challenges and inspirations, your current life circumstances, why you want to do Experience Week and if you have any spiritual background (which is not required!)

We also ask whether you have, or have had, any physical, emotional, mental health or addiction conditions, and also how they are affecting you now. This is because the week can be a very heart-opening experience and sometimes emotions can arise.

We ask that participants are emotionally and psychologically stable and able to take care of their own emotions and experience.

Our facilitators are here to support you, but they are not trained therapists. This isn’t a therapy centre and the experience is not designed for those needing therapeutic support.

Please answer the questions yourself, and in your own words – don’t worry about language, we simply want to get to know you.

If you’re a couple or are booking with a friend, please complete separate booking forms, but let us who you’re booking with and whether you’d like to share a room.

Please don’t make travel plans until you have received our email confirming your booking.

We’re committed to making our transformative experiences available to all. If you need assistance to attend you may apply for Educational Support.
For further information, you can call our bookings team on +44 (0)1309 691 653 or contact us with any questions.

If you use a wheelchair or have any other mobility difficulties please let us know when you book. Cluny Hill is a multi-storey building with access to the upper levels via a staircase only.

If you have specific requirements please contact Bookings before you book to ensure we can meet your needs. Please also include details with your booking form.

With thanks to Johanna, 2022 Experience Week Participant

The dining room at Cluny Hill viewed through the trees and bushes in the garden in summer

Extend your stay

Many participants feel profound changes during experience week, and you may want to stay on to relax, or deepen your experience.

Book a Cluny Retreat right after your Experience Week, or choose from many other dates.

Or book a Sacred Pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona, off Scotland’s rugged West Coast


Start Date: 12/06/2023
End Date: 17/06/2023


Cluny Hill
Findhorn Foundation, Cluny Hill, St Leonards Rd
Forres, IV36 2RD United Kingdom
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