|The Nature Sanctuary|
Having lived at the Findhorn Foundation in the 1970's, it was a pleasure to return in November for a week-long reunion with friends I haven't seen in years, and also make some new ones. Findhorn has grown and changed over the years; it's now an eco-village for sustainable living that continues to be inspired by its spiritual roots.
|Gathering for a Findhorn Family photo|
It was emotionally intense to be reunited so suddenly with so many for such a short period of time.
Someone said it was like going to heaven without having to die!
|Putting rhubarb to bed in Cullerne Gardens|
Each morning we worked together in the kitchen, in the gardens, or in the wild areas just like old times.
Work is Love in Action!
|Cutting carrots in the community kitchen while preparing lunch for 210 hungry people|
|Lesha's Tikki Bar party|
In the evenings we attended sharings (skits and musical performances in the Universal Hall), informal gatherings of old friends, or went to bed early, exhausted by jet lag and the excitement of it all!
|Entrance to the Universal Hall|
Findhorn was founded in 1962 by Peter and Eileen Caddy and their friend Dorothy Maclean of Guelph Ontario (seated left with Peter & Eileen's son Jonathon).
I first met Dorothy in 1975 when we both lived in the San Francisco Bay area. When Ellen and I mention that we where thinking of going Findhorn, she warned us that it wasn't all about communicating with nature spirits; that there was hard work involved; and that sometimes couples' relationships didn't withstand the intensity of the place!
|Dorothy and the Caddy children blow out the candles on the 50th Birthday cake|