Our Community


“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come.”


The initiatives and programs supported or developed by The Assisi Foundation make the application of universal or archetypal patterns manifest. It is our vision to ensure that the initiatives we support and develop can have a truly global reach. 

The global community of participants and faculty who have felt drawn to the original vision for and the work of The Assisi Institute include more than 20,000 participants from 25 different countries and from vastly different yet interdisciplinary backgrounds. 

Participants who have benefited from initiatives supported and developed by The Assisi Foundation include analysts-in-training, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, therapists, lawyers, artists, business leaders, as well as lay people from all walks of life. 

All of them are drawn to gaining a deeper understanding of universal patterns – both generative and non-generative – and the insight, change and potential transformation they offer. In addition, the authentic sense of community and generosity of spirit they experience when participating in our initiatives, is often described as something that is hard to attain elsewhere. 

Please enjoy these testimonials from community members who have been exposed to or have participated in international initiatives made possible by The Assisi Foundation.