Daily activities and events bring people together and increase connection. Morning practices of yoga, meditation and other forms of mindfulness connect people with themselves and with others. Singing, dancing and exercise practices bring fun and joy in the shared activity; No words may be exchanged but there is camaraderie. In Cluny house where they run the Findhorn Experience week there is regular Taizé singing and in Kalikalos there is daily yoga and meditation in the season.
The more often people meet and share the closer they become. When this is daily a deep connection can be quickly created. Daily sharing circles held according to the guidelines of the "Way of Council" is a tool for bringing people together. It takes a while to get to know people and when you know people's weaknesses and love them anyway, there is less need to be the perfect you.
Over and over I have observed people resistant or too shy to share, slowly open up as they hear that it is OK to say what you feel and on one is judging you for it. When they do finally open up even a little they feel more part of the group and are grateful for the practice.
Deep connection also allows the opportunity for personal growth as people can observe there judgments of others and recognise their own strengths and weaknesses.