Jesus: the Wisdom of Elevation

12 July 2014 19:00 to 19 July 2014 14:00
Chisholme House, Scottish Borders TD9 7PH

This course is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please contact the secretary: 01450 880215 or 

Following the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Symposium (Oxford, May 24-25), Jesus and Mary: A mystical perspective, the Beshara School will hold a week-long study course at Chisholme House. 

An in-depth study of the chapter on Jesus from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam, known as the ‘Wisdom of Elevation’. The study will be complemented by conversation, meditation, guided walks and participation in the life of the school. Secluded among the hills of the Scottish Borders, Chisholme House provides the perfect backdrop for contemplative practice and enquiry. The week is open to all, though some prior study of Ibn ‘Arabi would be useful.

Extract from the chapter: ...bringing to life, through knowledge

The retreat will be led by Peter Young, Principal of the Beshara School.

Accommodation:  More about student facilities

Timing: It starts at supper time (7pm) on Saturday evening and runs until the following Saturday after lunch (about 2pm).

The Location is Chisholme House, a beautiful, estate on the edge of open moorland, deep in the hills of the Scottish Borders. Its spacious grounds, comfortable facilities and attention to detail provide the perfect environment for contemplative practice. It is roughly an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle, with a regular bus service from Edinburgh and Carlisle to Hawick, the nearest town.


  • Residential: £375 including full board and lodging for seven nights
  • Non-residential: £165 including lunch and refreshments

Note on course fees: There are no standard concessions offered on most courses, because the fees are already kept as low as possible. However, we do try to ensure the courses are accessible to those on low incomes, so please write to to enquire about reduced course fees or bursary possibilities if you would find the cost of a course prohibitive.

Booking:  Course full. Contact the secretary / call +44 (0)1450 880215 to be placed on waiting list.

Do not hesitate to write to us, if you would like any additional information.

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