Jesus: the Wisdom of Elevation
12 July 2014 19:00 to 19 July 2014 14:00
Chisholme House, Scottish Borders TD9 7PH
To follow the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society Symposium (Oxford in May), entitled Jesus and Mary: A mystical perspective, the Beshara School will hold a week long study course at Chisholme House.
The week will be a contemplation of Jesus and Mary according to Ibn 'Arabi, through a careful and in-depth reading of the fass of Jesus, known as the 'Wisdom of Elevation', from the Fusus al-Hikam. The text is demanding and is perhaps best approached in a spirit of joyful enquiry and surrender. The reading will be complemented with converse and meditation, guided walks and, according to inclination, work in the kitchen or garden. The week is open to all, though some prior study of Ibn 'Arabi is recommended.
The course is lead by Peter Young, who is principal of the Beshara School.
Accommodation: This course is fully residential. 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, secluded 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.
Cost: £375 including full board and lodging for seven nights
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Booking: f you are interested in attending, then please write and register your interest with the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org / call +44 (0)1450 880215.
Booking will open on May 26th after the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Symposium.
Do not hesitate to write to us, if you would like any additional information.