Dedicated to the art of self discovery

The Chisholme Institute is dedicated to exploring our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with the world. The education it offers is rooted in the principle of unity central to all wisdom traditions.

Since 1975, when the first long retreat course was initiated here, it has been a place of learning, exploration and contemplation. It offers a wide range of courses, from 6-month intensive residential retreats, week-long courses in yurts in the woods to introductory weekends.

Situated in the wild heart of the Scottish Borders, the estate includes an extensive organic garden providing bountiful produce for the kitchen that also plays an important part in the education. The house is surrounded by native forest much of which has been planted by volunteers over the last 20 years. Beyond it lies ancient woodland and moorland stretching to the horizon.