Dedicated to the art of self discovery

The most beautiful learning and the greatest is to know yourself
Clement of Alexandria (c.150–c.215)

ONLINE short courses – more information here; for courses on offer now, see Calendar

The guiding principle at Chisholme is the essential Unity of all Existence. This wholly inclusive perspective is the basis of all great wisdom traditions and lies at the heart of everything that happens in the school.

The education at Chisholme is of particular relevance today, for those who are motivated by a strong desire to know themselves according to this one essential reality, and to be in service to this reality in themselves and in the world.

Chisholme is located on a beautiful 187-acre estate in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. It offers both the context and the support for retreat and self-discovery.

Corona Virus October Update:
The Chisholme Estate is open to locally living visitors to walk the paths and woodland areas and visit the monument and graves. Please observe social distancing at all times.

News: The Penny Fund, established in 1985 for the benefit of students, has now been closed. Please make any donations directly to Chisholme.









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Please consider supporting the Chisholme Institute

Sun 30th May 2021 00:00 to
Sat 19th June 2021 14:30

A one or two week course, including quarantine (free of charge), a period of volunteering (optional) and a week for an immersive Discovering Unity course.


Sun 27th June 2021

An invitation to sit together in silent meditation


A beautiful, wide-ranging talk on Ibn 'Arabi and the World of Imagination.