The most beautiful learning and the greatest is to know yourself
Clement of Alexandria (c.150–c.215)
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.
Located on a beautiful 187-acre estate in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, Chisholme offers both the context and the support for such self-discovery. The main house looks out over glorious landscaped grounds, and woods of native trees encircle the estate.
The ongoing programme includes text-based study retreats, immersive courses living close to nature, and the longer intensive Discovering Unity retreats during the winter months.
Volunteers from around the world make a huge contribution to the life of the place, and visitors are welcome throughout the year to get a taste of what Chisholme can offer.
Corona Virus May Update:
In line with government guidelines, Chisholme is currently unable to accept visitors, students or volunteers.
Please see Calendar for what is on offer right now and later in the year.
Please consider supporting the Chisholme Institute
Tue 12th May 2020
Tue 16th June 2020 00:00
What is it to be human? And, inseparable from this, what is real?
Mon 1st June 2020
There are possibilities for longer term volunteers to come later this year
Update for May: For the time being, Chisholme cannot accept any visitors or volunteers. A free six week Online Discovering Unity Course starts 12 May. Other opportunities might follow later this year. Please read on...