Wasifa Retreat Course (two weeks)

Saturday, 9th March, 2019 19:00
Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:00

How to pay: We will write to arrange payment with you once we have confirmed your place on this course. Please let us know your preferred method of payment by ticking one of the choices below.
Course fees are kept to an absolute minimum – please, if you would like, add a donation towards our scholarship fund, which supports students and visitors on low income.

A week of intensive group study of Ibn ‘Arabi’s Tarjuman al-ashwaq (The Interpreter of Ardent Desires) followed by a one-week solitary retreat for devotional wasifa practices.

The Tarjuman is a collection of poems that allude to union with the Beloved and the test of the seeming separation that follows. Studying this work is a rigorous but also expansive preparation for the subsequent retreat, which is for the establishment in each of us of real intimacy with our origin.

For this course, familiarity with the metaphysics and practices concerned with self knowledge in the light of the unity of being is essential. Admission is by application and is at the School’s discretion. As a rule, participants are expected to have completed a six-month course or equivalent.

This is a demanding and potentially transformative course and participants must be ready to devote themselves to it without distraction. Some preparatory practices may be given before the course begins, to be done at home.

Participants wishing for a further period of study are invited to the preliminary Study Week (Saturday 2 – Friday 8 March) which precedes this course.

Accommodation and Cost
The course is fully residential, with accommodation in single rooms for all participants. Cost of course is £700.

Note on course fees: There are no standard concessions offered because the fees have already been kept low. However, we do want the courses to be available for people on low incomes, so if the fee is a genuine difficulty for you then perhaps we can help.

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Book online at the top of the page or email info@chisholme.org Tel +44 (0)1450 880215

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



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