Discovering Unity Online

Thursday, 10th February, 2022 19:00
Thursday, 24th March, 2022 19:00


7 weeks: Starts Thursday, 10th February at 7.00pm GMT

Our starting point is the ultimate unity of all existence. The course’s development reflects this unity as it reveals itself by degrees in our everyday experience, as light and love, knowledge and beauty.
The course combines theory and practice, group investigation and private contemplation, and uncovers some of the profound meanings entailed in being human.

Normally offered face to face as a residential course, we have adapted the course to a series of online modules using the Zoom video-conferencing platform.

The group consists of seven evening meetings held weekly, and approaches self-enquiry through selected readings, audio, video and contemplative daily practice at home. Its inspiration and direction derive principally from the perspective of Oneness so finally expressed by the outlook of Ibn Arabi and Rumi, amongst others.

The course material and its method have been distilled from forty years experience of running courses at Chisholme House in the Scottish Borders. This course is designed to be complete in itself; however, it might also be an introduction to further study or to one’s own personal research.

Feedback from previous participants:
“This is a revolutionary way of thinking and relating to the world and discovering our true self”
“The course material was superb and provoking. The quotes, pictures, study material came through as completely holistic. All touching different aspects of the real on many levels.”
“I feel hugely privileged to have received this quality of coursework and the place it has been written from. It has given me something I very much felt in need of, some fine focus and words that have this kind of invitation in them… to travel high, wide, deep.”

Cost: £50
Consessions: £35
If the cost prohibits your attendance please contact us to discuss what is possible.

To apply for the course please download the application form and after filling it in, please send it to

Places are limited to 12 people, so please don’t delay if you are interested in joining the course. If this course is fully subscribed there will be other opportunities, and you will be placed on a waiting list.

Course Facilitators:
Hamid van Koten and Kawther Luay

Hamid has been involved with the Chisholme Institute since 1978 when Chisholme House was still a building site. He gained a degree in Design from Glasgow School of Art in 1993 and has worked as a Design Consultant on a number of listed buildings and small architectural commissions. He also lectured extensively and was programme Leader for History and Theory at the Design School of the University of Dundee. He lives with his family in an intentional community in Devon where he looks after the estate as well as legal and financial matters.

Kawther has been a student and volunteer at the Chisholme Institute and has facilitated various retreat courses. She is currently working on an MSc in Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen, and works as a chef.



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