We begin from the premise that there is only one being in existence and in this light self knowledge is a process of uncovering, realising, and awakening to what is innate in each of us.
This course provides an opportunity to actively cultivate this process through study and practices that support self-enquiry.
Our aim is to explore questions about life, love, the world, and the meaning of being human from the perspective of oneness.
The course is founded on four elements: study, meditation, work and devotional practices.
Study and conversation focus on wisdom texts from different traditions, with emphasis on the work of the 12th-century mystics Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi and Rumi but also of modern contemplatives such as Adyashanti.
Meditation and mindfulness-based practices develop a contemplative condition in us and help us cultivate awareness and presence, which are indispensable for real learning.
Work – in the garden, house and kitchen – is a fundamental practice as we seek to apply what we learn in the manner of our approach to everyday tasks.
Devotional practices are essential for grounding, centring and opening the heart. These includes ‘zikr’, or 'rememoration', a devotional practice using sound and movement.
A week will seem all too brief, but the measure of it is in our own willingness to dig deep into the mystery of being that is our true self.
Accommodation and Timing
The course is fully residential and starts at supper time (7pm) on Saturday evening and runs until the following Saturday after lunch (about 2pm).
Includes accommodation and all meals.
Please pay a non-refundable deposit of £60 when booking. The balance can be paid once at Chisholme when you arrive.
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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