Online Courses

Start date for next course is Saturday, 7th September 2019

Here is an invitation to explore who you are, your very being and the nature of your relationship with others and the world.

The course is based on the most inclusive perspective – that of the unity of all existence: the One Reality expressed in the multiple forms in the universe. The Reality or Essence of all existence loves to be known.
Love is the underlying movement which seeks us out and invites us to know and experience the Beauty of Being. It is the birthright of humanity to come to know, it is innate in everyone.
This understanding is reflected throughout the content and structure of the course.

The perspective of unity is at the core of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions.
This course can be experienced as an education for the heart; the heart is the real 'organ of intelligence' that teaches us.
The online course will give you the tools to discover for yourself your own relationship with this truth. It will help you in a safe and fruitful way to gain a firm foundation in this understanding. Undertaking a course and journey like this will ask commitment from you, such as daily meditation and reading and contemplating study texts.

Course Director: Marijke Kretzers

Course details:
The course starts with the residential one week 'Discovering Unity' retreat at Chisholme House, from 7 – 14 September, 2019.
This will be followed by a modular online programme.
Cost: £375

If you are interested in this course, or wish to find out more, please write to



Marijke Kretzers,
Course Director

Marijke was born and raised in the Netherlands. During her time of studying and painting at art school profound questions arose about the meaning and purpose of life. In the search for self knowledge she came into contact with the Beshara School in the United Kingdom in 1975. Since then Marijke has been involved with various courses and retreats at the Chisholme Institute in Scotland, where she helped design and develop the two-year online study course. Marijke has also followed a mindfulness teaching course with I AM (Instituut voor Aandacht en Mindfulness) in Belgium.

Integrating the spiritual way into daily life in the Netherlands, Marijke has facilitated evening courses in study and meditation as well as 8-week mindfulness courses in Maastricht, NL. She restores paintings and is married, a mother of two sons and a grandmother.

Life and it’s unfolding in many aspects is every day a new beginning; an interesting challenge, invitation and gift of love