A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

September – October 2016

A Thing of Beauty…

JAMES TURRELL’S BERLIN INSTALLATION
“Here the invitation is to something less cosmic, more personal”

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The Ecology of Money

CIARAN MUNDY, DIRECTOR OF THE BRISTOL POUND
“We should not refuse to engage with the world of complex finance”

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NICOLA SIMPSON ON DOM SYLVESTER HOUÉDARD
“How do we hear the inaudible sound of dust falling?”

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Tell them what we have learned here…

CHRONICLES FROM WORLD WAR II
“…divine faithfulness, present even in the depths of the nightmare”

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A Thing of Beauty…

JAMES TURRELL’S BERLIN INSTALLATION
“Here the invitation is to something less cosmic, more personal”

Read Article

The Ecology of Money

CIARAN MUNDY, DIRECTOR OF THE BRISTOL POUND
“We should not refuse to engage with the world of complex finance”

Read Article

d-r-a-w-n-i-n-w-a-r-d

NICOLA SIMPSON ON DOM SYLVESTER HOUÉDARD
“How do we hear the inaudible sound of dust falling?”

Read Article

Tell them what we have learned here…

CHRONICLES FROM WORLD WAR II
“…divine faithfulness, present even in the depths of the nightmare”

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Tributes to Reshad Feild

Reshad Feild, who passed away on May 31, 2016, was a colourful and sometimes controversial character; an important figure in the early days of Beshara.

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Discovering Unity Weekend Retreat

October 28 – 30, 2016

Explore deeper questions in the light of the unity of all existence. Guided group study of wisdom texts, meditation and more. Held at the Chisholme Institute.

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Discovering Unity Weekend Retreat

November 25 – 27, 2016

Explore deeper questions in the light of the unity of all existence. Guided group study of wisdom texts, meditation and more. Held at the Chisholme Institute.

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Discovering Unity, Istanbul

September 22 – November 3, 2016

A short course about being human, held over seven weekly evening meet-ups

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Discovering Unity, Bursa

September 20 – November 1, 2016

A short course about being human, held over seven weekly evening meet-ups

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Chisholme House Spiritual Retreat Centre in the Scottish Borders

40-Day Discovering Unity Retreat

17 October – 29 November, 2016

A full-time retreat course at the Chisholme Institute in the Scottish Borders, consisting of study, meditation, work and devotional practice.

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View from Chisholme House retreat centre in the Scottish Borders

99-Day Discovering Unity Retreat

December 17, 2016 – March 27, 2017

A longer retreat course at the Chisholme Institute, building on the foundations laid during the 40-day retreat earlier in the year.

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The Secrets of Voyaging

The Voyages of Moses (2 of 3)

Saturday October 1, 2016

An afternoon meeting in London to study extracts from Secrets of Voyaging, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.

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The Secrets of Voyaging

The Voyages of Moses (3 of 3)

Saturday November 19, 2016

An afternoon meeting in London to study extracts from Secrets of Voyaging, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.

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Turkey Travel Retreat

December 6 -16, 2016

A tour to Istanbul, Konya, Bursa and Selçuk visiting places of historical and spiritual significance.

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Author Katharine Tiernan discusses her interest in St Cuthbert, and the study tour in his footsteps she will lead this September.

WHAT IS BESHARA?

Beshara is a name for…

the perspective that there is only one unlimited existence, expressing itself infinitely as a gift of love.

the realization that self-knowledge from such a unifying point of view results in an understanding of the whole, by the whole.

this wisdom, which is at the heart of all the great spiritual and religious traditions.

Beshara.org is an online platform for promoting and discussing these ideas.  The site is managed by the Beshara Trust, a UK-based charity established in 1971 with a mission to provide education in light of this perspective. The Trust is supported entirely by philanthropic donations and voluntary work by people supportive of its aims.

Relating Astrology to Mystical Principles

From the introduction to Mystical Astrology, by Titus Burckhardt

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I want to speak about what can’t be said

From ‘Hu’, Chapter 10 of Intimations, by J.G. Bennett

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Adam

From the chapter ‘Of the Divine Wisdom (al-hikmat al-‘ilahiyah) in the Word of Adam’ in The Wisdom of the Prophets, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

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Not Trapped in one belief

Chapter 1 of The Kernel of the Kernel, by Ismail Hakki Bursevi

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I see myself as other than God

From Know Yourself, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi  or Awhad al-din Balyani

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Three Friends of God

From Sufis of Andalusia, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

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