Education in Unitive Spirituality
‘What a gift, what a great human!’, writes Richard Twinch in his obituary for Mansura Brenda Thomas, who passed away on July 7th 2017.
Nothingness and Gratitude: Themes in Spiritual Life
The video and transcript of this year’s Beshara Lecture given by George Pattison is now available.
Love returns you to yourself
if you let it;
Love will bring you through the wild valleys
and the turbulent waters,
Until only love is speaking to Love.
From: The Way of Love, by Paul Finegan
‘Seven Days of the Heart’ Study Retreat
September 30 – 7 October, 2017
Armagh, Melbourne, Australia
An intensive, non-residential study retreat, led by Stephen Hirtenstein.
Application deadline: June 30th, 2017
Embracing the Opposites
October 21-29, 2017
A 9-day study of the Fusus al-Hikam (Bezels of Wisdom) by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.
Poetics of Science: Global Human
September 15 – 17, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK
The third of three seminar weekends – interactive presentations and workshops with speakers from diverse backgrounds, films and music nights.
Self-knowledge? Unity of Existence? Truth? Love? Beauty?
October 8 – January 28, 2017
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh
What is the single most important point that must be understood by a person who wants to know?
A series of seven themed explorations.
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.