A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

June – July 2016

A Thing of Beauty…

CHAGALL’S PEACE WINDOW
Unity is not achievable when it is conceived as merely bringing together a collection of parts. It requires a more comprehensive vision.”

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The Unity of Humanity

TODD LAWSON
“Everyone has had a revelation, has been touched by a divine message… all the prophets share the same source, the same light.”

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The Field of Light

BRUCE MUNRO’S NEW WORK
“I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like a dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls.”

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The Red Sail

KATHARINE TIERNAN
“All about him the sea stretches away to the mauve edge of the horizon. The strangeness of it empties his soul.”

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A Thing of Beauty…

CHAGALL’S PEACE WINDOW
Unity is not achievable when it is conceived as merely bringing together a collection of parts. It requires a more comprehensive vision.”

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The Unity of Humanity

TODD LAWSON
“Everyone has had a revelation, has been touched by a divine message… all the prophets share the same source, the same light.”

Read Article

The Field of Light

BRUCE MUNRO’S NEW WORK
“I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like a dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls.”

Read Article

The Red Sail

KATHARINE TIERNAN
“All about him the sea stretches away to the mauve edge of the horizon. The strangeness of it empties his soul.”

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Love Beyond Belief

Professor Alan Williams introduces the theme of the Beshara Lecture 2016

The Beshara Trust Archive

Work continues to archive more than four decades of activity by the Beshara Trust. Contributions welcome!

The Secrets of Voyaging

The Voyages of Moses (1 of 3)

Saturday September 10, 2016
An afternoon meeting in London to study extracts from Secrets of Voyaging, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.

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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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Discovering Unity Weekend Retreat

August 19 – 21, 2016

Discover more about yourself and the world about you while being introduced to the education the Chisholme Institute offers.

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Discovering Unity Weekend Retreat

September 23 – 25, 2016

Discover more about yourself and the world about you while being introduced to the education the Chisholme Institute offers.

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Two-Year Online Course

Start Date: September 7, 2016

A two-year course combining three residential retreats, home study and practice, online training, regular Skype contact with course facilitators and integration into your own daily life.

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Beshara Discovering Unity 6 Month Retreat Course

Discovering Unity 2016 – 17

October 1, 2016 – March 24, 2017

An intensive six-month winter retreat exploring self-knowledge and global responsibility

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Ibn Arabi Study-week Retreat

August 27, 2016 – September 3, 2016 

‘The Twenty Nine Pages’ revisited and the Wisdom of the Self in the Word of Jonah, in the Fusus al Hikam by Ibn ‘Arabi

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In The Footsteps of St. Cuthbert

September 23 – 27, 2016

A five-day study tour in the North of England led by Katharine Tiernan

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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.

Not Trapped in one belief

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

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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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Relating Astrology to Mystical Principles

From the introduction to Mystical Astrology, by Titus Burckhardt

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Three Friends of God

From Sufis of Andalusia, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

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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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I see myself as other than God

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

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