The Ways of the Heart

7th September – 13th December 2018

A 12-week online course using the Zoom seminar platform.

Course Description

This 12-week themed online course is based on the premise that there is only one unlimited existence, expressing itself infinitely as a gift of love. It is the realisation 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, opens the heart to a deeper self knowledge.

The course will explore seven themes. The materials for each theme will be sent three days before the first seminar. Each theme, which lasts 12 days, will comprise of two Zoom online seminars – one to begin and one to end the theme. Between the two seminars there will be a course forum for discussion and reflection on the particular theme.

Each Zoom seminar will have two facilitators to guide and support the understanding of content and its applicability to their everyday lives. Participants are urged to fully engage with the materials, contribute to the forum and complete a short essay, set of notes or presentation on one of the course themes.

Zoom is free to join – participants will need to download the Zoom App to participate in the course.

Course material will be shared as a PDF / Word file each week to be studied in preparation for the interactive Zoom seminars, and there will be a private Facebook group for exploring ideas as they arise.

Timetable

Friday 7th September:  Theme 1 – Know Yourself
Tuesday 11th September: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
12th – 19th September: Forum discussion
Thursday 20th September: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 23rd September: Theme 2 – The Place of Asking and Requesting – Aspects of Prayer and Praise
Tuesday 25th September: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
26th September – 3rd October: Forum discussion
Thursday 4th October: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 5th October: Theme 3 – Coming to a Sense of Humility
Tuesday 9th October: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
10th – 17th October: Forum discussion
Thursday 18th October: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 19th October: Theme 4 – The One Calling the Many
Tuesday 23rd October: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
24th – 31st October: Forum discussion
Thursday 1st November: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 2nd November: Theme 5 – The Role of Service in Life
Tuesday 6th November: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
7th – 14th November: Forum discussion
Thursday 15th November: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 16th November: Theme 6 – The Contraries
Tuesday 20th November: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
21st – 28th November: Forum discussion
Thursday 29th November: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Friday 30th November: Theme 7 – The Essential – A Love Affair
Tuesday 4th December: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)
5th – 12th December: Forum discussion
Thursday 13th December: Zoom seminar (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)

Booking & Fees

Course fees:

  • £60 payable prior to the course commencement
  • £40 concessions (available for the unwaged or low income)
  • Two Bursaries are also available.
  • Payment can be accepted by Paypal or bank transfer.

Please note the course is limited to 14 participants.

For further information, questions and prospectus, please contact:

John Brown at besharacourses@beshara.org

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