PAST COURSES & EVENTS

40th Mystics and Scientists Conference

April 7 – 9, 2017

The continuing quest for unity and integration. How we are reconciling science and spirituality. Organised by The Scientific and Medical Network. Venue: De Vere Horsley Estate, Surrey.

Discovering Unity Evening Course

April 27 – June 15, 2017
Oxford, UK

“Who in the world am I. Ah, that’s the great puzzle” Lewis Carrol. A seven week introductory evening course with weekly meetings.

The Impassable Mountain Pass

Saturday February 18, 2017

A seminar exploring the heart as the midpoint between the sacred and the mundane in the teachings of Ibn ‘Arabi at the October Gallery, London.

Beyond Religion?

Saturday March 11, 2017

A seminar exploring the relevance of the story of Jonah to the contemporary world, facilitated by David Hornsby at the October Gallery, London.

One Light: Jelaluddin Rumi

May 4, 2017
The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh, UK

An informal evening dinner followed by the poetry and stories of Jelaluddin Rumi with storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge.

UPCOMING

Ibn ‘Arabi Study Retreat: The Secrets of Voyaging

July 8 – 15, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

‘In reality, we never cease from journeying from the moment we and our origins are constituted, ad infinitum.’

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Ibn ‘Arabi Study Retreat: Prostration and Praise

August 5 – 12, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Servanthood as the ultimate affirmation of the unity of being.

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Yurt retreat

Woodland Yurt Retreat

August 12 – 19, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Discover what is essential – free from phones, internet and electricity – living in yurts on the edge of woodland and cooking over campfires in the company of fellow students and facilitators.

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Yurt retreat

Woodland Yurt Retreat

August 26 – September 2, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Discover what is essential – free from phones, internet and electricity – living in yurts on the edge of woodland and cooking over campfires in the company of fellow students and facilitators.

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Ibn ‘Arabi Study Retreat: The Ground of Beneficence

August 26 – September 2, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Meaning and relevance in the ‘Twenty-Nine Pages’ and the chapter on Loqman from the ‘Fusus al Hikam’

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Ibn ‘Arabi Study Retreat: Abraham and Isaac

September 4 – 10, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Study of chapters from Part One of the new, fully annotated translation of the ‘Fusus al-Hikam’ (2018).

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Seven Days of the Heart

‘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

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Poetics of Science: Through Itself

Poetics of Science: Through Itself

June 23 – 25, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

The second of three seminar weekends – interactive presentations and workshops with speakers from diverse backgrounds, films and music nights.

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Intuitive Drawing course 1-8 July 2017

Intuitive Drawing Course

July 1 – 8, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

Draw from the heart and learn to see and listen in a new way. In practising to draw it is important to distinguish what the heart is trying to say from what the mind is trying to determine.

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Prof. George Pattison

The Beshara Lecture 2017: Nothingness and Gratitude

July 22, 2017  (3pm)
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, London, UK

Speaker: George Pattison, 1640 Chair of Divinity, University of Glasgow.

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