A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

 

A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

WHAT IS BESHARA?

BESHARA is a name for the perspective that there is only one, unique existence, expressing itself infinitely as a gift of love.

The potential to realise this truth lies within every human heart.

The awakening of this potential is the aim of the education at Beshara.

 

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Know Yourself

October 14 & 28, 2018
November 11 & 25, 2018
December 9, 2018
January 13 & 27, 2019
(11am – 1pm)
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Exploring the Oneness of Being through oneself

Ibn ‘Arabi Study Afternoon

December 1, 2018 (2–5pm)
The October Gallery, London

An afternoon seminar studying the chapter on ‘The Wisdom of Being in the Word of David’ from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam (The Bezels of Wisdom).

Bewildered: The Mystical Love Poetry of Ibn ‘Arabi

February 16, 2018 (2–5pm)
The October Gallery, London

Introducing a new English translation of Ibn ‘Arabi’s extraordinary cycle of mystical poetry Tarjumān al-Ashwāq (Translation of Desires) with publisher, Simone Fattal.

The Ways of the Heart

September – December 2018
Hosted by The Beshara Trust

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

The Chisholme Institute

Discovering Unity: One Week Retreats

Dates for 2019 to be confirmed

Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

The Chisholme Institute

Discovering Unity: Introductory Weekends

Dates for 2019 to be confirmed

Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

How far and how deep can you travel in just two days?

Woodland Yurt Summer Retreats

June 29 – July 6, 2019
July 20 – July 27, 2019
August 24 – August 31, 2019
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

7-day retreats without electricity, phone reception, and contact with the outside world – living in yurts in the forest.

NEWS

In the Footsteps of St Cuthbert

Kathy Tiernan, author of “Place of Repose: A tale of St Cuthbert’s Last Journey” and alumni of the Beshara School will be leading a five-day study tour in September 2018 tracing the saint’s life in Northumbria. Cuthbert, who lived from 634 to 687, is remembered as monk, bishop and hermit of Lindisfarne.

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Relating Astrology to Mystical Principles

From the introduction to Mystical Astrology, by Titus Burckhardt

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

I see myself as other than God

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

Three Friends of God

From Sufis of Andalusia, by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

Not Trapped in one belief

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

I want to speak about what can’t be said

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

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Reconciliation and Justice in Australia

How a nation is trying to heal the wounds of its colonial past and reconcile with its indigenous people

People had been asked: “What can be done to heal the situation?” and many had replied, “If only someone would say sorry”.

Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

Jane Carroll visits a new memorial which aims to heal a dark period of American history

We have to face up to the past in order to come to a proper understanding of ourselves and our world

Bewildered by Love and Longing

Michael Sells and Simone Fattal talk about a new translation of Ibn ‘Arabi’s famous cycle of love poems, ‘Translation of Desires’

“For Ibn ‘Arabi longing or desire is a cosmic force. It goes beyond all boundaries, and it is the closest taste of the infinite that people can have in their own experience.”

A Thing of Beauty…

Emma Clark visits the Luohan at the Temple Gallery in London

This majestic and profound sculpture is both timeless and deeply meaningful in its capacity to give us an insight into what it means to be human.

The Unity of Bee-ing

An interview with Heidi Herrmann about the work of The Natural Beekeeping Trust in preserving our precious populations of bees.

We need to address the many ways in which we have fallen so far from the ideal place of humanity. The bees demonstrate this as a whole phenomenon – as ‘the Bee’.

Reconciliation and Justice in Australia

How a nation is trying to heal the wounds of its colonial past and reconcile with its indigenous people

People had been asked: “What can be done to heal the situation?” and many had replied, “If only someone would say sorry”.

Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

Jane Carroll visits a new memorial which aims to heal a dark period of American history

We have to face up to the past in order to come to a proper understanding of ourselves and our world

Bewildered by Love and Longing

Michael Sells and Simone Fattal talk about a new translation of Ibn ‘Arabi’s famous cycle of love poems, ‘Translation of Desires’

“For Ibn ‘Arabi longing or desire is a cosmic force. It goes beyond all boundaries, and it is the closest taste of the infinite that people can have in their own experience.”

A Thing of Beauty…

Emma Clark visits the Luohan at the Temple Gallery in London

This majestic and profound sculpture is both timeless and deeply meaningful in its capacity to give us an insight into what it means to be human.

The Unity of Bee-ing

An interview with Heidi Herrmann about the work of The Natural Beekeeping Trust in preserving our precious populations of bees.

We need to address the many ways in which we have fallen so far from the ideal place of humanity. The bees demonstrate this as a whole phenomenon – as ‘the Bee’.

Beshara.org is managed by the Beshara Trust, a UK-based charity established in 1971, whose aim is the advancement of education in the consideration of the basic unity of all religions, in particular by the provision of courses to provide an understanding of the relationship of humanity to the universe, the earth, the environment and society, to Reality and to God. The Trust is supported entirely by philanthropic donations and voluntary work.