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.

Kathy writes, “Cuthbert was beloved in his own time, but his influence continued to grow after his death. The Lindisfarne Gospels were created in his honour and Lindisfarne became a centre of pilgrimage. The Viking raids of the ninth century forced the monks to flee and the study tour will follow in their footsteps. Throughout the centuries Cuthbert has been understood as the protector of the North and of his people. His life story is an affirmation of the persistence of love beyond the vicissitudes of time and mortality and his presence remains a solace for us today”.

Kathy led a similar tour in 2016 and one of the participants wrote “perhaps the most important thing for me about the trip was that it brought Cuthbert to life in the sense of being a living presence.”

In August Kathy will lead a one day study tour, A day with St Cuthbert: Leader Valley to Old Melrose, which will introduce the places where St Cuthbert spent his childhood, including a visit to the Anglo Saxon monastery of Mailros.

As Kathy explains, through the spirit of the place we can start to discover our own connection to Cuthbert and his meaning.

Kathy’s new novel ”Cuthbert, the Making of a Saint” will be published in the Autumn of 2018.

Further details of these events can be found on the Courses & Events page.

Wasifa Retreat Course

March 9 – 23, 2019
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

A week of group study of Ibn ‘Arabi’s Tarjuman al-ashwaq (The Interpreter of Ardent Desires) followed by a week-long solitary retreat.

Compassion for the World

January 26, 2019 (2–5pm)
The October Gallery, London

How can the wisdom of Ibn ‘Arabi help us solve contemporary problems like global warming?

Know Yourself

January – July 2019 (11am – 1pm)
Every 2nd Sunday each month

The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Exploring the Oneness of Being through oneself

Bewildered: The Mystical Love Poetry of Ibn ‘Arabi

February 16, 2019 (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.

Notes from the Underground

March 23, 2019 (2–5pm)
The October Gallery, London

A talk and seminar exploring death as one of the most essential aspects of our humanity from a psychological and spiritual perspective.

The Chisholme Institute

Discovering Unity: One Week Retreats

April 20 – 27, 2019
June 15 – 22, 2019
August 24 – 31, 2019

Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK

The Chisholme Institute

Discovering Unity: Introductory Weekends

May 17 – 19, 2019
July 19 – 21, 2019

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.

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