Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries
October 6th – 7th, 2018
A residential weekend studying the ‘Contemplation of the Holy Mysteries’, one of the major works of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. Facilitated by the co-translator Cecilia Twinch.
Please note: this course is currently fully subscribed, and there is a short waiting list. If you are interested in the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you should a place become available.
From the publisher’s website: “It consists of a series of 14 visions, in the form of dramatic conversations with the Divine, interspersed with dazzling visionary episodes… These contemplations are full of astounding insights into the nature of existence, our relationship with Reality, and the way to achieve true happiness.”
This course is an opportunity to study this work in beautiful surroundings, allowing for contemplative study without distractions. The Beshara Trust is very pleased that the co-translator Cecilia Twinch has agreed to facilitate the course, helped by Dee Mitting and Lucy Barratt.
Timetable & Accommodation
The Abbey is a conference centre near Abingdon, easily accessible from London and Oxford.
The Abbey Sutton Courtenay
Accommodation: single or double rooms
*A reduced rate is available if sharing a twin room.
The first session of the course will be at 10am on Saturday 6th October.
Attendees can arrive either on Friday 5th October after 4pm and stay for two nights, or on Saturday 6th October before 9.30am staying Saturday night. The course finishes at 4pm on Sunday 7th October.
All meals are provided including supper on Friday evening.
Booking & Fees
Costs: (for bookings before 30th June)
Arriving Friday 5th October: Single: £270 / Double: £240 per person
Arriving Saturday 6th October: Single: £210 / Double: £190 per person
Course / Event location
The Abbey Sutton Courtenay, The Green, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4AF
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).
November 28, 2018 (7pm)
Heart of Hawick Cinema & Theatre, Hawick, Scottish Borders
The award-winning documentary on the inspirational life of Akong Rinpoche, co-founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West, at Eskdalemuir. Introduced by Executive Producer Vin Harris, and followed by a panel discussion with Q&A. Proceeds to the Akong Memorial Foundation.