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Prostration and Praise with Avi Abadi
Sat, 5 Aug 2017, 19:00 – Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 14:00 BST
In his Book of Theophanies, Ibn 'Arabi relates that he addressed the following words to al-Hallaj, when he met him in the intermediate world: “In my view, that [otherness] which you dismiss so lightly is the ultimate proof.”
This course, being a Beshara course, aims to explore that otherness and the reasons that render the realization of that by which the Lord is distinguished from the servant the highest level of discernment a human being may attain. To this end, the course will focus on the study of selected passages from the Word of Lot, the Word of Ezra and the Word of Jesus in the Fusus al-Hikam."
Course Facilitator: Avi Abadi
This is a residential retreat, starting on Saturday evening (7pm) and running until after lunch on the following Saturday (2pm). The timetable will incorporate meditation, study, conversation, devotional practice and practical work in the house, kitchen or garden, all in the spirit of service.
The course is fully residential and students are expected to be here for the full week, arriving on Saturday 5th and leaving the following Saturday.
Chisholme House is set on a beautiful estate in the moors of the Scottish Borders, an hour and a half from Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle. The main house looks out over glorious landscaped grounds, and woods of native trees encircle the estate.
Shared accommodation (double or triple bedroom) £325
Single room accommodation (when available £375)
This includes accommodation and all meals. A non-refundable deposit of £60 should be paid when booking. The balance can be paid once at Chisholme.
Booking is cheaper on the website: http://www.chisholme.org/calendar/12/68-Prostration-and-Praise.html
The Chisholme kitchen provides food in keeping with the spiritual and material aims of its education. Chisholme is not vegetarian but meat is prepared with the deepest respect for its benefit and origin. Meanwhile vegetarian dishes comprise the majority of the food served and are always available as an option. Special diets can be catered for where there is a medical reason. Please let us know your needs when you book your stay.