Category Archives: study

A talk on Love

A talk I gave towards the end of my first six month course in the Beshara School, UK.

“You must love”
A beautiful poem by Hazreti Uftade.

You have to come soon to the Real
You have to find His wise ones
If you truly cannot find them
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

Those who have loved have found them
Their souls have reached the Real (God)
Their faith has become whole
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

Always trace out their tracks
Listen to their beautiful discourse
If you say you would like to see their faces
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love

This dervish, this unhappy Uftade,
Has become a beggar on the road of God
May God fulfil his desire
With all your soul and with all your heart,
You must love.

It seems that is what I came here for. To love.
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Beshara’s 7-day course (Nov 8-15)

Beshara SEA 7-day Discovering Unity course - Nov8-15 2014
Pleased to announce that Beshara SEA will be holding a seven-day Discovering Unity course at the Portibi Farms, Sukabumi, on November 8-15, 2014.

Principal of Beshara School, Peter Young, will be facilitating the course.

The course will have daily themes aimed at providing space for each student to start establishing in themselves a unified perspective on reality while remaining in her/his particular life circumstances.

Each day one aspect of each theme will be looked at together in greater depth, using a short text as the basis for conversation. Students will also be guided through a series of mindfulness practices together with group activities and conversation on questions and themes that arise.

The course is open to all, regardless whether the student has participated in a Beshara course in the past. Willingness to fully participate with the intention to know oneself is essential.

We truly hope that you could join this wonderful opportunity. Feel free to share this with friends whom you think would be interested too.

To know more about the beautiful space where we will be holding the course (Portibi Farms), please visit: http://portibi.web.geowisata.or.id.

Article: Pursuit of Happiness

An article from a recent interview. Interesting headline. I wonder whether that’s what is about — a pursuit of happiness. The writer might have a good point there. Thank you, The Jakarta Post.


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Beshara SEA: Discovering Unity weekly course

An invitation to join Beshara SEA‘s first Discovering Unity weekly course.

The weekly course is a seven week course, consisting of 2 hour meeting each Sunday morning, with students having ongoing reading, practice and contemplation during the week. It is an introduction and basic foundation to the unitive perspective and its implications for our lives.

The premise of the course is the ultimate unity of all existence. The courses’ development reflects this unity as it reveals itself by degrees in our everyday experience, as light and love, knowledge and beauty. The courses are a journey of self-enquiry and discovery of the unified whole that is our human nature.

The course starts on April 13 in Jakarta.

Beshara Southeast Asia’s activities in 2014

Please find below information on a series of gatherings and courses with Beshara Southeast Asia in 2014, which might be of interest to you. All activities are held in the Greater area of Jakarta, Indonesia.

GATHERINGS
A gathering for all Beshara students as well as those who are drawn to explore a particular theme chosen from the perspective of the unit of being. It is set in a relaxed conversational environment while still maintaining the depth of and proper respect to the conversation that is being held. Continue reading