Symposium director Aaron Cass introduces Symposium 2009, to be held at the Beshara School in the Scottish Borders in September. Filmed by Jonathan Spottiswoode.
Our symposium is dedicated to a unified and global vision of humanity today
and it's responsibility to itself, the world and to all it's inhabitants.
Our aim is to reach towards a unified perspective on what is happening in the world today. Can we find a point of vision from which, rather than a great number of different issues to be tackled all at once, these interrelated factors may be viewed as so many symptoms of a single cause?
It is self-evident that the very interrelatedness of these manifold aspects indicates an underlying unity. It is fundamental to the Beshara School's education, that it is within our human potential to observe this unity in a closer way, from unity itself. We have found here through practice that when people come together with a real question to discuss and converse together, as a single body, the very oneness that is our common foundation can express itself through us and as us, all together; and that it is from here that all real and lasting change proceeds.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us in this endeavor and that it will be fruitful, rewarding and enjoyable.
Peter Young, Principal
The Beshara School